Before your first Yoga Therapy session, you will fill out an Intake Questionnaire and Prakriti Chart (an Ayuvedic tool). A typical first session lasts 90 minutes and includes discussion, physical assessment and a short practice. Each session thereafter is 70 minutes and after the second or third visit, a personalized home practice will be created for you.
After your initial assessment, you will practice a personalized session handrawn by Ena Rodriguez. You are welcome to record your session. Expected compliance is usually about 20 minutes of home time a few times a week to see results. Yoga Therapy does not replace your doctor’s advice. We work in a complementary function with other health care providers. Treetop sometimes offers discounts to those who are dedicated to practice.
The specialties in this private practice address injury or surgery rehab, anxiety, depression, trauma and chronic illness. Though typical clients are already familiar with yoga, previous experience is not necessary. Consistent adherence to the prescribed practice yields the best results.
When appropriate, referrals to other providers such as psychotherapists, physical therapists and acupuncturists may be suggested. I am also happy to talk with your own providers with whom you are already working. Results are usually apparent within the first 5 visits and many clients continue to practice bi-weekly or monthly after that. Techniques include but are not limited to breathing exercises, mind-body awareness, adaptive yoga postures, meditation, contemplation, yoga psychology and philosophy.