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(C-IAYT) Certified Yoga Therapist,
Trauma Sensitive Yoga,
Pre-Post Natal Consultant, Specialty (Pelvic Floor)

A gentle, effective integrative practice based on yoga therapy techniques that is continually adapted to the individual’s changing needs, in order to achieve maximum value and healing.

Yoga Therapy is for anyone who has specific health concerns such as chronic or acute pain,, or specific health concerns, or perhaps to work on a particular issue as alignment, posture, scoliosis or just to have apractice you can do at home.

Students are taught to experience their practice from the inside out.  It’s not about how you look on the outside, but how it feels on the inside.

Viniyoga™ methodology specialize Gary Kraftsow is part of the lineage I am trained under and is taught under several principles that differentiate  this method and create its effectiveness in the healing process; somatic experience, integration of movement with breath, the choice to repeat or stay depending on comfort level, and individual sequencing, collaborative approach between teacher and student according to your unique needs and appropriate changes as you progress.

SPECIALIZED THERAPIES OFFERED:

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THERAPEUTIC Practice

  • Integrative Yoga Therapy for Physical and Emotional
  • Addresses physical conditions including:  Pain Management:  respecting your pain threshold, safe comfortable practice Fibromyalgia, & Chronic fatigue: honoring your body’s energy levels
  • Skeletal alignment: Back pain, scoliosis, kyphosis/lordosis, sports injuries, MVA’s
  • Addresses mental conditions that accompany pain includingMental and Emotional issues usually accompany the physical, such as feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, negative view of your body, it’s dysfunctional and letting you down, frustration, and anger to name a few.

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TRAUMA SENSITIVE Practice

  • Integrative guided meditation and mindfulness:
  • Somatic Practice:  natural movements, body awareness
  • Environment:  Taught in a comfortable safe environment
  • Confidentiality:  Absolute confidentiality
  • Helped Conditions:  Anxiety, depression, grief, loss, isolation, insomnia, fertility, dealing with violence, or abuse to name a few.

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RESTORATIVE Practice

  • “Not how far can you move”, but “How still can you be”.  Deep, rejuvenating postures and shapes which stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system with passive releases for physical limitations resulting from injury or illness: 
  • Initiates the Relaxation Response:  Deep relaxation mentally and physically where healing can begin, stress hormone cortisol is decreased, replaces the “fight, flight or freeze”state of the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS).
  • Listen to your body more than you listen to you pain:  Listen to your body’s whispers, so it doesn’t need to scream, you are not your pain!
  • Improves:  sleep, immune response, energy, memory, concentration, self-confidence,
    Aids stagnant blood and lymph drainage, during or post chemo and calms the mind

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PRE-POST NATAL Practice

  • Appropriate modifications for all 4 trimesters (4th is post-partum):
  • Gentle Asana practice for all 4 trimesters
  • Pre-Natal:  builds strong, healthy pelvic environment for mom and baby             
  • Post-Partum:  healing the body, depression, fatigue, diastasis recti, feelings of isolation

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AYURVEDA

  • Integrative Approach to Health
  • Health:  “Health is not just a possibility that you might achieve…..it is a natural state of being” (Acharya Shunya). Our bodies contain self-repairing and self-healthing mechanisms.
  • Epigenetics:  In the science of epigenetics, according to which our genes are not fixed but fluid, and our environment, made up of daily food habits, thoughts, relationships, self-care, all impact our genes.  We cannot change our genes, but we can affect outcomes by positively modifying our lifestyle. 
  • Ayurveda: Ayurveda is a way of eating, living, and approaching life itself, and inherently medicinal!  By choosing whole healing foods, a balanced life-style, inner calm, addressing body, mind and spirit in one sweep.
  • Defining Health:  A healthy person is one who enjoys balance in all 3 doshas, (constitution), healthy digestive and metabolic processes, firmness of the tissues, and an efficient excretion system.

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I-Rest (Integrative Restorative) Meditation

  • Integrative technique for Relaxation to enhance your ability to sense, welcome, respond to and heal your body and mind.  You cannot feel and think about your body at the same time, you can do one or the other! So the longer you stay with body sensations, the more your thinking slows down, and the deeper the natural relaxation response will be throughout your body and mind.
  • Relaxation Response:
    As the Central Nervous System goes into the Relaxation Response, you will notice:
    Deeper Breathing
    Profound state of rest and relaxation
    Decreased heart and breathing rate
    Increased levels of brain waves that are associated with deep relaxation
    Decrease in the stress hormone cortisol
    Feelings of satisfaction, inner balance and peace
  • Benefits:
  • Relaxation of body and mind
  • Restful sleep
  • Relief from anxiety and fear
  • Reduced tension in your muscles
  • Improved interpersonal relationships
  • Increased Efficiency in your work

Practice body sensing at least 20 minutes a day.  It will become easier to reach that place of deep relaxation.  Try and integrate the practice of body sensing throughout your days whether driving, working at your desk or shopping.  It is a valuable and powerful tool.  Get comfortable with your friend for life!

NOTE:
Most people find that it takes approximately 10 sessions to leave you feeling comfortable and knowledgeable about the practice.  They find things are lighter and  have changed for them by approaching situations with this new-found approach to their lives.

Delivery of Service:

  • In Home Visits
  • Private Assessment only 1.5 hours $125.00
  • Packages - For Private Sessions Assessment 1.5 hour plus, 3X, 5X or 10X  Privates prices vary depending depending on number of bookings.
  • In Home small group classes  (1 hr) 1-5 people $25/person 6-10 $20/person Min charge $100 (Including I-Rest Meditation, Pre/Post Partum and Restorative).
  • Workplace Wellness - 1 hr Yoga class designed to motivate your staff.  Prices as agreed upon
  • Ayurveda  - Two sessions: one initial consult and one Yoga Session

Office:  604-369-8785,   Cell:  604-369-8785
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PELVIC REHABILITATION
(C-IAYT) Certified Yoga Therapist,
Pre-Post Natal Consultant, Specialty (Pelvic Floor)

Pfilates for PreventionA personalized program of physical pelvic rehabilitation including:

  • Initial assessment
  • Development of program designed to your specific needs
  • Guided teaching of varied and specific techniques for Prevention, Releasing, Strengthening and Recovery of the pelvic region

Common Conditions:
Conditions that can benefit from Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFMT)

  • Pre-Natal, builds strong, healthy pelvic environment for mom and baby             
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress, Urge or Mixed
  • Symptoms of PMS, menstrual irregularities, fertility and menopause
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse, (POP).  Living an active life with POP
  • Release strategies for hypertonic and hypotonic (tight or loose) pelvic floor (PF) muscles
  • Diastasis Recti Abdominus, healing separation of recti muscles (mummy tummy)
  • Pelvic Girdle – Stabilization of pelvis from eg: sports injuries, MVA’s, post-op, scoliosis, or asymmetries in the body.

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Using varied aspects from a variety of modalities makes this a complete program for healing. The final step is the Pfilates (PF) pelvic floor program, for neuromuscular conditioning to rehabilitate and support muscular integrity lost through pregnancy, childbirth, accidents and Life!

Brenna Jacobson Holds Pelvic Floor Pilates ClassesBrenna Jacobson, (C-IAYT) Certified Yoga Therapist, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Pre-Post Natal Consultant, Specialty (Pelvic Floor) Teacher/Trainer    

  • Private sessions
  • In Home Small Group sessions

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