The practice of yoga has many benefits. It improves the body posture, the blood circulation and the breathing, cleans the organs and helps to achieve a hormonal balance. It increases flexibility and the rejuvenation process.
Yoga is a holistic therapy and helps to heal insomnia, digestive disorders, back pain, arthritis, asthma, migraine and depression as well as psychosomatic disorders caused by stress, bad nutrition and lack of movement. Through the practice of yoga postures, deep relaxation and meditation we tone the body, calm the mind and achieve a physical and mental balance.
LOWER BACK, SCIATIC AND JOINT ISSUES
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEART CONDITION
ANXIETY, INSOMNIA AND PANIC ATTACKS
HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS AND MENOPAUSE
PRENATAL AND POSTNATAL YOGA
YOGA FOR GOLFERS, SOCCER PLAYERS, TENNIS AND PADEL PLAYERS
The Thai massage is based on the principles of the energy channels known as “nadis” in the yoga science. The roots of the Thai Yoga Massage are to be found in the Ayurveda. It works through acupressure on the energy lines, called “sen” in the Thai medicine, and through passive yoga stretches, releasing blockages along the energy lines that in long term lead to illnesses.
The Abhyanga Massage and the Indian Head Massage are helping to release stress and balance the Vata in the body. The mind gains clarity and the whole body-mind-system relaxes deeply. The Indian Head Massage relaxes the tensions in between the shoulder blades and in the shoulders and neck area. It regulates the whole metabolism and works on the organs through pressure along the cranial reflex zones and the massage of the skin covering the skull.
The Enneagram is a self-understanding method based on a system of different personalities. It is a powerful tool towards transformation through awareness, showing us our thought-patterns and habitual behaviours that can bring us into trouble in our daily life.
Ioana uses the tools of transformation of the Gestalt Therapy, Louise Hay, Law of Attraction and the 12 steps for life coaching.
My experience as a yoga therapist has taught me that due to the daily routine in our society, stress, a restless mind, the lack of awareness and relaxation in daily life lead to many psychosomatic symptoms, which create in long term discomfort and disease in the sense of “dis-ease”. Symptoms like lower back pain, high blood pressure, insomnia and dysfunctions of inner organs are the sign of an imbalance on all the levels of our being, physical, psychological and emotional.
The yoga therapy works therefore on all these different levels, combining asanas (body postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation), meditation, Thai and Ayurvedic massage, Reiki, self-understanding and life coaching, which helps the client to investigate the thought-patterns and the behaviors that cause the psycho-physical symptomatic and to change their thoughts and their attitude in daily life.
For me the ultimate goal of yoga therapy is to reduce suffering. According to the need of the client, a therapeutic program combining all these different techniques and including counseling regarding the use of the principles of awareness, right attitude and action in daily life will be developed, helping to maintain and improve the health and achieve a psycho-physical balance.