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Elements Yoga Therapy
RCA, RYT-200, IAYT
Civi is the founder of Elements Yoga Therapy and is a Certified Yoga Therapist (IAYT) through Functional Synergy, Inc. She completed the RCA-20 in the summer of 2018. Civi's unique life experiences give her a powerful vantage point to understand human strength and resilience.
In her own words:I know what it’s like to live with pain and wonder if it’ll ever get better. In 2012 I suffered a head, neck and jaw injury that made it difficult to complete even easy daily tasks.
Driving was hazardous. I had no concentration skills. My hearing in one ear was affected.Even eating a meal was tiring and painful—I couldn’t close my jaw to chew.
I wanted to help my healing process along so I turned to yoga, which is something I’d already used for 20-some years to manage the stress of a hectic IT career.
I completed eight months of yoga teacher training to improve concentration and manage headaches, vertigo, nausea and ear pain. Although it definitely helped, there seemed to be something missing.
I kept searching and educating myself with over 100 hours of additional teacher training to find that missing piece, when I discovered Yoga Therapy. It gave me the results and freedom I was searching for.
My attention span improved to the point where I felt comfortable driving again. I could get out and walk the dog without worrying about tripping and breaking something. Headaches and jaw tension became less and less frequent. Yoga classes became fun again because I wasn’t constantly nauseous or struggling with vertigo—even while doing downward dog!
My mind felt clearer. My body was more mobile. And I felt FREE to be out in the world doing what I love.
The same can be true for you. I created this business because Yoga Therapy is my calling, and I know it can work wonders when you slow down and invest some time and energy.
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