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Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapy

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Yoga Therapy and Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapy

Brenna designs individualized home Yoga practices for those who want to work more deeply with their therapeutic needs than can be done in a group setting. She asks for a minimum commitment of four 1 1/2 hour sessions, plus a 1 hour follow up $540.00 GST incl.  

Brenna does not do medical diagnoses and encourages you to consult with your healthcare provider regarding diagnosis. She works collaboratively with physiotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, chiropractors, massage therapists, Ayurvedic practitioners, and Medical/Naturopathic Doctors to help you assess how Yoga Therapy can be a part of your healing plan. She focuses on understanding the root cause of your problem (Heyam-Hetu) before deciding collaboratively what the goal of the practice is (Hanum) and the makeup of the actual Yoga Therapy practice (Upayam).  The first session is primarily exploratory to understand your situation on a physical, energetic, cognitive, psychological level. This is based primarily on you the student's self-assessment of your condition. The second session works on building the Yoga practice and the third is to assess, review, and revise the practice as necessary, and the fourth is to practice.  You will be walked through Guided Meditation, that you can learn and practice at home on your own. You can include some Chanting as well if you like.

The most common problems addressed with Yoga Therapy:

Common Aches and Pains: Feet and ankles; knees and hamstrings; hips; lower back; hands and wrists; neck and shoulders; sciatica; etc. Tight Muscles/Fascia/Nerves or Hyperextension (Over flexible/Over stretched ligaments)

Misalignments: Kyphosis (hunch back/rounded shoulders); lordosis (sway back); asymmetries in hips; pronated feet; scoliosis; etc.

Injuries: Whiplash; strained muscles, tendons or ligaments; sprained joints (hips, knees, shoulders, ankles, elbows, wrists); bulging discs, etc.

Post joint replacement surgery: knees; hips; etc.

Weight gain/loss: Obesity and anorexia

Arthritis: Osteoarthritis (OA); Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Digestive Disorders: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); acid reflux; indigestion; constipation; and diarrhea

Other Chronic Conditions:  Carpel tunnel syndrome; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, (CFS); fibromyalgia; hypo/hypertension (low/high blood pressure); incontinence; insomnia.          

Women’s Health: PMS; menstrual irregularities; pregnancy; infertility; menopause

The most common problems addressed with Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapy

Emotional Health: Chronic anxiety, depression or stress; healing from grief or loss; dealing with trauma or change; traumatic vehicle accidents.


Brenna is a (C-IAYT) Certified Yoga Therapist under the International Association of Yoga Therapists, a Certified Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Specialist including Pfilates Therapy, Certified Pre-Post Part Consultant, Certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapist, with other specialties, Meditation for Teens and Adults including I-Rest and Para Yoga Nidra and Mindful Meditation for Children and Teens, Restorative and Yin Yoga, and integrates Ayurveda Lifestyle life coaching. She has been teaching for more than 8 years in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley areas. She does home visits that include small groups and privates or teaches from her small studio.IAYT CertifiedYogaTherapist Large Logo
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