Traditionally, yoga and its sister science, Ayurveda, were used as healing modalities to address individual needs. The term used for this therapeutic approach in sanskrit is “chikitsa”.
Your “chikitsa” starts from the perspective that you are a unique individual with your own constitution, but that you also carry all sorts of imbalances. This is because you are part of ever-changing nature. Your chikitsa includes a personal practice through which you learn to understand your unique nature and how it changes. You learn to listen to your body, mind and spirit, and to adapt your practice to meet your needs.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to addressing your needs. A qualified teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner works with you to assess and prescribe your personal practice.
Your practice will involve any number of yoga techniques – purification techniques (shat kriyas), poses (asana), breathing/energy techniques (pranayama), energy locks (bandhas), gestures (mudras), deep relaxation (yoga nidra), and meditation.
You will receive a personal mantra to use for the duration of your prescribed practice and beyond.
This holistic approach to yoga is used to get results, which can be profound. There are few teachers who have done sufficient sadhana (personal spiritual practice) to cultivate the siddhis (powers) that are part of this intuitive healing approach.
I am blessed to have had several powerful teachers and healers in my life who have awakened my capacity to work with and affect physical, mental and spiritual healing with those who are ready to do the work. Personal practice necessarily involves meditation and a deep commitment to change.
If this approach to your personal well-being sounds appealing, please feel free to drop me a line to discuss.
Fees: $125 +HST