Renée Laevsky is a Certified Yoga Therapist with a passion for the innate power we hold in mind, body and spirit. Through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga, Renée teaches her clients how to address many of the issues that surround or contribute to their condition. It is truly an empowering practice, designed to help individuals progress toward a fuller life with improved health and well-being.
Yoga Therapy is...
More than being free from illness, wellness is a dynamic process of change and growth.
It is a transformational practice that integrates body, mind and heart, releases physical, mental and emotional tensions, and opens up a path to deeper levels of relaxation, awareness and well-being.
Yoga therapy distinguishes itself through its ability to tailor specific techniques to meet the health needs and goals of a particular group or individual.
Yoga Therapy provides you with proven tools to help you learn about yourself, and lead a more fulfilled and balanced life.
Benefits of Yoga Therapy
Yoga Therapy is ideal for those with a specific concern or condition that cannot be resolved in a traditional class setting, and is customized to fit the individual. It does not require the knowledge of, nor the ability to do traditional yoga poses.
Yoga Therapy has been shown to improve conditions including:
back & neck pain
joint pain, arthritis
disc & spinal conditions
anxiety & depression
PTSD, trauma & grief recovery
post surgical recovery
support during cancer treatment
Yoga Therapy (noun)
"Yoga therapy is the professional application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well-being within a therapeutic relationship that includes personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management, and yoga practices for individuals or small groups."
Source: International Association of Yoga Therapists
Yoga Therapy is designed to help students safely reach their goals while working at a comfortable pace. In order to achieve the best outcomes, a minimum of three sessions is strongly recommended. Brand new to Yoga Therapy packages include one extended 90-minute session. All other Yoga Therapy sessions are 75-minutes long, unless otherwise specified between the student and teacher.
"Yoga therapy has been an integral part of my healing journey. I have suffered from chronic hip and knee pain for a long time, and the work that I’ve done with Renée has been nothing short of transformative. There were days when I could barely walk, but the exercises and support I received through my yoga therapy program not only made the pain manageable, but helped alleviate many of my worst symptoms. I highly recommend anyone experiencing chronic pain to participate in yoga therapy, and with Renée specifically. Her knowledge, care, kindness and patience are unmatched, and she truly is an expert in her field. She is extremely giving of her time and resources, and shares her gifts without reservation. I can’t speak highly enough of Renée and yoga therapy!"
"As someone who has lived for quite some time with a variety of health challenges, I am so grateful to have found yoga therapy and Renée as my teacher. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, and arthritis, and as such, my symptoms can vary greatly from week to week. Renée has an extremely calming manner to her, which in itself helps me level out almost immediately, and she helps me modify my practice to address whatever is happening at the time. Through yoga therapy, I have learned how to move in a safe and comfortable way, how to use breathing exercises to calm myself in stressful situations, and how I can live a more fulfilling life. I am stronger now than I thought would be possible, both inside and out, and my life has truly been changed. I recommend that anyone dealing with chronic pain work with Renée and give yoga therapy a try."