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Group Yoga Therapy Classes in Winnipeg
Zen Physiotherapy on Corydon Avenue offers both group yoga classes and private yoga therapy sessions. Group yoga classes boast small classes of 15 people max to promote more of an intimate, client-centered approach.
Yoga Therapy is a service that provides a one on one assessment of a client to address physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances through yogic interventions.
Our Zen Physiotherapist-led Yoga Classes
Restorative (60 min): Expect longer holds in postures 30sec-5min with slow easy transitions, emphasis on breath work, opening and closing meditations. The use of props such as straps, blocks, blankets and pillows are highly encouraged. Rhea does add some gentle core work into her restorative classes as she feels this is an integral piece to restoring the body, but the primary focus is relaxation. You will leave this class with less tension in the body, feeling relaxed and restored for your week to come. This class is suitable for beginners and can still be modified to suit specific needs and injuries.
- A new 8-week mix of Restorative & Slow Flow Zen Yoga session is running Wednesday evenings January 10-March 6th, 2024 @7:45-845pm. $15 per class on class pack or $20 drop in rate if space allows. This class is FULL and waitlisted, please stayed tuned for our March late Winter session details!
Slow Flow (60 min): Moving the body with the breath through postures. In each posture a few options will be given to include all levels from beginner to the advanced yogi. Expect to get your heart rate going, improve balance, gently strengthen stretch and relax the body and mind. This class is suitable for beginners and can still be modified to suit specific needs and injuries.
- A new 6-week mix of Restorative & Slow Flow Zen Yoga session is running Wednesday evenings January 10-March 6th, 2024 @7:45-845pm. $15 per class on class pack or $20 drop in rate if space allows. This class is FULL and waitlisted, please stayed tuned for our March late Winter session details!
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Prenatal Yoga with Rhea Tomlinson (60 min): Pregnancy is a beautiful time to connect with your community, baby and more intimately with your body. As you move through your stages of pregnancy, you may be looking for guidance in which areas to stretch, strengthen, effectively breathe and deepen that connection to your mind, body and baby. Yoga is a great way to maintain mobility and find a balance between activating and releasing the hips, thighs and pelvic floor musculature preparing the body for the birthing process. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or special considerations to discuss.
- Please note that we are currently not offering any prenatal classes, check back for future offerings!
- Yoga Class Pricing: $15/class if you sign up for a class pack or $20 for drop-in. Wellness workshop prices vary.
- Please contact us at 204-691-0097 for more information or to sign up, or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Zen Yoga Therapy
Yoga therapy is an ancient tradition that is a relatively new method of healing to the western world. Yoga has been around for over 1000 years. The idea of using yoga in a therapeutic context has been credited to Tirumalai Krishnamacharya who died in 1981 at the age of 100. Krishnamacharya is mainly known as a healer who drew from both ayurvedic and yogic traditions to restore health and well-being to those he treated.
Yoga Therapy is a system that helps us identify various imbalances in a person, and then we offer techniques to bring those aspects into balance. A Yoga Therapist uses techniques to help a person find balance and heal such as; movement (asana), breath work (pranayama), chanting, philosophy or point of view, and meditation to name a few.
What makes a Yoga Therapy different than a yoga class or physiotherapy?
A yoga teacher is trained to guide students through classes, exercises and sequences to better their health and wellbeing in a general way. Yoga Therapy is designed to work with the system of yoga to treat specific imbalances in a one on one setting. Some examples may include physical pain (back pain, shoulder injuries, etc.), anxiety disorders, cancer support, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, depression, autoimmune diseases, addiction, obesity, and many others. Yoga therapy can act as a useful adjunct to the western medical model and other treatment methods or as a stand alone therapy.
What happens at a yoga therapy session?
Yoga therapy sessions are led by physiotherapist Rhea Tomlinson in a private yoga room at our clinic. In the initial assessment, we will first conduct a thorough intake interview in order to get to know your history as well as your goals. There will be a specific physical evaluation which includes range of motion, strength testing, breathing evaluation, and orthopedic special testing when appropriate. Once the assessment is complete, you will begin the process of learning practices to help with your imbalances and goals. You will be given practices to work on at home, and will have pre-determined follow up appointments to make sure things are improving, and working well for you.
Yoga Therapists are trained to work with a wide variety of conditions using a model that can easily integrate other healing modalities. This includes Rhea Tomlinson’s background training in physiotherapy, kinesiotaping and acupuncture.
Please contact us directly if you would like to inquire about insurance coverage for this offering and if you would like to discuss how we can help you on your journey to wellness!
Yoga Therapy Sessions
- Yoga Therapy Initial Assessment: Initial 60 min $120
- Yoga Therapy Follow Up: 60 min $110
About Zen’s Yoga Instructor
Rhea has been practicing yoga in many styles for over 16 years. Rhea’s interest sparked in training as a yoga instructor since becoming a Physiotherapist in 2013. Rhea has seen and felt the enormous benefits that yoga has had on her own life mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Rhea wanted to share this passion for her own yoga practice as an approach to wellness with her amazing clients.
Rhea went to Goa, India to train in classical Ashtanga yoga RYT-200 hour in February 2015. Since returning, Rhea has been teaching a variety of injury modified restorative and beginner flow classes in clinic, in private/corporate settings and integrates yoga into her client’s physiotherapy home programming.
Rhea’s goal is to modify practices for each client to suit their unique needs and injuries. Rhea’s began her year of study in the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy Foundations program (based in NYC) in January 2017.
Rhea is currently working towards her 800 hour Yoga Therapist designation. Being a physiotherapist, Rhea plans to blend her trainings in a unique way to suite each client’s needs to reach wellness.
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