Access Yoga offers a full spectrum of private yoga therapy instruction in a one-on-one or small group setting to individuals of all ability levels. We offer a transition program for physical therapy patients and individuals who may benefit from a simultaneous approach to their healing process.
Perhaps a patient had surgery and has completed physical therapy and is now looking to “round out” their rehabilitative processes. Or, yoga therapy may offer an alternative approach to healing and strengthening for patients who just want to try something different.
Yoga Practices Led by Carter Siegel
Access Yoga is led by Carter Siegel, who is a certified and registered yoga teacher as well as a certified yoga therapist. Carter has been teaching since 2005 with experience including:
- Breathing practices
- Philosophy and psychology of yoga
She teaches yoga therapy in the traditions of Classical Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Carter works primarily with individuals who are suffering with musculoskeletal issues, anxiety and depression.
Carter is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor with additional training as a yoga therapist specializing in in issues of the musculoskeletal system and the philosophical teachings of yoga. In the years following her trainings she has been teaching in private and group settings to people of all ability levels using dynamic, gentle, restorative, and meditative forms of yoga. As a yoga therapist, Carter is uniquely qualified to bring the teachings of yoga psychology and philosophy into the physical practice of yoga. Carter has studied and practiced numerous styles of yoga and has studied under American gurus such as David Swenson, Sean Corn, Shiva Rae, Rodney Yee and Beryl Bender Birch. In addition to teaching postures, Carter teaches and facilitates meditation and the philosophy of yogic living. While her foundation is based in the physical aspects of yoga, as a yoga therapist Carter makes every aspect accessible to even the newest yogi through a careful and gentle approach to identifying the needs of each student. Whether teaching to the newest or the most advanced practitioner, Carter’s style is clear, logical and at an appropriate pace to help support a student’s goals, abilities and limitations.
How Access Yoga Therapy Works
Access Yoga is available by a referral from any of our physicians, former students, friends and acquaintances. It is not a traditional yoga studio that holds group classes on a regular schedule; all work is one-on-one and personalized.
Through careful needs assessment and practice of various poses and their sequencing, clients may find relief from ailments including but not limited to:
- Lack of motivation
- Back or neck pain
- Hip pain
Regardless of ability, each client will be introduced to a yoga therapy practice that focuses on poses (asana), breathwork (pranayama) and linking breath to movement (vinyasa). Yoga students will realize how the mind and the body are connected and how physical and mental strength, peace, clarity and flexibility spill over into everyday life.