Integrative Health Care Practice with Offices in New Haven, Guilford, and Trumbull
Now Accepting Referrals from Gastroenterologists for
In-Person and Telehealth Sessions Available
Conditions We Work With
Yoga therapy supports symptom management for gastrointestinal conditions, such as the following:
Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome
…and others. Yoga therapy is most effective for chronic gastrointestinal conditions.
How Can Yoga Therapy Help My Gastroenterology Patients?
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 gastrointestinal 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 IBS
M.W. was a woman in her 40s suffering from IBS-C, with symptoms dominated by constipation, stomach pain, and bloating.
She was referred for yoga therapy by her gastroenterologist after trying multiple treatments and different diets without significant improvement. She felt obsessed with food and was discouraged. She expressed a desire to manage her stress but did not know how.
Her yoga therapy treatment plan for home practice included meditation, gentle movement, and breathwork.
After 8 weeks of practice, M.W.’s stomach pain occurrence reduced from 5 days per week to 2 days per week. She reported reduced stress and was better able to stay focused at work during stressful days.
M.W.’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.