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Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy: A Mind-Body Healing Practice

Do you find yourself seeking a fulfilling life, and a greater sense of connection to your body, mind, and spirit? Often looking outside of ourselves for happiness can bring us in circles because what we seek is already within. It wasn’t until I discovered Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT)  that I began to understand the truth and inner wisdom within me.

PRYT combines eastern and western yoga and psychology, creating a deep experience from the inside out. It is a mind-body healing practice combining yoga with contemporary client-centered psychological theory. At this point you may be asking yourself what exactly does that mean? Basically, it’s a yoga therapy session that combines meditation, breath work, yoga postures, and client directed dialogue to get to the root of your inner wisdom and to open up to the truth that is already within you.

Unlike a vinyasa class, a yoga therapy session is one-on-one so you’re not coming to learn postures or philosophy. A PRYT session deepens your understanding of the self and sheds light on the dark. PRYT taught me how to find my inner truth and follow the guidance from within. I no longer need to look outside of myself, because what I seek is already within me. The PRYT sessions give an opportunity to stop and truly listen to ourselves, and our intuition. It teaches us to be mindful, fully present, and awake to the life we currently live.

Life is about taking chances, doing new things and not just staying comfortable and safe. Through observation of our edges we are able to explore our self-imposed limitations. We learn to witness our habitual thought patterns (samskaras) and then choose to make changes or stay as we are without progression. In yoga as well as yoga therapy we ultimately will get out of it what we put into it. If we stay comfortable and away from our edge we will never develop and grow, and if we push aggressively past our edge we injure ourselves. It is being in a place with the discomfort and not struggling against it, but being with the experience in each and every moment.

Receiving a PRYT session is a time to abandon all expectations and open up to new experiences. There is no yoga experience required and you will find many benefits such as enhanced mental clarity, self-empowerment, self-esteem, and deeper connection with one’s inner self. Each session is unique and the best way to understand it to try it out your self!

Shanti,

Liza

Nov19

Good Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve come back from another wonderful retreat at Good Commons, a place where you feel nothing but love, peace, warm, and joy for the entire time you are there. We enjoyed a full weekend of yoga, knitting, amazing meals, tasty wines, adorable cows, fantastic massages, and delightful company. Take a peak at some of the highlights from the weekend in the Yoga + Yarn album by clicking here.

Did you miss out on the fun this year? Well do not fear we will be heading back to Good Commons Nov 8-11, 2012!

Need a Yoga + Yarn fix before then? Join us Dec 4th 1:30-3:30pm for a yoga and knitting workshop. We will have a one hour vinyasa class that focuses on opening up the hips, shoulders, and strengthening the wrists for those over worked knitting hands. The hour class will be followed by knitting, snacks, and time with friends. Email info@lizalaird.com for details.

Shanti,

Liza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov10

What is right

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In our day-to-day lives we can get caught up in the negative or what it is that we would like to change in our life. Take some time to step away from that pattern and write the top 25 things that are right in your life at this moment. On a sheet of paper write down 1-25. Give yourself 20 minutes and be kind if you struggle with it. If it the first time doing this kind of thing it might be a slow start.
Once you’ve written the list review what you’ve written and notice any surprises or things that make you smile.
Next time you feel like you are in a negative rut try this out again. It can change daily so it is interesting to do it a few times and see the ebb and flow in your life from the perspective of what is right.
Shanti
Liza

Sep28

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Yoga + Yarn Retreat at Good Commons

Join Liza November 3-6, 2011for the 2nd annual Yoga + Yarn Retreat at Good Commons!

Unwind during a relaxing weekend in Vermont. Explore yoga, knitting, massage, delicious foods, and more. Play, de-stress, and cultivate the meditative nature of yoga and knitting.

Good Commons is a magical and relaxing place, which makes it a wonderful retreat location to learn to knit or refresh your skills with expert knitter Nancy Laird and yoga instructor Liza Laird.

Liza & Nancy are a dynamic duo that will take you through how to practice yoga + knit!

No previous experience required! All levels welcome.

Email retreats@lizalaird.com today to register!

Sep27