Therapy at Yoga for Health
At Yoga for Health Education, we have a specific therapy division. Our highly trained staff is available to support students in times of need for injuries and chronic conditions.
Libby Robold, is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist (body/mind psychology), first certified in 1992, and re-certified in 2010. Libby trademarked Breathercise, a yoga technique relaxation therapy system and movement for children and adults in 1991. After 15 years of study, Libby is certified by NAMA, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor.
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is an integrative system of supporting the body in positions based on classic yoga postures while using non-directive, verbal techniques. The therapist does most of the physical work, facilitating a process where the “receiver” accesses deep inner wisdom for healing and creating change within themselves.
Yoga Physical Therapy (Breathercise®), a therapeutic style of yoga trademarked by Libby Robold, is designed for physical issues that need tending and healing. In private session, your concerns are studied thoroughly and a tailor-made protocol is designed for you. Your issues will be viewed in the context of your lifestyle, physical demands, and tendencies, along with your heredity and predisposition. You will be given a special routine to do at home. Ayurveda Yoga Therapy/Consultation Ayurveda is the oldest preventative medicine system in the world. Birthed over 5,000 years ago as the Science of Life, Ayurveda teaches us how to live in harmony within our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual selves.
Learning your body mind “type” and how to live and do your yoga practice in the context of your particular blueprint is the focus of this healing modality. You learn to adjust your lifestyle, including food choices, activities, relationships that enhance your life.
Alice Brydges, hails from California, and comes to YHE as a skilled Feldenkrais practitioner. Feldenkrais method is a somatic educational system that allows the body to move more efficiently and comfortably based on the works of an Israeli physicist. It is a sophisticated method of communicating with the unconscious through movement. Like yoga, Feldenkrais is great for chronic pain and loss of flexibility.
Alice is a Certified Movement Therapist, Guild Certified Feldenkrais, and Certified Instructor of Hunyuan Chen Taijiquan from the Feng Zhiqiang Taiji Academy USA in San Francisco. Alice has a history of being a professional dancer and worked with ballet companies in Switzerland, Germany, and San Francisco.
Joanna Lauber is a yoga teacher and a Licensed Masters Social Worker with a PTS Certificate for a 40-hour training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga at Kripalu Center. Joanna has taken several other courses in the understanding and treatment of the affects of trauma and its disorder (PTSD). With 30 years of counseling experience with women with eating disorders, Joanna offers classes called Yoga and Weight Issues. It is a class for people who are interested in understanding their relationship to food, their emotions, and the body. Periodically, Joanna teaches small classes for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
Dr. Melpo Kavadella, MD, an outstanding psychiatrist and yoga teacher, periodically offers Yoga for Depression. Each quarter, she offers a specialty class in Yoga for Great Loss.
Please call (231)922-9642 with any questions or to set up an appointment.
We currently offer the following supportive modalities with these Therapists: