Yoga Therapy with Martha Catz, M.S., E-RYT
Martha Catz, M.S., E-RYT, has received over 800 hours in Yoga therapy training. Her Master’s degree in Health Psychology, and training as an integrative health coach and in mindful awareness meditation through the Duke Integrative Medicine programs, support and inform her yoga therapy practice.
Yoga therapy is a method for healing and repairing; for improving behaviors that affect physical and mental well-being as well as developing a perspective of wholeness rather than that of being fractured by illness or injury.
Our yoga therapy sessions adapt traditional yoga practices of asana, breath-work, and mindfulness meditation to fit the needs of the individual person, whether that issue originates from an injury, chronic disease or stressful living conditions.
Yoga Therapy Pricing
- Initial yoga therapy consultation is 60-90 minutes: $60.00
- After the initial consultation: 3 therapy sessions, each session is 50 minutes: $150.00
Our yoga therapy sessions take place at our yoga studio in Smithfield.
The Yoga Connection
101-3A East Market St,
Smithfield, NC 27577
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy is a process based on the application of the teachings and practices of yoga. By using yoga, yoga therapy enables individuals to move toward improved health and wellness.
Yoga is unique because it addresses every aspect of life instead of concentrating on each body part or system separately. A yoga therapist like Martha Catz, M.S., E-RYT applies the techniques of yoga, while focusing on an individual’s specific problem, to help alleviate that problem–whether it is physical, mental, and/or spiritual. Yoga therapy is a one-on-one experience with the therapist and the individual.
How Can Yoga Therapy Help Me
If you experience emotional issues like anxiety and depression, or if you have health and physical issues due to disease or injuries for example, yoga therapy can be a very effective treatment for you.
Yoga therapy can help you reduce stress, increase energy, and improve sleep. Because of Martha Catz’s skillful treatment based on your individual needs and goals, you experience benefits that address your specific situation.
When you engage in yoga therapy, you will find that you develop better coping skills and gain these physical benefits:
- Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Improved respiration, energy, and vitality
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Weight reduction
- Cardio and circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
- Protection from injury
What are the Benefits of Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy is beneficial for many issues, both mental and physical. It is used to maintain wellness and alleviate a range of health problems and ailments. The discipline of yoga offers you a timeless and holistic model of health and healing. Basing therapy on the practice of yoga, combined with the therapist’s knowledge and skill of addressing specific issues, you can experience greater peace and calmness, as well as healing.
Some of the conditions that can benefit from yoga therapy are:
- Cancer (and side effects of cancer treatment)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Depression, anxiety, stress
- Recovery from injury and surgery
- Chronic pain
Is a yoga therapy session private?
Yes! The yoga therapy sessions include one-on-one sessions with a certified therapist. There will be no standard treatment, each session is individually created for the client, according to their requirements, physical abilities, and needs.
What should I wear to each session?
You should wear anything that is comfortable and allows you to move. Preferably wear loose and breathable clothing.
Should I book a session if I am injured or in pain?
This type of yoga is safe to practice with an injury if you consult your primary physician first. If your physician gives you the go-ahead to practice, be sure to inform your yoga therapist of the ailment and make sure to rest when needed or stop if you feel pain.
What level of experience do I need to have?
You do not need any prior experience. All beginners are welcome!