Nest offers a number of alternative modalities that improve your overall health and wellness. We focus on the whole body by offering treatments from some of the oldest known medical treatments in the world.
Yoga Therapy is the artful application of the tools of yoga (movement, breathwork, meditation, etc.) to address the specific needs of an individual whether they be emotional, physical, or mental. Yoga Therapy is a holistic healing modality that takes an individual’s entire constitution into consideration: while the symptoms of an injury or illness may arise in a specific location, their impacts will affect the whole system.
In Yoga Therapy the teacher and student work together to address symptoms that cause suffering and in doing so move the student toward improved health and wellbeing. Yoga Therapy is informed by its sister science, Ayurveda and as such, the Yoga Therapist is also able to offer diet and lifestyle modifications to help address the needs of the student. The efficacy of Yoga Therapy is supported by an increasing body of research evidence. Here is a small archive of some of that research should you be interested in reading further.
what is yoga therapy and how does it work?
Everyone can benefit from a daily yoga practice that has been tailored to their specific needs. People typically seek out therapeutic yoga for relief from the symptoms associated with an injury, illness, or challenging phase in life such as:
- Stress, Sleep, and Anxiety Concerns
- Physical Injury Recovery
- Chronic Pain (arthritis, fibromyalgia, low back pain, etc.)
- Illness Support (cancer, diabetes, long covid, etc.)
- Times of Transition (menopause, pregnancy, grief, etc.)
As a holistic practitioner, I work with the individual on all levels of their constitution and as such, the tools of our sessions may include lifestyle and diet recommendations (if desired) in addition to physical postures, breathwork, and meditation. One-on-one instruction is at the heart of the Yoga Therapy model and instructing on a private basis allows me to gain a deeper understanding of who you are, which will in turn enable me to plan specifically for your needs. I will develop a personalized home practice that may include some of the following tools:
- conscious and mindful breathing
- appropriately sequenced and individualized physical movements
- meditative practices, visualization, and use of sound and mantra
- guided relaxation & yoga nidra
- diet & lifestyle recommendations (if desired)
Unlike group yoga classes that tend to prioritize physical postures and require a certain level of physical fitness, Yoga Therapy meets the individual where they are. I am trained in the therapeutic lineage of Sri Krishnamacharya who said “If you can breathe, you can do yoga!” As such you never need to worry about being “well” enough to participate. The whole aim of Yoga Therapy is to support the specific needs of the individual and modify the appropriate tools accordingly.
I teach Yoga as a complementary system of health, not an alternative one. It supports and works in conjunction with your normal medical treatments, and I ask you to continue your personal health routine as suggested by your doctor or medical professional.
To learn more about my lineage and training visit here.
I am a certified yoga instructor in the therapeutic lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar, and I am entering the final phase of a 1000-hour Yoga Therapist training at Yoga Therapy Toronto.
Niya (N-eye-ahh) is a brown, able bodied, female presenting, heterosexual, woman of East Indian ancestry.
Paula Vital is an award-winning yoga therapist, coach, speaker, and writer dedicated to helping you move from striving to thriving by accessing the power of the present moment.
Quiet the mind and the soul will speak. Reiki is an ancient healing modality with roots in Tibet and Japan used to help shift energy in the body. A technique called palm healing or hands-on healing is used by the Reiki practitioner to read, move and heal energy imbalances.
To book a reiki appointment, contact [email protected] or call
how does reiki work?
Reiki sessions can be scheduled as an in-person or distant session. In-person, the client lays down fully clothed on a comfortable padded table similar to a massage table. The Reiki practitioner places their hands on (head or arms) or off the client (above the client) to allow for Reiki energy to flow. This promotes deep relaxation, reduces pain, releases emotional blockages, activates the body’s natural healing ability, and supports other medical modalities including traditional therapies. Reiki helps to clear energy blocks leaving the client with an overall sense of greater physical, emotional and spiritual well being.
What is distant Reiki?
Distant Reiki sessions are equally relaxing and beneficial. In a distant Reiki session, the client and practitioner are in different locations on the agreed-upon day and time. The client sits or lays down wherever they feel comfortable, ready to receive the Reiki energy. The practitioner sits quietly and then sends the intention of Reiki to flow.
Book your Reiki session here!
A true explorer at heart, Elena is here to guide your yoga practice with her gentle strength and powerful softness.
Dr. Mike is currently away in Costa Rica and will return in March to see patients
NetworkSpinal, sometimes referred to as “Network Chiropractic”, is a chiropractic technique that regards your body as a whole integrated system and not just a bunch of parts. It taps into your unique energetic fields which shape your life and enhance your body’s potential to heal.
how does network chiropractic work?
Your spinal cord is your body’s communication hub. It is where the body passes messages between the body and brain. Physical trauma, mental stress, and environmental toxins can throw your whole system into an overwhelmed state of tension. The tension produces neural traffic jams that disrupt communications, alters the normal functioning of your body, and inhibits healing.
Because your spinal cord is your body’s communication hub, it is also your body’s tension hub. So your spinal cord is the place to look for opportunities to dissipate these neural traffic jams.
Research suggests that it doesn’t take much to dissipate those traffic jams – just a slight touch to the precise spots, called spinal gateways, where the nerves underneath the skin and connected to the spinal cord trigger a connection with the brain. This touch is called entrainment because its purpose is to synchronize your perception of tension to the actual tension stored in a particular area of your spinal cord and to teach your body new strategies to train itself to respond to tension in healthier ways.
Call Dr. Michael Cohen at 416-500-5437 to book your appointment today!
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Water Mastery is a brand new high vibrational, multidimensional healing system that blends sonic sound healing and the highest of angelic energies available to formulate a unique and complete healing system.
It works not only upon the physical but also the spiritual, emotional and mental bodies to help flush and clear the body of emotional and physical pollutants which inhibit the frequency of each cell, structure and system that can cause dis-ease.
hot stone reflexology
Treat yourself to a relaxing and healing session of Reflexology.
Reflexology is an ancient technique where pressure is applied to the reflex points on the foot corresponding to parts of the body to promote wellness and relaxation.
time line therapy
Time Line Therapy is an amazing tool to help set goals, lose weight, remove negative emotions and limiting beliefs that stop us from living the life we want. Releasing these emotions from the body allows us to heal at a very deep level, freeing us from the past and helping us to understand our Shadow Self. This is a very powerful and highly effective tool!
Do you remember the last moment in your life when you were totally relaxed, nurtured and cared for? Or has it been a little too long since you received healing and kindness without any judgement of your body or being?
Access Bars® has assisted thousands of people to change many aspects of their lives. People report better health, ease of sleep, weight loss, better sex and relationships, relief from anxiety, reduced stress and more.
Access Bars® is given by placing fingers gently on different pressure points on the skull whilst the person lies in a relaxed position.
Access Bars are designed to create more consciousness for you, your body and the planet. There are 32 points on your head which are lightly touched to create ease in different areas of your life.