Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

In life, one thing we can be sure about is that change will happen – whether we want it to or not.

Unwanted change and resistance are major contributors to stress and stress related aliments.

What would it be like to become aware of your process of change and redefine the relationship you have to it?

Though at times we look for outside sources to guide us, somewhere deep inside we know that we must slow down, reconnect with ourselves, and listen to our own inner voice.

How well do you connect to yourself through your body? Do you listen to its wisdom and learn from it? How can present-moment embodied awareness through yoga inform your life, the choices you make, and help create the life you desire? So often we run from our uncomfortable sensations and feelings, never allowing them to teach us. Yet, if we engage them, they can take us somewhere new, often into deeper levels of awareness.

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT), through a combination of classical yoga techniques and elements of contemporary body-mind psychology, encourages this deeper connection with self. It is a non-prescriptive approach that empowers each individual to live and fully embrace their own unique gift of life.

“When we deny our stories, they define us.” ~ Brene Brown, Rising Strong


Looking to make a change in your life?  Then consider PRYT Life Mentoring:

If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

If you are in a rut, or stressed out, or not knowing which way to go right now or you just want to grow and learn more about this mystery of life,  you can benefit from this kind of life mentoring.  Often, a series of just a few sessions  will help you turn your life in a new direction.  You will appreciate the clarity and the choices you will be soon making on a daily basis.

Life Mentoring will help you:

  • get clear on what really matters to you in life
  • attune to the wisdom of your body as well as your mind
  • live a more meaningful and authentic life
  • move in the direction in life that’s right for you now
  • create more fulfilling, authentic, and meaningful relationships
  • adjust more easily and skillfully to major life events
  • become more empowered and less dependent on what others do or say
  • live with less anxiety, fear, and worry

What does an individual Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy or Life Mentoring session look like?

PRYT is a yoga-based form of bodywork within a safe and supportive environment that offers the client a Present-Moment Embodied Experience. Each session consists of guided meditations to gather focus, embodied movement which may include yoga postures, and dialogue to strengthen clarity. It’s based on the belief that there is a connection between the mind and body, and that we don’t always experience this connection in our every day lives. Our bodies hold memories and emotions, just like our brains, and therefore pain, stress and lack of direction can sometimes be the result of blocked or unresolved emotions stored in the body.  Taking the time and tuning in to the wisdom of your body and your inner self can often provide the clarity and focus needed to bring a desired change to your life.

At all times, the client is in control of all aspects of their experience.  PRYT is appropriate for any age or body type, even people who are unwilling or unable to get down on the floor. Current clients range in age from 40′s to 70’s and many have no previous yoga experience.

For more information click the image above to watch the short video at the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Website.

Or read the Profound Presence pdf document.

The potential benefits of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy are:

  • Deep Relaxation
  • Greater Emotional Stability
  • Greater Mental Clarity, Empowerment, Self-esteem
  • Ability to Identify, Work With, and Release Fears and Self-Imposed Limitations
  • Focus and Sense of Presence
  • Greater Body Awareness
  • Physical Relief
  • Easier and Deeper Breathing
  • Connection with Spiritual Self
  • Development of Trust in Self

How do I access your services?

I am located in Collingwood, Ontario, and in-person sessions will take place in a private room at Buddha Rider Yoga and Cycle Studio.  You will be on a large mat on the floor, and should wear loose, comfortable clothing. There is no yoga experience necessary.  As the practitioner, I will move parts of your body in simple movements and stretches so you can experience what it feels like and describe those feelings.  I may also direct you into gentle yoga postures.

Book in person PRYT sessions here.

I also provide online sessions using the secure Zoom platform.  Your requirements include high-speed internet access using either a computer or tablet, plus a yoga space with mat and props (bolsters, blankets, strap) big enough for you to move around in, that is private, quiet and free of distractions.  These sessions include all the features of an in-person session, however I will be directing you to move your body or asking you to move in a way that feels right for you in the moment.  Once again, movement and dialogue may help you explore what’s happening for you, in mind, body and spirit, in the present moment.

Please contact me for more information or to set up an appointment.

One-on-one PRYT Yoga Therapy Pricing:

  • 60 minute session: $100
  • Five session Life Mentoring/Yoga Therapy package: $450
  • First-time clients: Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first session.  We will go over your medical history, what to expect in your session, and answer your questions.  This consultation cost is included in the session fee.

Book Online Yoga Therapy or Life Mentoring here: