Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I too "Type-A" to meditate? My mind is out of control. Is that uncommon?
It's totally common. When people first start meditating, they notice a lot of mental activity. That's actually an important insight. Most people don't notice how lost in thought they are until they try to quiet the mind.
All of us start like that until we begin to train our minds to slow down.
How is yoga therapy/coaching different than psychotherapy?
Traditional therapy is more about working with pathology – helping people deal with childhood trauma; mental illness. Yoga therapy/therapeutic movement, and coaching works with individuals who are already healthy and self-motivated, but would like someone to help them tap into that part of themselves that may just be a little stuck. Wellness coaching is action-oriented & solution-oriented – it concentrates on forward motion, not looking at the past.
Therapy is about uncovering and recovering, while coaching is about discovering. –Patrick Williams
Will the coach tell me what I should do?
Coaching assists you in uncovering the answers you already have, but may be having a difficult time seeing. Learning to listen to your innate wisdom is taught using yoga therapy. This encourages self-direction, which is very empowering and revealing.
What if I've never practiced yoga?
No yoga experience is necessary. Difficult poses are not used and are not necessary for establishing better body awareness. Body awareness is a process of learning to tune in to the subtle body and improve the mind-body connection. This is done in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment.