In the Yoga of Healing, you will:
What Trainees are Saying…
My experience was fantastic, I thought I would have wrist pain forever, but just by learning to support my weight in my shoulders, I have started to alleviate this issue. It was wonderful to learn that we are more powerful than we know and be given the tools to use this power and gentleness.
With no background in teaching yoga, the Therapeutics training really helped me be more confident in my ability to teach. The training was very interactive and hands on which also made me more confident in being able to teach others. Thank you Ma Yoga!
I had a wonderful experience – it was definitely more than I imagined it to be. The weekend really helped me to look at yoga in a different way. I walked away with new tools and principles that I can use on myself and others. I’m excited to review all of the material and to start putting what I learned to use immediately. I really appreciate being able to download the handouts, it’s nice to be able to revisit the handouts in the member area.
Thank you Colleen for sharing with us your knowledge about bio mechanics of the body, energy flow and mindful movement. I really appreciate you taking us in such an awesome journey through the body’s anatomy and it was really amazing to be able to feel the different alignments ourselves. And at the very end of the training I feel confident enough to be able to recognize mis-alignments and have the tools to guide a student into a better and more optimal position. Feeling the changes and benefits in our own body was key to be able to understanding all the principles of Therapeutic Yoga!
Jessica, the alignment principles I learned in your therapeutics workshop last weekend was completely evolutionary for my practice in mind, body, and spirit. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for this priceless gift. I hope some day to embody a fraction of the goddess energy that radiates from you.
Including therapeutics into the (200-hr) training is essential for any new yoga teacher—giving them tools for students who come into their classes with common ailments. Our trainees… were able to experience alignment from a different perspective – and most had transformations in their own practice as well. Jessica and her team are dynamic educators; she is prepared, knowledgeable, and passionate about healing through alignment. We look forward to working with Jessica and Ma Yoga again!
I left teaching each class feeling ridiculously happy; so proud to be doing my best for these ladies at such a special time and so privileged that I was in a position to be able to be on this journey.
How lucky to be doing something so magical it uplifts your heart and soul every day.
What is The Yoga of Healing about?
As a Certified Anusara teacher for many years, I saw first-hand the ways in which alignment-based yoga helps us get out of pain, and stay out.
But I also saw the ways in which separating out different body parts and using our more analytical side to heal could make things worse.
The therapeutic principles morphed into the 5 Ma Yoga® alignment principles – or the Five Sacred Steps – that use our more feminine, co-creative, intuitive Self. We always work on multiple levels, never just physical, and connected to the whole.
The “healing” and “therapeutics” denomination are not Yoga Alliance registered, but rather come through my Masters in Exercise Science as well as years of working with women’s bodies, minds and hearts.
The Five Ma Yoga Alignment Principles, or Five Sacred Steps – We will dive into each step, and practice applying them , and how to apply them to our every day poses to get and keep students out of pain.
Women’s bodies – We will address particular discomforts and injuries using women’s bodies as our model, as well as common challenges along the journey to including infertility, dyastisis recti, and back labor.
See energetic flow – Once you have these tools, you will be able to see where misalignments occur and help shift people in to a healing direction. By looking closely at specific issues related to pregnancy and postpartum, you will come to know intimately what the body needs physically and energetically to maintain ease and strength even in the most unstable and depleted times.
And finally, you will be part of an ever-growing, global community of yoga teachers, birth practitioners, and mamas who use birth as our guru to find our own open, strong, creative center – no matter what challenges arise!