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 teaching 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.

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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
Hybrid (online or in person)
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

Yoga Therapy for Neck and Shoulders

4 Week Series
Saturdays 10:30 – 12:00 pm PST
Sept 18th – Oct 9th
Online via Discover Yoga
Early bird $99 ($120 Regular Cost)
(10% off for repeat students)

The neck, shoulders and jaw are areas where many of us accumulate and hold chronic tension in the body. This can happen for many reasons, whether from too many zoom meetings and eye strain,  injury, repetitive movement, shallow breathing  or stress.   This workshop will offer you tools to bring relief and support to the neck, shoulders and jaw, and techniques to manage chronically held tension in your daily life.

This series offers carefully sequenced practices and adaptations for a variety of conditions, and education to better understand the anatomy and relationship of the neck, shoulders, and jaw.   You will learn how to release chronically held tension, techniques to strengthen muscles to stabilize the neck  and shoulder girdle, the importance of good posture,  and  functional diaphragmatic breathing for core strength and stress management.

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

“Sonia and Starr are great individual teachers but as a team they are outstanding” E.V.

Space is limited
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Therapeutic Essentials

Date: Fridays (Starting Sept 17th)
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm PST
Online via Discover Yoga
Cost: $35

Have you heard that yoga is good for you, but your current condition prevents you from attending a regular yoga class? This class may be just the thing for you.  This class 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, auto-immune conditions, limited mobility or who are recovering from an injury or illness will find this class supportive in their healing process and pain management. This class 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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