Yoga and Reiki

Yoga and Reiki
Laura Levenhagen RN, WCMT,

Reiki Master Teacher CranioSacral Therapist


My background is in traditional health care. I graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1986 and worked in many areas of nursing; ER, clinic, hospital staff and charge nurse, home care and hospice. My work with hospice patients created an interest in a deeper spiritual realm - I learned from the dying what was really important about living. In 2000 I decided to pursue an avenue of health care that would empower individuals to get more in touch with their body and self-healing by becoming a massage therapist. In massage school I was exposed to the holistic practices of Reiki and CranioSacral therapy. It was then I discovered how to listen with my hands to the wisdom inside my clients bodies; blending with them and allowing this wisdom to guide me as I worked with them. In the last 12 years I've increased my listening skills through training as a medical intuitive, learning imagery and dialogue techniques, work with flower essences and crystals, completing seven levels of CranioSacral classes including Advanced CST, becoming a Reiki Master, receiving the Karuna Reiki attunement and becoming a Light Body graduate.

My purpose is to empower, nurture and support each client as they evolve and heal at their own pace. I enjoy teaching people how to listen to their body's inner wisdom for healing on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level so they can live life to its fullest.

YOGA

Joelle Ottoson, RYT200

Joelle is a 200 hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with the Yoga Alliance. Joelle provides a safe and nurturing Yoga Practice for every BODY. First exposed to yoga as child watching her grandmother practice yoga for chronic back issues. As an adult she started practicing yoga to find relief for neck and back issues. Yoga teacher training began with Feel Your Best in 2007 and culminated with the 200 hour IYT program at Haley Bird Studio. Joelle is a Certified EMDR psychotherapist and Certified Esogetic Colorpuncture Practitioner. As a Psychotherapist Joelle found Yoga to be a beautiful complimentary practice of healing the mind, body, spirit and soul.

Classes or Individual Sessions

Yoga practice combines: asana, pranayama, mudra, chakra’s, elements, chanting, yoga nidra and ancient texts for mind, body, spirit healing. New to Yoga? Try an individual session to get personalized yoga to meet your needs and learn safe body mechanics of the Asana’s. Class will begin with a centering moment, slowly warming up to an active practice. Cooling down will prepare one for rest or savasana. In rest the healing information can be absorbed into the cells. Learn Mudra’s or Yoga for the hands so you can take a piece of your practice with you into your week. Breath work-Pranayama is the focus of moving energy and allowing one to be mindful of the body.

Mind, Body, Spirit Yoga... Yoga improves flexibility and strength while reducing stress. Integrative Yoga Therapy applies the ancient healing art of Yoga to the modern day Yogi’s lifestyle. One third of the practice is connecting with the body, one third quieting the mind and one third connecting with spirit. Asana’s, Pranayama, Mudras, Mindfulness and Meditation allow the movement of energy and healing to take place within the mind, body and spirit. The Mind, Body, Spirit practice allows one to feel a sense of balance and ease on and off the mat.

What is right for you? Classes or individual sessions are available. Injuries are welcome as Yoga is for everyBODY- all sizes & shapes, flexibility not necessary! Individual sessions will specialize Yoga to fit your needs, whether you are a beginner or seasoned Yogi. • 60 minute class is $10 • 90 minute class is $15 • Individual sessions $60 • Individual session packages 3 for $150

Contact Joelle at: joelleottoson@sbcglobal.net or (262)646-8288