Restore Balance with Yoga Therapy

Connect to Your Inherent Well-Being
with Breath, Yoga, & Meditation

Philosophy

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.

My Story

Sonia Weirich

I entered the world of yoga because physical movement has always made me feel good, but it is primarily the mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga that kept me practicing regularly. 

I have always been an avid athlete enjoying running, cycling, swimming, and team sports in my teens.  In my 20s I practiced martial arts and obtained a black belt in Shotokan Karate.  Then in my 30s I returned to yoga, which was introduced to me as a child by my mother. 

As I practiced yoga I noticed the profoundly calming effects it had on me.  I decided to deepen my practice and delved into the study of yoga.  I became a yoga teacher at the E-RYT 500 level and then a certified yoga therapist C-IAYT. 

Parallel to my study of yoga I have studied with different Gurus to deepen my spiritual practice which got sparked in my 20s.  I currently study with a Guru in the non-dual tradition and am a renunciate practitioner. 

Overall I bring 15+ years of yoga experience and 25+ years of spiritual practice to my classes and individual client sessions.  My life experiences and education offer my students and clients a unique energy and perspective.  Over the years I have seen people’s lives change for the better through the practice of yoga.    

Testimonials

What People are Saying

“Self Empowerment”

“I started doing private yoga sessions with Sonia because of the side effects I was experiencing from anxiety medication. With the support of Sonia and my psychiatrist I was able to come off the drug. While the drug helped me get through a difficult time in my life, my regular yoga practice now empowers me to manage my emotions naturally.” F.S.

 

“Better Than PT”

“The work I have been doing in private sessions with Sonia over the past 8 weeks, has been more effective for my shoulder than 1yr of PT.  It is impacting everything; my cycling and paddling have changed.  I can breathe better, I have more endurance, and I feel better.”  D.S.

“Better Than Cognitive Therapy”

“These yoga therapy sessions are more effective than the cognitive behavioral therapy I have been doing.”  M.H.

 

 

“Skilled Guide”

“In the past I had tried many times to meditate without success.  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

Yoga Therapy

Yoga is inherently therapeutic as it functions on all levels of one’s being – physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual.  This is why so many people are attracted to yoga and why so many health care professionals are now recommending yoga.  Numerous studies have been conducted on the benefits of yoga and now the therapeutic aspect of yoga is backed by scientific research.  This is why and how the field of yoga therapy has grown in the United States.  People are now looking to yoga not only for recreational purposes, but as a therapeutic tool for physical, mental, emotional, energetic and/or spiritual well-being.

Services

Private Instruction

Yoga Therapy

Services offered online and in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, and Sammamish, WA

Yoga

Movement can be used to build strength, recover from injury, increase flexibility, maintain mobility, induce relaxation, ground awareness and more…

Breath

Our breath impacts mind, emotion and body.  In shifting from unhealthy to healthy breathing we transform ourselves on all levels. 

Meditation

Meditation essential to counter daily stress.  By giving yourself space to simply be, stress releases and deeper self-understanding grows.  

Looking for a Deal?

4 sessions (10% discount)

8 sessions (20% discount)

In this time of COVID, Yoga Therapy sessions have been discounted to $60/hr online and $80/hr in person.

Please fill out and bring this intake form prior to your first private session.






Services

Yoga Classes

Morning Glow!
Online Via Discover Yoga

Tues & Thurs
6:30 – 7:30 a.m. PST
All levels
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Mindful Movement
Online via Discover Yoga 

Tues, Thurs, and Fri 
9:30-10:45 a.m. PST

ALL LEVELS
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Services

Breath & Meditation Classes

“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!” S.H.

Yoga Nidra

The constant mind chatter keeping you awake at night is no match for the healing experience of Yoga Nidra

Monthly 1st Friday
7:00-8:00 pm PST
Online Via Discover Yoga
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Pause & Breathe

In this time of COVID respiratory fitness has become more important than ever.  

Monthly 2nd Saturday
8:00-9:00 am PST
Online Via Discover Yoga
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Explore Meditation

Meditation has been proven an essential practice to counter the numerous stressors we face each day.

Monthly 3rd Saturday

8:00-9:00 am PST
Online Via Discover Yoga
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Workshops

Series & Upcoming Events

Therapeutic Yoga for Low Back Pain

4 Week Series
Fridays 3:30 – 5:00 pm PST
April 30th – May 21st
Online via Whole Life Yoga
Early bird $99 before 4/9 ($120 Regular Cost)
(10% off for repeat students)

This 4 week series offers a therapeutic form of yoga with a strong focus on individual adaptation.  You will learn yoga poses for back health, basic anatomy, breath work and how deep relaxation helps alleviate chronic low back pain and tension.  This series is taught progressively and intended for students of all levels and abilities.

“Thank you Sonia and Starr for this lower back clinic. I liked how you entered my home environment with the zoom meeting. It helped me bring my yoga practice into my personal space which I was struggling to do so far.  I feel stronger and capable of maintaining what we worked on together because it was based on a few poses I am able to remember and repeat to keep strengthening.” M.H.

This series is offered by Yoga Therapists Sonia Weirich C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 and Starr Sanborn C-IAYT, ELBP, RYT 500

Space is limited
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Therapeutic Essentials

Date: Fridays, April 9th – 30th
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm PST
Online via Discover Yoga
Cost: $115 (early bird $99)

Have you heard that yoga is good for you, but your current condition prevents you from attending a regular yoga class? This Therapeutic Yoga series may be just the thing for you. It is an ongoing 4 week series, led by two skilled yoga therapists*. This series will be focused on your specific needs, appropriate practices and proper adaptations to best support you in body, mind, emotion and breath.

 

Individuals with chronic pain or who are recovering from an injury or illness will find this series supportive in their healing process and pain management. This series will focus on deep stabilizing muscles, breath, self-awareness, relaxation and a supportive community. It will be led by Yoga Therapists Sonia Weirich C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 and Starr Sanborn C-IAYT, RYT 500.

Space is Limited
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Yoga for Anxiety

4 Week Series
Saturdays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm PST
May 1st – May 22nd
Online via Whole Life Yoga
Early Bird $99
before 4/1 ($120 regular cost)

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.

Yoga has been proven to be an effective tool for managing these feelings, providing calmness and clarity. Through the regular practice of yoga, conscious breathing, meditation and mindfulness, anxiety can be reduced and the nervous system re-balanced.

Join Yoga Therapist, Sonia Weirich C-IAYT E-RYT 500 for this 4 series workshop in which you will explore the tools of yoga to help manage anxiety on a physical, mental and emotional level.

“I started doing private yoga sessions with Sonia because of side effects I was experiencing from anxiety medication. With the support of Sonia and my psychiatrist I was able to come off the drug. While the drug helped me get through a difficult time in my life, my regular yoga practice now empowers me to manage my emotions naturally.” F.S. 

Register by clicking HERE

Yoga Teacher Training 200Hr

Sept 2021 – June 2022
Thursdays 5:30 – 8:00 pm PST
One Saturday a Month 9:00 am – 6:00pm PST
Online via Discover Yoga
Investment $3,500

This program explores the basic principles of Yoga, with emphasis on the unique principles of Viniyoga in asana, breath, meditation and sound. The intention of this program is in-depth yoga study and personal transformation through workshops, techniques instruction, anatomy and physiology, group practice, yogic philosophy, student labs, private sessions, personal practice and home study.

Instructors:

Sonia Weirich, Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
Sarah George, Studio Owner, E-RYT 200
Dr. Patti Shelton, MD, RYT 200  

Testimonials: 

“I wanted to learn more about yoga, what exactly was that about it that makes us feel better, at peace and centered.”

“I appreciated it all, but particularly enjoyed the bonding with the other teachers in training, and instructors. When it was completed I felt like I had undergone another level of transformation too!”

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Private Events

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Rates vary.