Yoga Physical Therapy with Stephanie Kelley
Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit. Providing physical therapy using yoga as the primary treatment so you can go beyond the physical manifestations of your pain.
Mindfulness, Understanding, Compassion and Healing
Private Yoga Physical Therapy: One-on-one sessions including an assessment of your condition. Treatment blends knowledge and evidence from physical therapy and the mind-body connection used in yoga and meditation. Contact us for more information or to schedule.
Yoga Physical Therapy Workshops: 2-hour group session on selected health topics, such as:
- Yoga for Better Feet
- Yoga for a Better Core
- Get the Most out of Downward Dog
- Yoga for Better Knees
- Yoga for a Better Back
- Yoga for Better Hips
- Yoga for a Better Upper Back/Neck
- Yoga for Better Shoulders
- Yoga for Better Bones
For current offerings, click here.
Weekly Ongoing “Spine Safe” Public Yoga Physical Therapy classes:
- Thursdays from 12-1pm
To register, click here and select class from the "Classes" tab.
I have been a Physical Therapist, Educator, and Researcher for over 25 years. But it wasn’t until I began using Yoga and Mindfulness in my personal practice that I truly blossomed as both a person and as a professional.
A few years ago I attended a weekend retreat by Judith Hanson Lasater with the theme being “Empathy”. Being a health care practitioner, I had received training in empathy before and actually from someone who knows her stuff: Dr. Carol Davis, Professor Emeritus, University of Miami. She had written chapters and keynote speeches on the topic. So I went into the weekend thinking I would not get much from those lessons. But Judith turned the focus back on each person and her words, “You can’t have empathy for anyone, unless you have empathy for yourself”, hit me hard. She gave us homework for the evening to listen to the inner voice that holds us back. And what I heard was: “You’re not good enough”. This didn’t surprise me as I had actually heard that voice before. Being adopted as an infant, those were my first subconscious thoughts and that voice had held me back in many relationships. But what I didn’t realize until that moment was how it held me back in all aspects of my life, even in my relatively successful professional life.
And what I heard this time was, “How can you help others, if you can’t even help yourself?”. I then realized that those thoughts were actually contributing to my pain. With their coming to the surface, I felt my neck tense. But with awareness, comes compassion.
So since that weekend retreat, I have come to realize the power of the mind and influence of our emotions on pain. I recognize that we have both external sources of pain, like poor posture, but we also have internal dilemmas as the source of pain, like fear and worry.
I ask you, “What is the deep inner voice that is holding you back?” “Can you listen to that inner voice with compassion?”
So now, rather than struggling with pain, I use Yoga and Mindfulness to be fully aware. And I notice my aches and pains slowly dissipating. I believe that someday I will be pain free. Join me in this journey to pain free living. Together, let's explore the interaction of the body, mind and spirit to truly heal.
To learn more about Stephanie or contact her directly, click here.