Certified Yoga Therapy at New Red Head Studio
May 02, 2015 01:26PM
Red Head Yoga, opening May 4 at 1947 Fisher Road, in Mechanicsburg, is the first studio in Central Pennsylvania to offer yoga therapy by a certified yoga therapist, owner Cynthia Beers. Yoga therapy is typically conducted one-on-one or in small groups. Often, a session more closely resembles an appointment with a physical therapist or rehabilitation specialist than a typical yoga class.
What sets this healing modality apart from others is the focus on linking movement to deep, rhythmic breathing. Another difference is the emphasis on relaxation. When someone is gravely ill, a therapist may suggest that the entire practice consist only of breath awareness and relaxation until the patient is ready to tackle more.
Beers says, “We use the Egoscue Method along with yoga in our yoga therapy programs. This easy and gentle method has a 95 percent success rate without the use of drugs, surgery or manipulation.” Red Head Yoga also offers yoga classes throughout the day. By keeping the classes small, Beers is able to get to know each person, assess limitations and develop an individual program in which each person will be successful.