A special invitation to those who seek healing, pain relief and peace through therapeutic and restorative yoga poses - and everyone who wants release from the destructive forces of chronic stress and desires to work towards healing and hope..........
Hello and welcome to the Yoga Home of therapeutics. My name is Sara Alavi and I am a registered and a certified yoga teacher. My approach is to use yoga as therapy to help people. Some of the services and products we offer are Guided Relaxation CD, Raindrop Massage, Reiki (energy healing technique), Therapeutic (medicinal) essential oils and massages and techniques, private and group yoga classes, yoga rope/wall classes, restorative and therapeutic yoga classes for all ages and levels, retail Merchandise and more. Scroll down for more detail.
At Yoga Home of Therapeutics, you'll find group classes and private sessions offered in a safe and peaceful space designed to enhance your practice and invite a sense of calm into your life.
My specialty is working with each clients as a whole person, addressing and evaluating individual needs, lifestyle, habits, yogic goal setting, daily focus and intentions, and building a “home yoga practice routine” - all to be used on the path toward healing, happiness and well-being.
As a compliment to your yoga practice, I also offer “Raindrop Technique Massage” which is a powerful tool to assist the body in correcting defects in the curvature of the spine by utilizing the anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory action of several key essential “Young Living” oils. For more information, please click on the “Raindrop Technique Massage” button.
In addition to therapeutic and Restorative yoga and Raindrop, I perform “Reiki” energy work to soothe and to relax you. You can learn more about Reiki on the Raindrop page of our web site, or just scroll down.
I also invite you to read my story on the "About us" page. I share it because I too suffered from health issues and turned to yoga and meditation for healing. I look forward to offering what I have learned along the way with you.
Practicing this entirely different form of yoga (Restorative and therapeutic) benefits students of all ages. The effects of these soothing and quieting poses, you will realize that their power comes from helping your own internal healing processes to work- healing processes that had been overwhelmed by stress and disease.
In addition to yoga classes that focused on active yoga postures for healthy people, Mr. Iyengar(founder of Iyengar Yoga in India, our mentor and great teacher) conducted special therapeutic classes for those with variety of ailments. Many have been referred to those classes by their doctors.
In our studio, Yoga Home of Therapeutics, we offer active yoga classes as well as special Focus classes, too, for those suffering from various ailments that I mentioned above.
Regardless of the trigger, stress is often accompanied by one or more negative effects- impatience, frustration, irritation, anger, muscle tension, headache, indigestion, or poor elimination. When stress becomes chronic, it can lead into disease. The antidote to stress is relaxation. To relax is to rest deeply. To rest deeply is to put the body in a comfortable position with the gentle attention to the breath. Relaxation happens when there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet. Body and mind are connected. When mind and body intercept, healing happens.
Just for that reason, I have produced a Guided Relaxation CD ( my voice only) for you, my friend. This CD is a tool to help you relax and renew and to take time to be with you. It is to provide space for you to be able to separate from your everyday life, circumstances and situations. It is to create a state of mind so that your body can feel safe and to be allowed to do what it does best: to heal itself. Listening to my 20 minute guided relaxation CD will allow you to set aside time to deepen your relationship with you and to calm your mind, body and nervous system. It is to bring you to the “now” of yourself. That is a form of healing and relaxation.
Inspired by a Native American legend, the Raindrop Technique has been used for many years as highly effective method for balancing and rejuvenating the mind and body. When properly applied to the neck, back and feet, these essential therapeutic pure oils (9 different oils) can bring about electrical alignment and help relieve a variety of discomforts caused by imbalances in the body, especially those found in the spine. RT is now being explored in a number of scientific studies-that many types of scoliosis and spinal misalignments are caused by viruses or bacteria that lie dormant along the spine. These pathogens create inflammation which in turn controls and disfigures the spinal column. You will receive a thorough massage of your back and neck and your feet. At the end, a hot towel will be place on your back to help soothe and comfort you while I a do a Reiki Session.
Sara's Picture from The Metro Family Magazine Cover 2006