There is something within each of us that is more powerful than our obstacles. To be an “urban yogi” is to integrate the ancient wisdom of Yoga into everyday life. Through Yoga Therapy, Reiki and Yoga Teacher Trainings, Urban Yogi embraces a holistic approach to self-healing practice and education. Namasté.
-Susana Jones, Founder
What is Yoga Therapy?
"Yoga therapy, derived from the Yoga tradition of Patanjali and the Ayurvedic system of health care refers to the adaptation and application of Yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing health challenges at any level manage their condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality, and improve attitude." - Gary Kraftsow American Viniyoga Institute
"Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga. The practice of yoga therapy requires specialized training and skill development to support the relationship between the client/student and therapist and to effect positive change for the individual." - International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
Read the Yoga Therapist's Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics
As an IAYT Member and Yoga Therapist-in-Training, I am honored to guide clients through Yoga Therapy sessions, which are relaxing, educational and entirely customized to the individual. Yoga Therapy is an adjunct therapy intended to complement treatment prescribed by medical or mental health professionals while promoting wellbeing on all levels.
Any therapeutic yoga components of Urban Yogi's teachings are based on Susana Jones' status as an IAYT Yoga Therapist in Training, not derived from her RYT status with Yoga Alliance. Urban Yogi makes no attempt or claim to diagnose, treat or cure any medical or psychological condition.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese term that refers to the universal (rei) life force (ki). As a practice, Reiki is used to promote the natural healing process in one’s body, mind, spirit and environment.
How does Reiki work?
The power of Reiki lies in it’s soothing effect, which supports the body's natural healing abilities. A Reiki practitioner acts like a "plug in a socket" of universal life force, and passes the energy through the hands to people, places and things. Reiki is considered complementary care to accompany any treatments, procedures, or medications prescribed by one's doctor.
Many people have found Reiki to be helpful in these ways and more*:
supporting general well-being
alleviating discomfort related to cancer treatment
promoting sound sleep
preparing for or recovering from surgery
managing chronic pain
easing the effects of emotional upset or trauma
balancing one’s mental and emotional state
finding peace in a challenging situation
navigating life changes with ease
*Please note that Reiki is intended to complement, but not to replace, the treatments prescribed by your physician. No claims are made to cure, treat, or heal any disease, symptom or condition, simply efforts to soothe the system and promote it's natural healing process.