Looking for something besides talk therapy?

Yoga Therapy might be for you.

You’ve started to realize that this body you move throughout the world in has become like a foreign object.

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You remember when you were young using your body for play and joy and exploration, and now, through experiences of shame, insecurity, and trauma, you no longer feel comfortable in your own skin. 

You’ve been trying to manage your anxiety and depression for quite some time. It feels like you’ve attempted all the tricks and talked yourself in circles, still ending up with a mind that has difficulty staying present, chronic body tension and days where life just doesn’t feel enjoyable or even worth it. You need something that will shake this all up and help you not only learn to cope with anxiety and depression but transcend it to a place of true contentment.  

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Yoga therapy is a holistic healing modality that draws from the ancient, time-tested system of yogic philosophy, breathing practices, meditation and physical movements. The practice of yoga is designed to lead to an ever-increasing knowledge of oneself and the needs of the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga strengthens the ability to be present in the body, in the mind, and, ultimately, in life. 

Yoga and meditation have many empirically- validated benefits.

Just to name a few…

  • Increases balance and awareness of mind, body and spirit

  • Releases excess muscle tension and facilitates relaxation

  • Preserves range of motion by keeping muscles and connective tissue supple and healthy

  • Strengthens body image and satisfaction

  • Increases energy

  • Soothes numerous conditions, such as anxiety, arthritis, asthma, depression, headaches, hypertension, PMS, sleep disorders and stress

  • Increases emotional and mental stability, leading to clarity in decision making

  • Increases self-esteem

  • Frees creative energy

 melanie taylor, ms, lmft, ryt-500                   assistant clinical director                               creative marketing director

melanie taylor, ms, lmft, ryt-500 assistant clinical director creative marketing director

I am a licensed therapist and 500-hr registered yoga instructor with a specialization in therapeutically-oriented yoga. I have specialized training and experience in yoga for trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, chronic illness and musculoskeletal issues. I am trained to work with all age ranges and physical capabilities and utilize props when needed to make the experience as physically comfortable and supportive as possible. Yoga therapy can serve as a healing modality on its own or as an adjunct to traditional talk therapy. If you would like to find out more or see if yoga therapy could benefit you, contact me today at 484-532-3447 for a free 15-minute consultation.