During yoga therapy clients are guided and supported to explore the ancient science of yoga, movement, and breathe work with elements of contemporary body/mind psychology. Based on the premise that unresolved emotional experiences are stored in the body/mind and often hidden from our conscious awareness, the body’s natural rhythm is inhibited. Through this therapeutic process, the body reveals those areas of holding and tension, which make up the body armor. In an atmosphere of safety and support, clients are invited to explore areas of tension and holding, so that the body can learn to relax and feelings can be experienced more fully. Strong evidence supports the connection of physical movement to emotional health and well being.
Long term effects/benefits of yoga therapy:
- Less bodily tension and pain
- Greater emotional clarity and peace of mind
- Increased range of motion, flexibility, and improved body image
- Improved mental and physical health
- Healthier relationships with family, friends, and colleagues
- Insight and tools to move beyond trauma based tension and anxiety
“Because of Arthritic Spinal Discs and Spinal Stenosis, I was in constant pain. I went to Rosemary Clough and began private sessions, which were much more than just learning “Yoga”, I learned great tools, strategies and movements to use to lessen my pain. The time and attention, caring and planning that Rosemary provided will always be part of my “Pain Management Planning”.”Claire Helfman
“I have known Rosemary for over 40 years but grew to know her better in the last 20 years when I started taking yoga classes from her. I have also taken advantage of working individually with Rosemary as a somatic body worker. It was tremendously helpful in working through many of my issues from earlier in my life. I broke my hip at age 66 in a freak fall on an icy surface in December, 2017. After a surgical repair I created my own “physical therapy” team and Rosemary was one of the first professionals to work with me and I continued to work with her individually for 6 months. Most post-surgery patients complain about how painful physical therapy is – not so with Rosemary! She guided me through slow movements, gradually introducing different movements and encouraging me through weekly or every two week sessions. Her contribution to my speedy and amazingly complete recovery was tremendous!”Ann Conway
“I had gone to counseling in the past to deal with childhood trauma, but I never could achieve the results I was looking for. I decided to try Rosemary’s movement-based counseling after attending her yoga classes for a while. Her one-on-one therapy sessions not only relieve my physical ailments; they help to heal me emotionally as well. Rosemary enabled me to come to terms with my past, attain a more positive outlook, and to better deal with my life in healthier ways. I highly recommend Rosemary to everyone as it is never too late to get healthy!”Cindy G.