Yoga Therapy

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

Waterville Valley, NH, Marblehead, MA, and formally Hollis, NH