Integrative Health Care Practice with Offices in New Haven, Guilford, and Trumbull
Now Accepting Referrals from Autoimmune Specialists
for Yoga Therapy
In-Person and Telehealth Sessions Available
We Accept Referrals from Endocrinologists, Immunologists, and Rheumatologists
Conditions We Work With
Yoga therapy supports symptom management for autoimmune conditions, such as the following:
ME/CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
Type I Diabetes
…and others. Yoga therapy is most effective for addressing chronic autoimmune symptoms.
How Can Yoga Therapy Help My
Yoga therapy uses mind-body based practices such as movement, breathwork, and meditation to help people manage their symptoms. Practices are tailored to each client and targeted to their condition.
The yoga therapist works with your patient to develop a treatment plan based on metrics. Practices are evaluated throughout the treatment plan to determine efficacy.
Our autoimmune clients report reduced stress, reduced symptoms, greater awareness of how their lifestyle affects their condition, and better coping mechanisms for living with chronic conditions.
How Yoga Therapy Helped A Woman Suffering From Autoimmune Symptoms
N.T. was a woman in her 40s who was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome after contracting Epstein-Barr virus. Her symptoms included episodes of exercise intolerance, where she was bedridden for 3 to 4 days after excercising.
She felt a loss of trust in her body’s ability to perform daily activities. She also had lost a connection to her spirituality and faith, and she experienced anxiety about future potential loss of health.
Her yoga therapy treatment plan for home practice was progressive, beginning with daily meditation and breathing exercises. After 3 months of practice, N.T felt fatigue during exercise, but was no longer bed-ridden afterwards. Her daily walks did not cause episodes of fatigue.
At this point, her yoga therapist added chanting and gentle movement to her treatment plan. Four months after starting yoga therapy, N.T. felt reduced anxiety about the state of her future health. She also had more awareness of her exertion levels as they relate to fatigue.
N.T.’s experience is not atypical.
Our clients often come to us when they exhaust other treatment options. Yoga therapy offers mind-body practices that can be transformative for symptom management.
Our Clients Get More Results From Yoga Therapy Than Group Yoga Classes
4 Locations in Connecticut for In-Person Sessions
Telehealth Sessions Available
Meet The Clinicians
Christine Saari, MA, E-RYT 200, C-BDYT is a yoga therapist working with a diverse roster of pediatric and adult clients. Christine is grateful to be part of this emerging field providing complementary health options that empower people to take a leading role in their own healing process.
Sara Merrick-Albano, E-RYT 500, C-BDYT is a yoga therapist, passionate about using yoga to help people restore balance to their lives. She provides individual guidance and a customized yoga practice using the tools yoga offers in ways that align with her clients’ goals.