About Your Yoga Therapist:
Rebecca Trussell, E-RYT 500, YACEP, MS Yoga Therapy
I have been naturally drawn to a “yoga” practice all my life, although I’d never heard of moving meditation. As a young adult, I used my morning runs to quiet my mind, to practice being present, and to pray. I was diagnosed with scoliosis in my 20s and discontinued running as it began to cause pain in my low back and hip. I turned to a yoga practice as a way to reconnect with the quietness and peace I found while running. My yoga practice began simply—with incorporating sun salutations into my morning routine. After practicing on my own and noting the physical benefits, I wanted to learn more. In 2009 I completed my first 200-hour yoga teacher training. This was followed by a pre-natal yoga teaching certification, a 300-hour teacher certification, a 100-hour Body of Light immersion, and a second 200-hour training to be a certified Yogahour instructor. I am also a graduate of the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation where I studied contemplative practices and spirituality. I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy at Maryland University of Integrative Health.
With yoga therapy, my goal is to make the therapeutic practices of yoga available and accessible to people at all levels—whether you’ve never stepped foot in a yoga class or already have an advanced practice. By offering an individualized, client-driven approach, I provide a space that empowers you to find a greater understanding of health and well-being that meets you where you are in the present moment.
My role as your yoga therapist is to complement medical and psychological treatments by helping you harness your body’s innate healing abilities by teaching you holistic approaches that integrates bodily systems, cognitive and neurological functions, and spiritual well-being. If I see a situation or condition that I think may be helped by other providers or specialists, I will make recommendations or referrals to help support your wellness goals.
What IS Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy draws on yoga teachings and practices to provide an integrative approach toward wellness. Using yoga techniques such as meditation, breath-work, postural analysis and movement, a yoga therapist develops and implements a plan of care based on your individual goals and needs.
What To Expect At A Yoga Therapy Session
At your first session, we’ll discuss your medical history, current diagnoses or concerns, and clarify your goals for yoga therapy. Using this information, I’ll determine yoga poses, musculoskeletal assessments, breath inquiries, meditation, and mindfulness practices that will address your unique experience. I’ll also create a plan of care that includes a take-home practice. Since yoga therapy is only effective if practiced consistently, I will make sure the practice we develop is sustainable and realistic for your daily life and schedule.
I recommend at least three sessions to explore a plan of care. We’ll then evaluate and adjustment your plan of care as necessary or offer referrals to support you.
To discuss rates–we offer a sliding scale pricing based on your individual needs. To get a quote, contact us