How it works.
We will arrange the initial private YLC sessions in a package of three to five hour-long sessions preceded by a complimentary half-hour meet-and-greet, intake session. In the intake session, I will ask you questions to identify which practices may best benefit you, and which you are the most attracted to working with. In the following sessions, you will experience some techniques and explore what they are for, and how they make you feel. You will get some practices to try at home that can be reviewed or discussed in the following session. Within a series of sessions, you may move, breath, chant, visualize, meditate, journal, reflect, discuss, and generally explore yoga techniques related to your needs. Depending on your needs, you can expect to:
- Learn a bit more about breathing techniques for dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression - both in the moment, and as regular well-being practices.
- Experience and learn movements to support physical/emotional wellness.
- Experience sound work techniques (mantra and toning) to increase mental clarity and calm, decrease insomnia, etc.
- Discuss your daily routines and lifestyle choices to support emotional wellness depending on your elemental type.
Therapeutic Approach of the YLC
HOLISTIC: A holistic approach recognizes that the mind/body/spirit influence each other, hence in coaching, the YLC will examine all layers of the self, utilizing the kosha map of consciousness.
MINDFUL: A mindfulness approach to counseling encourages clients to turn their attention inwards with a non-judgemental and receptive attitude towards their inner world.
NON-VIOLENT: A non-violent approach causes no harm to the client. Rather, the YLC enhances the client's wellness through creating a therapeutic relationship that fosters personal exploration, self-acceptance, and transformation. As well, the YLC helps to empower clients in making balanced and positive lifestyle choices. Clients are treated as human beings, not depersonalized as labels or diagnostic categories.
STRENGTH-BASED AND CLIENT-BASED: A strength-based approach places emphasis on the client's strengths, abilities, and personal resources, rather than deficits or pathology. A YLC will highlight a persons personal strengths and resources through examining examples in the past and currently in which the client demonstrated positive approaches.
MULTI-MODAL: The YLC's multi-modal approach draws from a non-dualistic yogic philosophy based on the teachings of Akhanda Yoga. The model integrates the wisdom of Yoga with Western pedogogic approaches and counseling models and techniques.