Yoga Therapy Associates

What We Offer

For Clinicians

For Clinicians

Take your private practice to the next level with yoga therapy.

Yoga therapy complements the work done in talk therapy. Somatic and breathwork practices empower the client to acquire skills for nervous system regulation and build the capacity for present-centered awareness.

Expand your practice and harness the benefits of an integrative approach to support mental health.

Take your private practice to the next level with yoga therapy.

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We Accept Referrals

We rely on referrals from trusted clinical partners to provide complementary mental health care using mind-body therapies.

We are currently accepting new telehealth clients. Send referrals to referrals@yogatherapyassociates.com.

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Become A Partner

Consider hiring a yoga therapist to grow your practice. We staff small group practices with yoga therapists trained at the forefront of integrative healthcare research for telehealth and in-house care. Yoga therapists accept HSA funds, OVS reimbursement, private pay rates, and work across state lines.

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Continuing Education & Consulting

We offer continuing education courses and integrative health trainings so that you and your staff can learn how to apply yoga therapy techniques in your private practice.

We also facilitate staff wellness retreats.

Is Your Client Feeling Stuck Or Struggling With Unexplained Health Issues?

Add yoga therapy to your treatment plan.

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Try Nervous System Regulation

Yoga therapists are experts in breathwork. Specially prescribed breathwork activates the body’s relaxation response. This leads to a decrease in the production of stress hormones, lowers the heart rate and blood pressure, and increases parasympathetic nervous system activity. Breathwork promotes relaxation, healing, and optimal functioning of the body and mind.

Refer your clients experiencing  panic attacks, anxiety disorders, and psychosomatic pain.

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Try Somatic Work for Trauma

Our yoga therapists have a trauma-informed approach and assist clients in healing trauma directly without the triggering need to recount their story. Instead, the focus is on disrupting patterns, facilitating new interoceptive experiences to promote changes in the brain, and establishing a sense of safety through grounding techniques.

Refer your clients experiencing childhood or chronic trauma, PTSD, acute trauma, and IPV. Contact us if you are experiencing vicarious trauma, burnout, or want to experience these practices for yourself.

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Try Meditation for Brain Change

We prioritize identifying the simplest, most accessible, and enjoyable meditation practice for our clients. Meditation helps rewire the brain’s circuitry through new brainwave states, altering brain activity and fostering novel patterns to promote expanded awareness and transformative shifts in perspective.

Refer your clients dealing with addiction, eating disorders, OCD, depression, grief, loss, or challenging life transitions.

Schedule a meeting to learn more about how yoga therapy can help your clients.

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Testimonials

Watch Usha’s story to learn how yoga therapy helped this former law enforcement agent manage anxiety and depression.

Plus, read how clinicians incorporate yoga therapy into their patients’ mental health treatment plans.

“[Yoga Therapy Associates] has been a wonderful resource for my patients. As their primary mental health provider, I have seen patients make tremendous gains when adding yoga therapy to their treatment.

Patients learn new ways to connect to their bodies, calm their minds and regulate their emotions. Christine teaches simple and effective techniques that her clients can use at home. She is easy to collaborate with and has a unique perspective that provides therapists with new insights into their patient’s struggles. I highly recommend working with [Yoga Therapy Associates.]”

Michelle M. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Owner, Licensed Psychologist
LifeCatalyst Therapy and Coaching

“Yoga Therapy Associates did a workshop on clinical applications of yoga therapy for trauma with our mental health clinicians. They did an exceptional job of explaining how yoga can be both used as a stand-alone treatment and incorporated into other therapy modalities while working with clients who have experienced trauma. They presented an excellent balance of theory and concrete practices that our clinicians could use in sessions and demonstrated skill and knowledge around both the psychological and physiological aspects of trauma through their teachings. I would highly recommend working with them.”

Jennifer Czincz, Ph.D.
Director
Yale SHARE

“Christine did a wonderful job presenting a ‘Yoga for Anxiety’ workshop to our team of mental health professionals.  Several of our therapists are also yoga instructors and the entire team was impressed with the quality of her material, and the professionalism she showed during the presentation.

I would strongly recommend Christine and her work to anyone looking to enhance therapeutic modalities beyond traditional talk therapy.”

Ryan McGetrick
Owner
Rise Therapy and Wellness, LLC

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How Yoga Therapy Helped A Man Suffering From Anxiety

N.R. was a man in his 20s suffering from anxiety associated with college transitions and the accompanying changes in routine. His symptoms were dominated by episodes of stomach discomfort, lack of appetite, and urinary retention that lasted for several days at a time.

He was referred for yoga therapy by his talk therapist. His previous attempts at managing symptoms included moderation in caffeine and alcohol, taking showers, and reading, but these were not enough at the time of yoga therapy intake. He was preparing to move upon graduation and didn’t want to experience another episode. He was looking for a different way to take charge of his own health.

His yoga therapy treatment plan for home practice included breathwork, gentle movement, and meditation.

After 3 months of practice, he hadn’t had an episode. He moved upon graduation without experiencing any adverse symptoms of anxiety. He felt empowered by his ability to self-manage his symptoms.

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N.R.’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.

Upcoming Presentations & Trainings

Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy for Anxiety
The Connecticut Women's Consortium

Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy for Breathwork
CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy for Trauma
CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

A Yoga Therapy Approach for Supporting Trauma Recovery
CT Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Schedule a meeting to request a presentation for your group.

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Past Presentations & Trainings

Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy for Breathwork
March 2024
CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Yoga Therapy and Trauma Recovery
January 2024
Women & Family Center

Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy for Trauma
October 2023
The Connecticut Women's Consortium

Yoga Therapy for Youth Sports Medicine
October 2023
Yale School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics

Yoga Therapy for Functional Seizures
July 2023
Yale School of Medicine Department of Neurology

Yoga Therapy Frameworks for Applied Pranayama
April 2023
Presented on Zoom for the full staff of clinicians at Yale Mental Health

Introduction to Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy for Trauma
January 2023
Presented in-person for clinicians at Yale Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education (SHARE), hosted by Anna Seidner Osman, LCSW, and Dr. Jennifer Czincz

Yoga for Anxiety for Clinicians
October 2022
Presented in-person at WellNet, a clinician networking group hosted at Rise Therapy and Wellness in Madison, CT

Recent Blog Posts

Paper cut brain and flowers on yellow background, evoking the complexity and beauty of neuroscience and meditation for mental health.

The Rise of Meditation in Mental Health: Leveraging Neuroscience in Clinical Practice

As meditation gains wider acceptance and clients increasingly seek out these services, mental health clinicians are rising to meet the challenge. Many clinicians currently integrate weekly mindfulness exercises into sessions with clients. However, a critical question arises: ‘Is one moment of mindfulness per week sufficient?’ 

Recent Blog Posts

The Rise of Meditation in Mental Health: Leveraging Neuroscience in Clinical Practice

As meditation gains wider acceptance and clients increasingly seek out these services, mental health clinicians are rising to meet the challenge. Many clinicians currently integrate weekly mindfulness exercises into sessions with clients. However, a critical question arises: ‘Is one moment of mindfulness per week sufficient?’ 

Breathwork: A Drug-Free Approach to Managing Panic Attacks

Panic disorder affects 1 to 3 percent of the population. The condition not only inflicts immense personal suffering, but also strains our healthcare system significantly. Breathwork offers a promising solution with its low cost, accessibility, and rapid effectiveness.

Memory Issues? Improve Your Working Memory with 3 Yoga Therapy Techniques Backed by Science

For individuals with working memory problems, daily life becomes a constant struggle to organize thoughts and carry out tasks efficiently. In this article, explore three yoga therapy techniques scientifically proven to enhance working memory.

The Rise of Yoga Therapy for PTSD: A Transformative Approach Surpassing Traditional Therapies

We report on a comprehensive study highlighting the efficacy of yoga for PTSD, and discuss how yoga therapists use these same techniques when working one-on-one with their clients.

Connecticut’s Victim Compensation Program: Integrating Fully Reimbursable Yoga Therapy for Trauma Recovery

Connecticut’s Victim Compensation Program (VCP) an exciting and innovative way to provide victims of crimes with full reimbursement for integrative therapies not typically covered by insurance, such as yoga therapy. What’s noteworthy for clinicians is that, unlike most insurance programs, VCP makes yoga therapy fully accessible by covering its costs.

The Science Supporting Yoga Therapy for Trauma Recovery

The transformative power of yoga therapy in trauma recovery rests on a growing body of research that underscores its multifaceted benefits for healing. Read on for a summary of research that supports the use of yoga therapy in trauma recovery.

A Professional’s Guide to Beating Burnout with Yoga Therapy

By Christine Saari, MA, E-RYT, C-IAYT The Pressing Concern of Professional Burnout The very...

The Transformative Power of Yoga Therapy for Patients with Health Anxiety

Discover the transformative power of yoga therapy for health anxiety management. This comprehensive guide unpacks how yoga therapy, using the five koshas, can enhance traditional treatment plans and provide mental health clinicians with an additional tool to support their clients. Explore yoga therapy’s potential, from understanding health anxiety to integration into comprehensive treatment plans.

How Yoga Therapy Can Help Your Patients Manage Anxiety

By Sara Merrick-Albano, E-RYT, C-IAYT As a medical professional, you probably see patients every...

How Can Yoga Therapy Help with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)?

By Sara Merrick-Albano, E-RYT, C-IAYT Autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s disease and...

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