YOGA THERAPY NM
 
 
 
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LORI SMITH

C-IAYT, TIYT, E-RYT-500

Lori draws from her medical background and the healing modalities of the Yogic and Ayurvedic traditions to formulate a practice consisting of a unique blend of tools which support the well being of each practitioner. Lori is particularly competent in refining these tools to be therapeutic for clients working with diminished mobility, physiological or mental conditions, as well as those with terminal situations. She has taught yoga in the studio setting across the Albuquerque area for 7 years. Lori has also designed and implemented multiple group yoga programs for target populations such as elementary students, underprivileged youth, cardiovascular clients, Veterans, elderly students and Post Traumatic Stress.

Lori completed the 800 hour Professional Yoga Therapist Training through Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2015. She has also completed specialized trainings in Functional Yoga Therapy, is a certified Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor, and a certified Children’s Yoga Instructor. Lori is the owner of Well Within Yoga School, an Integrative Yoga Therapy Affiliate.

 
 
 
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WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?

According to the Association of Yoga Therapists, Yoga Therapy is defined as the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga.  Therapeutic yoga supports the practitioner physically, energetically, and psycho-emotionally as he or she navigates a full spectrum of life issues.  Whether you are recovering from injury or surgery, dealing with an ongoing condition such as arthritis or joint pain, or coping with health challenges such as heart disease or cancer, therapeutic yoga can reduce stress, alleviate pain, relieve physical symptoms, build strength, and minimize suffering.  It can also improve posture and joint function, build strength, and restore vitality.**  

**It is important to understand that a therapeutic yoga program is not a replacement for care provided by a physician or other licensed health care provider, but rather, works symbiotically with the medical treatment already in place to promote maximum healing. 

 
 
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Upcoming
Workshops & Retreats

 

DEEP RENEWAL RETREAT

September 28 - October 1, 2017
Sedona, Arizona

 
True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.
— Aadil Palkhivala
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