Medical Therapeutic Yoga Workshops - Led by Autumn Bonner

The Pelvic Floor: Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM ($35 per participant)

We all have our blind spots, or areas of our body that we can become more aware of how to use. In this therapeutic yoga workshop we will work with a very common blindspot, the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is a set of muscles at the bottom of your pelvis which have a very important relationship to the strength and movement of your back and hips, support for your organs, AND allowing for full diaphragmatic breathing. In general yoga classes the pelvic floor is often cued in terms of activation, pelvic tilt, and breathing. However, every person’s body is unique in their needs -- there is no “one size fits all” cue! Each portion of the workshop will begin with anatomy discussion in plain terms, followed by yoga postures to help you tune into your pelvic floor.

Please come especially if you:

  • Are a human being at ANY level of practice in yoga (beginners welcome!),

  • Are working with pre or post-partum pregnancy,

  • Have had pelvic floor issues in the past and want to understand how to modify your yoga practice,

  • Have hip, knee, or back concerns and are interested in how the pelvic floor fits in the picture.

This workshop is limited to 10 participants in order to give each person one on one advice and attention. Sign up early to reserve your spot.

To sign up for a workshop, please visit our Square Online Store to purchase your spot. All workshops are prepay only and non-refundable (although you can transfer a workshop to a friend or family member if you’d like).

The Thoracic Spine: Saturday, September 28, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM ($35 per participant)

Most of us think of foam rollers and dowager humps (that big round some of us get in our backs as we age) when asked about the thoracic spine. In this therapeutic workshop we will discover the much wider array of movement that is possible in this important part of the body which balances stability, protection, and structure. In plain terms we will discuss the anatomy of the thoracic spine and rib cage, and feel in yoga postures how they affect our shoulders, necks, and breath. Because one instruction does not fit every person’s unique body, you can expect to walk away with advice that is catered to your specific needs.

Please come especially if you:

  • Would like to have better posture with less effort and strain

  • Have shoulder, back, or neck issues and would like to understand how the thoracic spine impacts this

  • Are at any level of yoga practice, beginners included

This workshop is limited to 10 participants in order to give each person one on one advice and attention. Sign up early to reserve your spot.

To sign up for a workshop, please visit our Square Online Store to purchase your spot. All workshops are prepay only and non-refundable (although you can transfer a workshop to a friend or family member if you’d like).

Medical Therapeutic Yoga Small Group Classes and Private Sessions - Led by Autumn Bonner

Treat yourself to a private or semi-private session catered to your needs. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a decade of yoga instruction experience, including her Professional Yoga Therapist - candidate certification, Autumn will help you practice yoga safely and therapeutically.  We have multiple options to choose from: 

Six week series sessions - $550, maximum of 4 participants.  
- Pelvic Floor Vitality
- Spinal Mobility and Stability
- Balance and Bravery
- Art and Science of Breathing
- Subtle Strength for Upper or Lower Extremities

Individual sessions - $100, maximum of 4 participants
- Let Autumn know your needs and she'll cater the class for you.  

All levels are welcome to schedule. Chairs, props, and walls will be used to make the class accessible for all.

More about our Yoga Services: 

Yoga is an ancient life system of health that promotes ‘union’ and connects body, mind, and breath as one unit, therefore enhancing and promoting an overall balanced lifestyle of health and well-being. When applied with the help of a skilled therapist, it is an ideal tool for resolving acute or chronic injury and states of imbalance. 

Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) is evidence-based practice of yoga in medicine, used exclusively by licensed health care professionals with the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute (PYTI). PYTI is the longest standing international model for clinical and public health education in yogic medicine for licensed medical providers and their assistants.   MTY provides a safe and effective approach, using a biopsychosocial model, that promotes self efficacy and self healing.

With Physical Therapy
Autumn can provide Medical Therapeutic Yoga techniques, when appropriate, as a component of your Physical Therapy evaluation and treatment.

On a Consultation Basis in the form of private and semi-private sessions as well as workshops. 
These services are an out-of-pocket, wellness consultation basis and not meant to diagnosis or treat injury. This may be a good fit for you if:

  • You are already seeing a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or chiropractor for your condition

  • You do not have an injury or condition requiring therapy but would like to improve your knowledge of your body’s needs during a yoga practice

See our YouTube page for additional Medical Therapeutic Yoga resources