YOGA THERAPY

Through the connection to body and breath, participants discover that the same principles that bring out the best in them on the yoga mat can be applied to daily life, learning to meet challenges with a sense of relaxation, self-acceptance, strength, courage, and openness to change.

 

The Yoga Program developed for the Tree House Treatment Center is therapeutic in nature and closely complements all the modalities used at the center to facilitate recovery. It is based on the tenets of both Kripalu Yoga and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, each of which integrates the rigor of traditional yoga with advances in contemporary health science and growth psychology.

In this approach, the physical postures of yoga combined with focused breath work are used to release chronic tension, stretch and strengthen the body, quiet the mind, lift the spirit, and increase self-awareness. Through this connection to body and breath, participants discover that the same principles that bring out the best in them on the yoga mat can be applied to daily life, learning to meet challenges with a sense of relaxation, self-acceptance, strength, courage, and openness to change – all critical to the recovery process.

Participants are encouraged and empowered to become more self-aware based on their own direct experiences on the yoga mat and then connect those experiences with how they have been and are living their lives. In this experiential model, yoga’s traditional emphasis on transcending the ego is balanced with a developmental approach that facilitates psychological and personal growth without negating the potential for deeper levels of spiritual awakening.

The Tree House Yoga Program model encourages a deeper connection with self, through which participants are able to know themselves more fully and can more easily embrace the opportunity for growth, change, enhanced well-being, recovery, and personal transformation. Kathy is honored to be a part of the Tree House Treatment Center team of professionals and grateful for the opportunity to serve the residents of this critically needed program through the practice of therapeutic yoga.