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Spanda yoga movement therapy

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Is Yoga Therapy For You?  

        Do you need help with or relief from some symptoms or health condition that is troubling you?  Could you benefit from better sleep, more energy, a reduction in stress or improved body awareness? Then individual yoga therapy sessions may be for you.  Sessions are geared to each person's unique needs. Yoga therapists empower clients to tap into their own innate healing capabilities.  

Interested in Finding Out More or Becoming a Client?

        If you think yoga therapy sounds like something that could benefit you, or if you just want to find out more about the program continue reading below.  If you have any further questions please contact Jen Akob by filling out the contact information below or giving her a call at 570-242-2877.

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What is Spanda Yoga Movement Therapy?

        Spanda Yoga Movement Therapy is dedicated to the promotion of personal growth, well-being, and the prevention of chronic illness and injury whenever possible.  The yogic model of health is unique because it addresses every aspect of life rather than considering each body part or system separately.   Yoga Movement Therapy utilizes the time-tested yogic techniques, principles and practices  - postures/exercises, breath-work, mediation techniques, and more - to support and facilitate natural mechanisms of healing, improved functionality, and increased self-awareness. 

What Conditions Can Yoga Therapy Help?

Yoga therapy is a safe way of working with the natural capacity of your body and mind to optimize well-being.  It can help with the following conditions:

          * Pain from various sources                    * Major illnesses

          * Neurologic issues                                  * Healthy aging

          * Mental health                                         * Death and dying

Yoga therapy can also support people who are dealing with stress, and those who simply want to increase their overall well-being. 

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How Does Yoga Therapy Work?

         Although yoga has been practiced in some form for millennia, we are just beginning to understand these mechanisms from a Western scientific perspective.  A tool applied in one area (say, a breathing practice) can profoundly affect a completely different area of the body or the mind.  Researchers think this works partly because of yoga's ability to regulate the nervous system and possibly to affect the way the brain processes information. 

Meet Your Yoga Therapist

        Jen Akob is a C-IAYT (Certified Yoga Therapist) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.  She has been teaching yoga since 2014. She has over 1000 hours of training and over 1000 hours of teaching classes and private yoga sessions.  She opened Peaceful Yoga studio in Brodheadsville, PA in 2018.  She is also a Master's Level Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of clinical experience.  She received her M.Ed. from Florida Atlantic University in 2001.  She received her 500 hour training from The Yoga Loft in Bethlehem in 2017.  In 2020 she received her yoga therapy certification from Spanda Yoga Movement Therapy.  And in 2024 she received her Yoga4Cancer certification.


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