What exactly is therapeutic yoga?
It is not yoga with ‘adjustments’, nor a quick-fix that I impose on you.
Together we will look for what works and what doesn’t work in your body. We support what works, so that the rest of your body will also benefit from it. It is a sustainable route to more body awareness, so that you can become your own healer. The problem is usually not where the pain is. And when we work with what you can and want, wonderful possibilities arise. Are you ready to dive deeper?
Rianne helps me see some delicate, deep conditioning and compensation patterns going back years. Although I consider myself someone who is aware of her body, the way she helps me see my patterns brings me a whole new consciousness not only around why I have pain, but also about the potential for change that my body holds. And I know that this new way of awareness – though i have not found the right words to describe them yet- makes me feel safer in my body. Thank you Rianne!
During our sessions the focus is on the physical body in movement and stillness. You will be guided in making basic conscious movements in combination with breathing and/or meditation. During these practices we are going to see if there are signals of compensation that are happening because your body currently does not have the support to do without. I will guide you in becoming aware of your body and movement patterns, to create support in your movement which will allow you to move better. Pain will reduce and your body will function more optimally. The body always communicates with you and doesn’t lie, the art is to learn to listen.
Therapeutic yoga will deepen your body and movement awareness and will increase your self-healing capacity, so that you can live your life more.
What I bring:
During the sessions I bring a calm presence, an open mind and will listen to what you share with me. I’ll apply my experience and profound knowledge to guide you in what is possible for you and bring you the best results. I’ll share my love for the intelligence of the body, movement and this work with you.
Working with me will bring you:
A growing awareness and understanding of your body and how everything is connected. You’ll learn tools that work for you so you can help yourself experience more balance, confidence and comfort within yourself.
What I ask of you:
Showing up for yourself and practicing your movements with curiosity and patience will help you transform your experience faster. Sharing the knowledge and experiences you have during your practice will help me help you better.
Every private session lasts 60 min either live (in Spain) or online via zoom.
After every session you will receive an email with a summery of your personal movement plan.
Yoga, mindful movement
Whatever you are doing during our session together, you are invited to be present with and observe the body, movement and the breath. Letting the breath be the guide in the movement. Being aware of what IS and practicing in such a way to promote awareness, health and pain-free movement.
Use it or lose it…
It has been shown that when you stop making certain movements, movement becomes restricted. The body always gets tighter, to protect itself (physically and emotionally). That’s why, when you wake up you tend to feel like yawning and having a stretch, just to open everything up again. During our yoga practice the movements are very diverse, which usually is not the case in our daily lives. This practice helps you to keep or regain your range of motion.
In my experience, less really is more. Not so much moving less, but making simpler (and better) movements. It then becomes easier to (be present as you) breathe, be the observer and notice the subtle differences. Tension can be released and mobility increased. This will make you move better and become stronger, because you do not have to struggle through your physical compensation patterns anymore.
Just because you’re not working up a sweat, doesn’t mean nothing is happening!
When you practice mindful movement while upright, you will be guided into looking for stability before you move. Taking time to feel whether your body can support you in what you would like to practice. This way you will increase your body awareness and reduce the risk of injury.
During a more passive and restorative practice, you will learn to support the body, to allow it to wholly be able to let go and relax. Being totally comfortable will give you the space to really feel what is happening. Noticing where the breath is, how it is moving your body (or not) and what this might be telling you.
Stillness in Movement, Movement in Stillness
By taking the time to practice mindful movement, you really start to develop a sense of how you are, in that moment. This practice will then slowly start to integrate into your daily life, enabling you to be more present with whatever you might be doing. Then, the practice of becoming pain-free, strong and flexible is not just physical, but can also be translated into emotional strength and flexibility. The emotions that have shaped our bodies and have created our posture, can be changed. And by changing our posture, the holding patterns, our emotional state can be influenced and released.
Aiming for a life, where ageing means growth, not slowly falling apart.
If you are interested in working with me you can send me a message!
There are different ways to work with me:
- Through the online practices available in the shop.
- Privately in 1-on-1 therapeutic yoga sessions (also via Zoom, Skype or Whatsapp, as long as there is video).