Treetop Yoga Therapy is expanding into a second location!
Visit Loveland Community Yoga opening October 8!
Treetop Yoga Therapy is Northern Colorado's premier full-time Private Practice in the Executive Suites of Old Town, Fort Collins. Sessions are one-on-one, serving the individualized needs of clients including those with no yoga experience. Ena Burrud, nationally recognized certified yoga therapist, holds contracts with various organizations and agencies to work privately with their clients. She presents and teaches yoga therapy in conferences, workshops and trainings statewide.
Ena Burrud, C-IAYT works with the diagnosis provided by a medical professional and promotes healing applying ancient practices custom suited to the therapeutic need of the client. Yoga therapy utilizes many approaches researched and supported by the medical comunity, clinically proven to help relieve symptoms of mood instablility, insomnia, chronic pain, chemo and radiation side effects, musculo-skeletal imbalances, nerve pain and more. The International Association of Yoga Therapists regularly posts results of clinical studies on their site www.IAYT.org, PubMed and quarterly in Yoga Therapy Today.
Three services are offered~
Yoga Therapy Sessions include, but are not limited to, classical yoga sequencing with adaptive physical postures (asana), specific breathing exercises (pranayam) and meditation techniqes. Other aspects of yoga therapy are lifestyle coaching, spiritual guidance, applied yoga psychology and yoga philosophy. All practices are discussed first to respect faith and culture. Ayurveda, a sister science to yoga, is used to type constitution and determine imbalances. Textual references are explained simply and practices are progressive, building on the client's feedback, understanding and comfort levels.
Private Yoga Some clients wish to simply deepen their practice. They have no therapeutic needs and simply wish to know more about yoga, its spiritual components, practices that suit their personality, temperment, psychological questions, etc. A percentage of these clients have never taken a group class; they prefer the personalized experience. Many of these clients maintain their sessions for years.
Yoga Mentorship Teachers in trainings basic and advanced may need more clarity with methodology and translating archaic texts to modern application. Mentorship addresses sanskrit, concepts, stages and styles of meditation, modifications and markers of distress or progress in yoga classes. Mentorship sessions may be organic or specific concepts, including business procedures and professional ethics.
Feel free to audio/video record your practice. It helps to remember the sequences and style of approach. Hand-drawn sessions will be created for a 20 minute home practice. Yoga therapy garners the best results when practiced at home approximately 3 times per week.
iRest® Yoga Nidra, a form of guided meditation, is also offered for symptoms of trauma and personal inquiry. Ena Burrud is one of only four Certified iRest®Teachers in Colorado. iRest, an abbreviation of Integrative Restoration, www.iRest.us, was adopted by the US military in 2006. It is a proven protocol to reduce anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, PTS and other symptoms of stress. The method is immediately effective and over a few sessions, deep insight and a felt sense of emotional strength is reported. Clients will take with them new skill sets for both acute and chronic conditions. iRest® may be experienced alone or within a yoga therapy session for personal inquiry, as well.
Treetop Yoga Therapy serves Northern Colorado in Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, Loveland, Estes Park, Longmont, Wellington, Boulder, Denver and in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Ena Burrud - Pictured at left on Cover of Northern Colorado Medical and Wellness Magazine, July 2015.
What National Agencies regulate the yoga industry?
What do the designations mean? Click on any of the designations below to learn more.
Yoga Alliance (YA)
www.yogaalliance.org A teacher is awarded Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) designations at the 200 (basic) or 500 (intermediate) hour levels. When a teacher has taught 1000 at their level, the prefix "E-" for experienced, is conferred. Only E-RYT500's are then eligible to become faculty of intermediate trainings. They are also eligible to become YACEP, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. Teachers may fulfill their 45 CEU requirements per three years with a YACEP. YA works independently of yoga therapy agencies and awards certificates to teach only yoga, not yoga therapy.
International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT)
www.iayt.org As of 2014, all Yoga Therapy schools nationwide must now comply with International Association of Yoga Therapist's standards to be an accreditated institution. They have instated Yoga Therapy Master Degree Programs at Loyola Marymount in LA and Maryland University of Integrative Health in Maryland. An accreditated yoga therapy school must have at least 2 years of training and provide 800 additional hours of yoga therapy training above and beyond the basic 200 hour training of Yoga Alliance's requirements. In June of 2016 with a deadline of June 2017, all graduates of any yoga therapy program before 2014 must submit 150 residential hours of private yoga therapy with clients to grandparent for the national recognition of C-IAYT.
Integrative Restoration (iRest®)
www.irest.us Adopted in 2006 by the Walter Reed Insititute and the US military, this protocol has been developed from traditional Yoga Nidra, a form of guided meditation based on Vedic methodology. It is used to address symptoms of PTS. The training is moduled into Level 1 and Level 2 week long formats after each, the designation "teacher in training" is conferred. The final Level 3 training is under the supervision of a mentor and given two years to complete. Only graduation of Level 3 confers the designation of "Certified iRest® Teacher".