Look around. We’re in Austin! There’s yoga everywhere! Which is great, and we have many yogis on our staff, however, it can be difficult to find therapeutic yoga–yoga that moves a little more slowly, helps you release stress in mind and body, and gives you the support of a counselor yogi. Therapeutic yoga allows your emotional process to be a whole-body healing experience, and the movement and breathwork calms and rejuvenates the mind. Therapeutic yoga still has the exercise and physical benefits of yoga, but is more personalized, goes a little more slowly, is body-positive, and makes room for you to work at your own pace. It encourages you to connect with your body, mind and emotions in a way that reduces stress, calms your mind, supports your healing work, and gives you healthful physical benefits as well!
Right now we offer therapeutic yoga sessions one-on-one with our head yoga teacher and therapist Julie Falchuk, LCSW. You can schedule these with Julie like a counseling session, but it will involve movement, breath work, and a chance to process feelings through mind and body. Julie’s expert guidance helps you relax and find poses that release stress and support your physical goals. To book therapeutic yoga sessions with Julie and get some movement with your mental health well-being, just email us or all 512-469-0535 and ask for Julie!
We also offer a yoga nidra meditation class if you just wish to relax and unwind. Let by Dr. Tracy Carver, this class meets weekly and consists of a restful mindfulness meditation that is scientifically proven to reduce stress and help reset your mind. The class meets Mondays at 7pm and you can join here!
Our approach to Yoga:
Yoga is spiritual, healthful for your body, and helps your mind achieve peace. We integrate the three important dimensions of yoga: Mind, body and spirit, to help you connect with yourself and live the life that you intend. Yoga is a system of personal growth that is also healing and protective for your body. Mind and body work together to facilitate change in both. In addition, yoga is a community, and you’ll meet people who also want to live a healthy life and are into personal growth. If you’re new to town, you can make new friends, and learn from others.
Yoga work can also help to heal trauma, since trauma is often stored in mind and body and benefits from somatic (physical) work to help you move through psychological blocks, painful memories, and negative habits and patterns. Yoga work helps you process your emotions and thoughts, and helps to de-stress your mind and body. Yoga also facilitates integrating your counseling and personal growth work through your nervous system and all the way through your body. It also helps you become more flexible, fit and strong, and is a great form of daily exercise. We recommend yoga for most mental health conditions, but also as a path of personal growth, a way to keep your body fit, a social pool of interaction with healthy, like-minded others, and as a way to learn and practice meditation and mindfulness more in your life. Come join one of our yoga groups or classes and feel the difference!
Yoga Groups: Yoga groups are therapy groups that utilize yoga as part of the agent of self-awareness and change. You get to bond with others who are also committed members of the group and work out emotional and mental issues and challenges, with movement, breath, and the support of others and the group leader. Our yoga groups are held much like traditional therapy groups: They meet weekly, have a consistent membership, and while they incorporate yoga, also include an element of social interaction and sharing at every meeting.
Yoga Classes: Our yoga classes are drop-in style and do not require a committed group membership or regular weekly attendance. They are open to anyone wanting to focus on integrating body and mind, relax, and process life experience alongside others. Our classes may include a social component where you can meet and interact with other members of the class. You can meet like-minded others, make new friends, all while improving your mental and physical health.’