Most people who want to sleep better naturally have tried yoga or meditation. In my experience as a Sleep & Well-being Coach, only about half find these practices useful.
That’s because when it comes to sleep & barriers to it (like stress / anxiety, chronic pain or illness, etc.), one has to choose & sequence these techniques skillfully.
Fortunately, I’m also trained in Yoga therapy. It’s here that I learned how to use yoga & meditation to address specific conditions & symptoms.
Kali Patrick Yoga
✔ I deal with chronic pain &/or a chronic illness (long-Covid, fibro, Lyme, etc.)
✔ I manage anxiety &/or depression
✔ I need to lower my blood pressure, doctor’s orders!
✔ I want to feel more confident
✔ I want to get back to an beloved activity after a setback, or move more despite limitations
✔ I’d like to make more mindful choices (eating, setting boundaries, etc.)
✔ I want to improve my concentration
WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC YOGA?
Traditional yoga–& now therapeutic Yoga or Yoga Therapy–is a highly customized set of practices used to bring about a desired change for a single student.
Practices include more than movement: breathing techniques, meditation, use of sound or affirmations, diet, & lifestyle suggestions may be made. Therapeutic Yoga works with the whole person: at physical, energetic, mental, emotional levels.
It’s a complement to any other modalities & when you work with a skillful teacher, has no negative side-effects.
Roy is a 67-year old racquet ball player who teaches others to play.
He developed a “bum shoulder” that started to affect his game, and saw a chiropractor every week who “fixed him.”
Roy is a WINNER, and isn’t going to lose a match because of pain. But off the court, his shoulder was a nagging issue.
After a few therapeutic yoga sessions, Roy’s pain eased & he enjoyed playing again.
What’s more, he shared what he learned with his future students so they didn’t experience the same injury.
Here’s what my clients say:
“You can immediately tell Kali has a deep understanding of the human body and how to SAFELY build strength, flexibility and release tension through movement and breath.”
“I suffer from chronic low back pain due to my herniated discs. I started practicing with Kali and started seeing immediate benefits.”
“Kali is able to clearly demonstrate and instruct on the various poses, helps you adapt (via use of blocks, etc.) so that you can work within your physical limitations, and is nonjudgmental about your abilities or lack thereof.”
“I left feeling re-energized, appreciative and more connected to my body. I wasn’t comfortable starting my own practice until I met Kali. I’ve slowly implemented changes that have improved the quality of my life!”
“Kali took the time to understand my physical condition instead of just throwing out a generic routine. I have back issues and she catered the routine to help me.”
“Kali took the time to focus on proper form in each posture and cued entries in ways I hadn’t heard before. She was very knowledgeable on a different level regarding muscle function and postural alignment.”