Why It Matters
Yoga Therapy brings unique benefits to individuals who have lost their sense of well-being.
Yoga in its least effective form conforms the individual to the ideals yoga without considering the needs and desires of the individual.
Yoga in its most effective form is a personalized practice incorporating breath, movement, and meditation, that leaves the practitioner feeling relaxed and nourished.
Sonia Weirich is a E-RYT 500 yoga instructor, educator, and yoga therapist in training (graduating in 2020) with 16-years of teaching experience.
For 27 yrs Sonia has participated in renunciate programs with different Gurus and is currently studying with a non-dual transmission Guru. In addition to yoga certification she holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate.
These combined experiences provide the unique energy and perspective that Sonia brings to her classes and individual client sessions. Through the transformational art of applied yoga, Sonia helps students and clients deepen their awareness and broaden their perspective in body, emotion, mind, and spirit.
What People are Saying
“Beyond Physical Movement”
“Sonia creates an atmosphere of acceptance. Self acceptance and group acceptance. Sonia draws me beyond the physical movement into an enveloping sense of spiritual awareness that relaxes and nurtures the mind. I am in the moment at every moment and I feel beautiful.” – K.S.
“Best Meditation Ever”
“I just participated in the BEST MEDITATION ever delivered via Zoom directly into my home. I don’t think during any meditation of the past have I ever been able to feel this grounded, relaxed, yet fully awake. The wonderful thing is it doesn’t matter where you live you can join in!” SH
“How often in your daily life do you hear someone say, “Now ask yourself: Is there just one more thing you can do to make yourself a little more comfortable?” That’s a rare and remarkable request, isn’t it? It’s all about caring about YOU: your comfort, your well-being, your sense of peace. That’s a bit of everyday magic.” – BB
“In the past I had tried many times to meditate without success. When Sonia lead me through a guided meditation I didn’t think I could even do 5 minutes, but I did and one of our sessions consisted of a 45min guided meditation focused on healing. Wow what a powerful session that was.” – RVW
If you would like to be empowered to manage your health and well-being yoga therapy is for you. Yoga therapy works with the being as a whole. It is impactful because it simultaneously works on the body, emotions, mind, and spirit. All parts of the being are affected. This is important because underlying root causes of pain and suffering are often subtle and yet deep. Through customized practices the root causes may begin to show themselves to be processed and released. This is how yoga therapy is different from yoga. In yoga one studies the practices of yoga, but in yoga therapy the individual is the focus with self-care strategies implemented to bring about a greater degree of health and well-being.
The field of yoga therapy is not yet regulated. The most well-known designation is Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT). Yoga therapy is most commonly taught in the Viniyoga tradition. One can determine the qualifications of a yoga therapist based on their education. For example, to be a yoga teacher, it usually takes at least 200 hours of training and to be a yoga therapist, it takes at least 1000 hours. Visit International Association of Yoga Therapists to learn more.
Services offered in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish and ONLINe
Movement can be used to build strength, recover from injury, increase flexibility, maintain mobility, induce relaxation, ground awareness and more…
Our breath impacts mind, emotion and body. In shifting from unhealthy to healthy breathing we transform ourselves on all levels.
Meditation essential to counter daily stress. By giving yourself space to simply be, stress releases and deeper self-understanding grows.
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4 sessions (10% discount)
8 sessions (20% discount)
Live Online Yoga and Meditation Classes
These live online yoga classes are designed as a whole body practice incorporating yoga, breath and meditation.
Series & Upcoming Events
Yoga for Anxiety
Saturday, April 25th 10:00 – 11:30am
Online via Zoom
Feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed? You’re not alone. Most of us have dealt with stress and anxiety to some degree at one point in our lives. These days it seems more prevalent than ever and more of us are looking to find ways to manage the stresses of daily life.
Release Restore Renew Full Day Retreat
Saturday August 1st 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cedar Sanctuary in Sammamish
Investment $350 (Earlybird $325 by July 18th)
Step into sanctuary, where you will be nourished in love, moved with joy, and surrounded by beauty, as you release tensions, restore wonder, and renew your spirit.
You will be held in the arms of the magnificent trees of Cedar Sanctuary and supported by three wise women with a lot of heart. A patchwork of experiences will be carefully woven for you, including movement medicine (yoga, easy guided dance, MELT restorative rolling), breath work, meditation, reflective ritual, solo time, heartfelt journaling, and fun!
Include yoga at your private event.