Yoga for Therapy & NeuroSupportive Therapies in Bloomington Indiana - Indianapolis
Specializing in Therapy for Neurological Conditions & Neuromuscular Disorders
EquiLibrium Yoga Therapy supports health, healing and recovery in the Bloomington IN community and Indianapolis area.
Offering a personalized, whole-person approach to therapy for neurological conditions, chronic pain management, rehabilitation, cancer recovery, disability, through specialized yoga therapy and supportive therapy programs.
We are committed to authenticity and quality, providing in-depth, individualized therapies for women of all ages.
Our focus is on helping each person achieve not only physical wellbeing, but a better quality of life.
Yoga Therapy is focused on the individual, providing one-on-one therapy to heal or recover, and to support those with lifelong conditions or in need of long-term therapy. Gentle, therapeutic yoga is a means to create positive change not only in the physical body, but by improving overall quality of life and mental wellbeing. Yoga Therapy is offered in-residence in the Bloomington area for therapeutic rehabilitation and disability, managing chronic pain, cancer recovery, as well as NeuroSupportive Yoga Therapy™ for neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's, or conditions with neurological involvement such as Ehlers-Danlos and lupus.
We are a C-IAYT yoga therapist under the standards set by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, respecting the traditions of Hatha yoga while integrating them into customized yoga therapy programs. Yoga is wonderfully versatile and adaptable: Its effects —however subtle or gentle— may be readily appreciated whether able, less able, confined to a wheelchair, or in a hospital bed. We encourage and support our clients as individuals on a life continuum, providing yoga therapy which is safe, beneficial, and appropriate to their current and changing circumstances.
Therapeutic Thai Bodywork sessions consider the body as a whole rather than isolating an area for treatment. Each session draws upon the vast tradition of traditional Thai medicine and Thai therapies which includes passive range of motion, neuromuscular therapy, acupressure, myofascial release, structural alignment and gentle joint mobilization. In-depth therapy sessions and neurodynamics are particularly helpful to those with joint contracture, neuropathy, muscle atrophy, reduced range of motion, or are unable to move unassisted.
Thai Bodywork is a versatile form of therapy for those with neurological conditions, partial paralysis, recovering from a poorly healed injury, or persistent pain. Sessions may include visceral manipulation, address lymphedema or scar tissue, incorporate traditional Thai methods to ameliorate pain, or provide a form of passive movement.
Clients remain comfortably clothed, reducing concerns associated with changing or oils on the body. For ease and accessibility, bodywork sessions are provided in-residence in the Bloomington area. Steamed herbal compresses are used throughout sessions to increase circulation, ease pain, and reduce non-acute inflammation.
Restoration Yoga Therapy™ sessions provide gentle therapy for chronic pain and anxiety. Unresolved neurogenic pain, pain due to injury, or the stress and anxiety of having an unpredictable, life-altering condition may each contribute in a different way to losing one's sense of self— physically, mentally, and emotionally. Chronic pain is directly associated with high levels of anxiety and long-term stress, as well as lack of sleep, which in turn lead to chronic pain: breaking this cycle, even momentarily, can be restorative and help ease pain patterns. Each yoga therapy session is an opportunity to gently bring the body-mind closer to a state of Svastha: being oneself or in one's natural state, and healthy in body and mind.
NeuroSupportive Yoga Therapy™ is uniquely suited as a form of gentle, sustainable therapy for neurological conditions and movement disorders due to its potential for focusing less on a specific symptom or condition than on the overall person. Although the benefits of yoga may be experienced differently by each person, studies reflect yoga therapy’s effectiveness in managing pain, fatigue, depression, and in improving gait, balance, proprioception and overall quality of life for those with MS and other neurological conditions.
Second Nature Yoga Therapy™ is a simple equation for those who would like to move a little more and either find themselves unmotivated, or are hesitant due to chronic pain, injury, or fatigue, as well as those who wish to regain or retain a means of self-care and perhaps gradually shift toward a less sedentary lifestyle. Walking— because just about everyone can, to some degree. Yoga— because it offers a gentle, life-long means of self-care. Nature—because sunlight, trees, and natural beauty are good for the physical body and mind-body.
Comprehensive Therapy Programs are a long-term option for neurosupportive therapy, therapeutic rehabilitation, palliative care, cancer recovery or while in treatment, and chronic pain management. Rather than offering short-term therapy with little support or follow-up, we provide extended, personalized support over months or years, creating a client relationship that adapts and changes as their needs change.
Programs may include in-home yoga for therapy, movement therapy, bodywork for passive range of motion and pain management, nutritional guidance, mindful mentoring— improving overall quality of life and bringing awareness to daily activities, living, and perhaps even dying.
Extended, thoughtful support— delving into unhelpful lifestyle habits or patterns of thinking, providing a compassionate, open space for discussion: anxiety and stress, disordered eating, menopause, neurological conditions, cancer treatment and recovery. Mentoring sessions include yoga therapy and instruction which is appropriate for women, respecting their body, cycles, and life-stages.