Lifestyle and Personal Development Counselling is a wholistic approach to counselling that helps clients recognize imbalances and mis-alignments in their beliefs and their reality. The tasks are to re-align and re-condition the mind to stay balanced and focused on healthier approaches to living. Areas examined during sessions are personal habits, self-esteem, past experiences and beliefs, present conflicts, strengths, weaknesses, and the individual's life situation. Client's issues are listened to, acknowledged and prioritized. One by one the issues are explored until the big picture becomes clear and personal patterns are uncovered. Then goals are set and steps toward them are drawn up by the co-operative effort of both client and counsellor.The way one perceives life and the beliefs one has of themselves governs their choices, behaviours and therefore their experiences in life.
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Yoga therapy trains the body and mind to respond to stress differently and reconditions the body in a gentle healing manner. By applying yoga exercises and techniques to bring one back into alignment physically, mentally and emotionally it is possible to develop an optimally functioning body and calm, centred mind. Areas of tension/pain are addressed, manipulated and taught to relax. Once relaxed the body is trained to function in a more effective, energy efficient and functional way. Areas of weakness will be strengthened and your body will respond with less pain, more energy and physical freedom of movement.
Yoga therapy uses modern physiological discoveries and ancient healing practices to stimulate increased circulation of the blood, lymph and life energy and to re-establish the body’s natural alignment. The therapist selects specific poses, gently adjusts with stretching, pressure and instructions for breathing to help release blockages and work through pain. After even just one session, you’ll feel lighter, clearer, more balanced and more energized. This is an excellent way to increase body-mind awareness, heal pains and injuries and master yourself, and especially helpful in moving past plateaus in personal development.
Yoga is a holistic approach to physical and mental health, as well as a person’s well-being and personal growth. Yoga gives the skills to manage stress effectively. In this way, yoga benefits the workplace by increasing energy levels, which increases productivity, improves attention span, ability to focus and stamina.
Working in an office or at a computer for prolonged periods of time can put strain on the neck, shoulder and back muscles which in turn can lead to tension and stiffness. This tension can cause headaches, as well as back, neck and shoulder pain that can change the mood and temperament of the individual. With larger numbers of office workers putting in extra hours of work, some “forward thinking” companies have begun to respond with yoga programs for their employees. Even short sessions can release muscle tension and alleviate pains and aches, bringing up the mood and energy levels of those practicing regularly.
Corporate yoga is fast-growing in North America. Business leaders are recognizing the stress-reducing, energy-enhancing benefits that on-site yoga brings to their employees. Prevention is the key and yoga plays a major role. Many employers are benefiting from reduced health insurance rates by implementing wellness programs that include yoga. Corporate yoga is so convenient and affordable that employees are more likely to begin yoga if it is subsidized or provided by their employer. Although many companies have offered the option for their employees to have a class at their own expense, the offer is often taken up because of the convenience.
Yogaaah caters to the busy person that understands the importance of a healthy work-life balance, but has difficulty fitting a set class into a compact schedule. Yogaaah not only offers personal yoga classes, but also yoga therapy and thai yoga massage sessions for those needing healing and /or restoring all in the privacy of your home or office.
Although there are many benefits to be gained from attending a group yoga class, an ideal way to learn yoga and develop a personal practice for individual needs is with private yoga sessions. Your needs are assessed and your class is in the comfort of your own home, workplace or at various studios, even outside in nature. A catered yoga practice of postures and breathing will be developed and taught; one that is appropriate for your particular needs. Your health, injuries, age, strength, flexibility, and life circumstances are considered.
Up coming courses/ Workshops and Retreats
Teaching Yearly yoga courses in Toronto and surrounding area, also abroad at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in Nassau Bahamas, Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California and at other yoga studios and centres across North America