Chronic Yoga

For what ails you

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Pain ~ whether it is emotional or physical can be overwhelming.  Maybe it feels like restlessness. Or numbness. Other times, like a train wreck. Yoga is a tool for learning to relate to pain skillfully. And other feelings and physical sensations too. But emotional and physical pain (or the fear of pain) often debilitates us.

Chronic health conditions, negative self talk, grief, trauma. Yoga can help transform our relationships with our bodies, and help us be healthier. If we want to have more muscle tone, be more flexible, stronger, less anxious, whatever it is. That is beauty! Chronic Yoga is about the practice of living with joy and pain gracefully. Feeling a bit less crazy and a whole lot more joyful.

Private or small group sessions 

In a private yoga sessions there are no rigid, pre-designed set of asanas.  We slow down. We establish a foundation. And chart a direction. Every session is a unique, made for you. You find the connection with your own physical sense and cultivate skills and space to keep your practice going. Practice includes breathing, resting and postures. Yes, rest! Mini-retreats (which are usually two hours) include an eating meditation.

Classes 

Please email me for a schedule of classes. Prices vary for classes. I teach at a variety of locations around Taos. Classes are also held at the Chronic Yoga Studio.

If you’d like to purchase yoga classes, please click here.


 Special Offerings

Yoga for Chronic Pain

This session is great for those who deal with chronic pain or chronic illness. We explore our relationship with pain within yoga asanas and breathing so that you may transform your pain experience, reduce stress, and move with ease.

In this session you will:

  • Build confidence by learning the fundamentals of movement and postures
  • Explore yoga in a question-friendly environment
  • Learn practices and yogic philosophy that you can use every day for self care and well-being
  • Get individualized support and guidance to meet your body’s needs

Essential Yoga for Beginners

This session is great for those who want a friendly explanation of yoga basics. We explore the teachings of yoga, and basic body alignment so that you will be able to reduce your stress, and move with ease.

In this session you will:

  • Build confidence by learning the fundamentals of movement and postures
  • Explore yoga in a question-friendly environment
  • Learn practices and yogic philosophy that you can use every day for self care and well-being
  • Get individualized support and guidance to meet your body’s needs

Email us for reservations and information. If you’d like to purchase yoga classes, please click here.

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About Chronic Yoga

Kelley has studied mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), meditation, pilates and yoga. She took her first yoga class in 1993, and has practiced a variety of yoga styles since then. She is a registered RYT-200 instructor, with additional practice and certifications in Restorative Yoga, Senior Yoga, MBSR, and Yoga for Creativity. Framework for her yoga classes is built on Anasara and Iyengar alignment principles and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with a flavoring of her own creative spirit.

She has lived with chronic migraines for the last 30 years. And symptoms of this chronic life including high and low blood pressure, anxiety, vertigo and fainting, brain fog, muscle stiffness, and more recently, osteoarthritis. Living with chronic illness is challenging, but a vibrant life is still an everyday choice.

Kelley has lived in Taos for 20 years, and still finds the sky, daily rainbows in July and each and every sunset a piece of beauty to stop and soak into her bones and heart. She is married to a beautiful and driven man, raised a son who skipped high school and adventured off to college at age 16, and she worked in development and marketing for 25 years, much of that in health care. Kelley is a woman who writes, photographs, cooks, and loves. A woman who believes in the beauty of the yogic path.

Contact Kelley for more information on how she might be able to practice yoga with you.

Yoga is a family thing: My mom, dad, me and my husband
Yoga is a family thing: My mom, dad, me and my husband.

 

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