Jennifer Reis E-RYT 500 | Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT | Kripalu School of Yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy Faculty | LMT (MA) (Shiatsu, Ayurvedic Bodywork, Reiki, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage) | MEMBERSHIPS – International Association of Yoga Therapists, Yoga Alliance, Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association.
Private Sessions with Jennifer at her studio in Lenox, MA, or via Skype/Zoom or telephone. Sessions start at $75.
Private Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra
Consultation and Mentoring
True healing occurs when we bring all levels of a person’s being into balance. Move beyond illness and discomfort to live life to your fullest expression. Heal and rebalance your physical body, energy, mind and emotions. Transform and release stress, anxiety and tension. Gain increased connection with your true self to uncover wellness and joy at new levels. Yoga therapy focuses on health and wellness on all levels: physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Illnesses and injuries receive lasting healing and transformation. The healing journey is unique to each individual, therefore practices are tailored specifically for your needs to facilitate optimal health and wellness.
This compassionate and gentle approach is good for all levels and issues including:
What to expect from your session…
An in-depth intake begins your session followed by a combination of Integrative Yoga Therapy modalities that includes:
- Yoga postures, modifications and restorative yoga
- Therapeutic breath-work
- Self-massage and care techniques
- Dietary guidelines
- Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra
- Reflection and creative expression
Private Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra has the power to transform you at your core. All you do is lie down and listen. During this ancient tantric meditation, Jennifer will systematically guide you through each layer of being to relax and heal at every level – including the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is a step-by-step guided meditation that leads you deeply into your own being. You are asked only to become aware of body, breath, thoughts and feelings without needing to change or fix anything. There is nothing to do but ‘notice’ which is true meditation. Healing music and nature imagery are typically included in the journey.
20 minutes of yoga nidra is said to be equivalent to 3 hours of sleep! By inducing the ‘relaxation response’, the body’s healing state, Divine Sleep turns the healing switch on in the nervous system, allowing you the necessary time the body needs to heal, prevent illness, and also to fall and stay sleep! Divine Sleep helps to retrain your nervous system to relax on its own and it can be used to put you to sleep by listening in bed.
The main benefits of regularly practicing Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra are improved sleep, health, happiness, and integration of all the parts of oneself. Provides deep rest and liberation from stress; helps prevent illness, and to renew organs; increases health, happiness, and outlook; improves memory, concentration, creativity, intuition, and spontaneity; helps develop compassion, clarity, trust, and peace. It has been used to treat: insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and more
Receive instructions designed for your specific needs. Experience the benefits of having immediate feedback and your questions and needs met regarding yoga. No previous yoga experience is required. Depending on your needs, some of the options are:
- Refine your structural alignment
- Posture sequence designed for your needs
- Learn posture modifications
- Learn to breathe to your fullest potential
- Be guided into your deepest self with Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra guided relaxation
- Learn how to meditate
Mentoring for Teachers
Mentoring to meet your personal goals with your teaching practice. This can be the next helpful step to enhance your learning and growth as a teacher, and to develop your career.
• Get feedback on scripts and ideas.
• Learn how to modify yoga nidra for specific groups and individuals.
• Ask questions to expand your knowledge.
• Enhance your career learning about the business end of teaching.
• In person, skype or telephone sessions.
For everyone, as well as graduates of Jennifer’s teacher trainings. In-person, skype (or other live video platforms), or telephone sessions.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork. Like acupuncture, shiatsu is based on the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy through the body. Shiatsu therapists diagnose imbalance, then stretch, massage, and use hands to open energetic pathways to improve the flow of energy. Pressure is applied within comfort level of each client in a continuous rhythmic sequence. The treatment is done on the floor on a soft surface, without massage oil, so you remain fully clothed during the treatment. A scientific explanation is that shiatsu calms an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates stress.
Conditions Shiatsu can help with:
- Back pain
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Recovery from injuries
- Arthritis pain
- Poor digestion
(The yoga therapy components of my instruction are based on being a Certified Yoga Therapist IAYT, not derived from my status as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.)