Yoga at the Museum
Saturday, October 21, 11-12:30
Theme: Take a Journey Around the World
Mantra, Yantra, & Mandalas
with Swami Maitreyi
Sunday Oct 22, 1:30-4:30 PM
Restorative Yoga: Open to Healing Energy
with Deb Smith
Sunday Oct 29, 5:00-7:00 PM
Yama & Niyama Monthly Study Group
with Swami Atmarupa
Sundays, 4-5:30 PM
Attend one or all!
Resilience - A Quality to Build
A New Blog from Swami Atmarupa
Recordings of Guided Yoga Practices and More!
In the past decade, modern medicine and scientific studies have documented how body, mind and spirit all closely influence overall health. This concept has been integral to classical yoga for thousands of years, and because yoga addresses the whole individual - physically, mentally, energetically, and spiritually - it provides healing at many different levels. Yoga as therapy is one of the original forms of holistic health management.
Conditions That Improve
Although Satyananda Yoga can improve overall health in a regular class setting, certain conditions improve more quickly with yoga therapy.
- Back pain, sciatica and disk problems
- Asthma and other breathing difficulties
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Insomnia and stress related sleep disorders
- Digestive problems
- Sinus infections
- Arthritis, fibromyalgia, and joint pain
- Immune system disorders
- Anxiety, depression and panic disorder
- Postural imbalances
- Menopause, PMS and menstrual problems
- Fatigue and lack of energy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Don't you have to be flexible and thin to do yoga?
A. Classically, yoga is meant to be adjusted to fit the individual, not the individual adjusted to fit the pose. Every person has some limitations, and each client is taught to work within one's own abilities.
Q. Is Yoga Therapy like physical therapy?
A. No. Although some postures are used in the same manner as in physical therapy, yoga therapy also incorporates breathing practices, relaxation therapy, energy work and various forms of meditation.
Q. How many sessions will I need to see improvement?
A. There is no set number. Each client is given an individualized program for home practice. If the client continues with a dedicated practice at home, improvement can be achieved within a short time, even with one session.
Q. How much does a session cost?
A. A first appointment is 2 hours to assess needs and develop an appropriate program; the investment is $250. Follow-up appointments to adjust or progress a practice are 1 hour long for $140.
Refunds for a Yoga Therapy consultation are available minus a $25 administrative fee if your consultation is canceled more than 48 hours in advance. If canceled less than 48 hours in advance, there is no refund.
Teachers available for Yoga Therapy:
Beverly Roberts Singh,
CRNA, BA, AYT-L2, ERYT-500, YACEP, RPYT, RCYT
Beverly Roberts Singh (Yogacharya Swami Atmarupa Saraswati) was the first Level Two Accredited Satyananda Yoga teacher in North America. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) at the 500 hour level, requiring over 2000 teaching hours. She is also a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). She has also studied over 100 hours of Anusara Yoga, completed Facilitator One training in YogaKids, and continues an in-depth study of yoga, often traveling internationally.
Prior to following her passion for yoga teaching, she was a certified registered nurse anesthetist for over 25 years and taught anesthesia for 10 years at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Her medical background and her experience teaching thousands of yoga students over the past 20+ years give her the insight to create yoga therapy programs that will support and improve the health and well-being of virtually any client.
Beverly is the Founder and Director of the Atma Center, and the Education Director of the Yoga Academy of North America, provider of in-depth SATYANANDA YOGA® programs and teacher training in the USA.
BA, AYT-L2, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Atmadarshan began teaching in 2001 and holds a Diploma of Satyananda Yoga Teaching.
She has used yoga to reduce her allergies and eliminate her need for prescription eyeglasses which she had been wearing for decades due to astigmatism. Her BA degrees are in Biology and Psychiatry and she has worked on multiple wards at University Hospital. Atmadarshan is a published author in Psychiatry.
Atmadarshan has taught a variety of classes and workshops, including Managing the Mind, Yoga for Depression, Yoga & Death, Postnatal Yoga, and Breathe and Meditate in addition to our regular classes. She most enjoys working with students who want to use yoga to relieve physical and mental conditions and face major life transitions, such as death and dying.