Yoga Therapy Services
I moved to Sayulita from the San Francisco Bay Area where I taught at yoga teacher trainings, in leading yoga studios, in healthcare settings, at several hospital programs, for spas and resorts, in eldercare communities, in the workplace and at yoga retreats. I was a successful conference speaker addressing the new research and proven benefits of Yoga, Laughter Yoga and Meditation for healthcare professionals throughout the US, also in France and Mexico. I have been teaching yoga and meditation for over 25 years and studied with some of the Yoga Masters of our time. I offer in-depth knowledge of how to use Yoga as Your Medicine.
I live in Saylulita, Mexico and maintain a private practice in my downtown home studio. In the summers, I teach in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- 1.5 hour Private Yoga Therapy Sessions in my Home Office in Downtown Sayulita $65US. 750mx.
- 1.25 hour Yoga Sessions at your vacation location in Sayulita $75. 900mx. Individual or couple. $10 for each additional person.
- Invite you to cultivate a healing relationship with yourself
- Customized to heal through injuries or medical conditions
- Customized for Golfers, Surfers, SUPers, Runners and Other Lifestyles
- Offer mixed-level options
- Focus on moving slowly with the breath and going deep into poses
- Gently educate and guide with articulated verbal cues
- Include influences from Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Iyengar, Pranayama, Hasya Yoga, Restorative, and iRest Yoga Nidra
- Provide richly rewarding closing relaxation (savasana) with crystal singing bowls.
Yoga Nidra Meditation Journeys
Individuals, Groups, Workshops, Yoga Retreats, Bridal Parties
Session opens with a brief educational overview of Yoga Nidra. You will actively set your own intention and participate in making the practice your own. It is your journey! At the end of the session we can discuss what presented for you.
iRest Yoga Nidra Research and Programs
iRest Yoga Nidra Research sponsored by Richard Miller, Ph.D Psychologist, Founder of iRest, Integrative Yoga Nidra, Master Yogi and Founder of the International Yoga Therapy Association. I studied with Dr. Richard Miller.
iRest Yoga Nidra Research Completed:
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2012: (Evaluation of Meditation in the Treatment of Chemical Dependency) View Abstract Here
Long Beach VA: (iRest Yoga Nidra: A Pilot Study to Treat Women Veterans)
Ohio University: Department of Experimental Health Psychology: (The Effect of Meditation on Cortisol: A Comparison of Meditation Techniques to a Control Group) View Poster Here
Johns Hopkins Bayview Brain Injury Clinic (Mindfulness Based Group Therapy using iRest) View results here
John F. Kennedy University: Feasibility Study of Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra on Combat-Related PTSD (Veterans) View results here
Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Active duty service members: PTSD) View results here
Miami FL VA (PTSD in veterans)
Brooke Army Medical Center: (Compassion Fatigue and Insomnia with Health Care Workers ) View poster here
New York (Chemical Dependency: Relapse Prevention). Results not yet published.
Evergreen College (College Students: Well-Being). Results not yet published.
Boise State University (Stress, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cancer) View results here
Boise State University (Decreased Stress and Negative Mood in School Counselors) View results here
iRest Yoga Nidra Research Underway:
Brooke Army Medical Center (Couples & Resiliency)
North Chicago VA (Veterans: PTSD)
Washington, DC VA (Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain, PTSD)
University of Missouri (College Students: Well-Being) View poster here
General Yoga Nidra Research Articles
Effect of yoga-nidra on blood glucose level in diabetic patients. View abstract here.
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2012 Apr-Jun;56(2):161-7.
PMID: 19810584 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Effect of Yoga Nidra on physiological variables in patients of menstrual disturbances of reproductive age group. View abstract here.
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2009 Jan-Mar;53(1):97-101.
PMID: 23387245 [PubMed – in process]
Yoga Nidra as a complementary treatment of anxiety and depressive symptoms in patients with menstrual disorder. View results here.
Int J Yoga. 2012 Jan-Jun; 5(1): 52–56.
Copyright : © International Journal of Yoga
Yoga nidra and its impact on student’s well being. View summary here.
By Dr. Kamakhya Kumar. Published in Yoga Mimansa Journal Vol. 36 No. 1
A study of the improvement of Physical and Mental Health through Yoga nidra. View summary here.
By Dr. Kamakhya Kumar. Published in Dev Sanskriti Journal Vol. 4 Year 4
Effect of Yoga nidra on hypertension & other psychological co-relates. View summary here. By Dr. Kamakhya Kumar. Published in Yoga the Science Journal Vol. 3 Issue 7
Restorative Stays at Casa de Carmela can include private Yoga Therapy, Counseling and/ or Yoga Nidra Meditation Journeys