Services


Yoga Nidra

iRest®Yoga Nidra

Based on the ancient teachings of meditation, iRest is an evidence-based, transformative practice that leads to psychological, physical, and spiritual healing and well-being. Its practice is integrative as it heals the various unresolved issues, traumas, and wounds that are present in your body and mind, and restorative in that it aids the body and mind in returning to their natural state of functioning. iRest provides you with tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships, provide you with greater mastery and control of your life, and helps you identify and heal the destructive tendencies that otherwise impede the healing process. iRest is used at the Walter Reed Army Medical Centre in Washington, D.C., and other U.S. military and veteran (VA) hospitals across the United States. The U.S. Army Surgeon General and the Defense Centers of Excellence recommend iRest as a complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment for chronic pain and PTSD. Additional studies have been completed utilizing iRest for healing PTSD, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, sleep issues, and for enhancing resiliency and well-being. For more information see
https://www.irest.org/about-irest


Warriors At Ease® (WAE)

WAE Yoga includes evidence-based practices such as trauma-sensitive yoga, breathing techniques, meditation, and iRest Yoga Nidra to improve the health and resilience of veterans, military service members, and their families. The practice is useful for those dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), moral injury, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma. For more information see the sections on iRest Yoga Nidra, Trauma-Informed Yoga,
or http://warriorsatease.org/


Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a relatively recent style of yoga that targets the fascia and deep connective tissues of the body to improve or maintain joint flexibility as we age. Yin postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (spine, hips, sacrum, shoulders) and are passive, floor-based postures that you relax into for three to five minutes, or longer. Yin postures should not be painful; breathing should be easy and deep. In fact, the time spent in a posture has a meditative quality and engages the parasympathetic nervous system (the relaxation response). Yin yoga is often used in programs that deal with addictions, eating disorders, anxiety, and deep pain or trauma. For more information see

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5037/Yin-Yoga-101-What-You-Need-to-Know.html


Chair Yoga

(Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga®). Chair yoga makes yoga accessible anyone, anywhere. According to Yogapedia, almost any traditional yoga pose or move can be replicated and altered to accommodate chair yoga. Along with increased ranges of motion and/or strength through holding poses on a chair, breathing techniques and guided meditation can also be included in chair yoga to assist in reducing anxiety. For more information see
http://getfitwhereyousit.com/who_benefits_from_chair_yoga_fitness_exercise.html


Trauma-informed Yoga

Trauma theory, neuroscience, and the neurophysiology and biology of stress and trauma recognize that trauma affects parts of the brain that allow a person to notice how their body feels. Without direct sensory access to the body it is often difficult to discuss feelings during talk-based therapy; trauma-sensitive yoga is an excellent adjunct to talk-based therapy as it helps to reestablish these connections in the brain. A trauma-informed yoga class offers a safe and welcoming environment using trauma-sensitive language, breath work, choice, reducing potential trauma-triggers, and building a sense of empowerment. These techniques allow the student to notice and reconnect with their body, to listen to and trust the wisdom of their body, and to regulate their reactions. Most services provided by MIND BODY WELLNESS & RESILIENCE are trauma-informed, or can be personalized for private sessions. For more information see https://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com/ and this article https://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/111714p8.shtml


Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT)

IPT is a manual therapy effectively addresses pain patterns caused by injury, stress, repetitive strain, postural distortion, and chronic neuromuscular conditions. IPT combines two well-established and clinically recognized osteopathic treatment approaches, Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Strain-Counterstrain (SCS). IPT was specifically developed by Lee Albert to address chronic pain and acute neuromuscular pain, and improve muscular-skeletal function and range. This comprehensive program of recovery from chronic and acute neuromuscular pain is a form of manual medicine that addresses both the symptom and the root cause for long lasting relief. It is safe, effective, and causes no pain during treatment. It is also easy to perform yourself with self-care exercises that can be done at home. For more information see
http://www.leealbert.com/About-Positional-Therapy.html 
or http://www.leealbert.com/What_is_IPT_.pdf