Mindful Embodied Therapy combines yin yoga and talk therapy to release a cascade of healing affect. Unlike traditional talk therapy, during which you process your thoughts on a topic or event, yoga informed psychotherapy encourages you to 1) explore your edge, 2) become still and curious, and 3) stay.
We harness the wisdom of body to heal. For example, if we often feel scared, we may experience the body sensations of tense muscles and shallow breath. That may show up in our thoughts as anxiety. Or, perhaps we notice the body sensations of slumped shoulders and collapsed chest. This may reinforce feelings of sadness and thoughts of hopelessness.
This is far from being “just a yoga class.” Mindful Embodied Therapy focuses on mental health while exploring what is happening in your body to both inform and gently shift uncomfortable emotional, behavioral, and cognitive patterns.