As urban yogis, we apply the wisdom of yoga to the nature of modern life. Through physical, mental and spiritual practice, we empower ourselves as individuals and members of the human family.
My name is Susana, and I'm here to guide people through the self-healing practices of yoga and reiki. I am a devoted teacher and curious student of yoga's many forms. I am currently training to become a certified yoga therapist, C-IAYT. I practice reiki every day and teach others to use it for healing one's self and others. I follow the conscious evolution of culture worldwide and participate in it with my community, my words and my work. May these services, programs and insights contribute to our collective empowerment and bliss.
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 a C-IAYT Candidate, I am honored to provide accessible yogic and relaxation techniques, customized to the individual's current states of health and prevailing qualities. Yoga Therapy is an adjunct therapy intended to complement treatment prescribed by medical or mental health professionals.
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
- reducing stress
- calming anxiety
- 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.