Benefit with Somatics

SomaYoga is a therapeutic blend of Somatics Exercises and classic asana, or yoga postures. These movements can flow together well, supporting flexibility and strength building. As we learn to build better habits in our muscular structure by slowing down to pay attention, we can progress well toward our goals. In order to get maximum benefitContinue reading “Benefit with Somatics”

Into the Heart of Winter Satsang

5-Week Yamas and Niyamas Book Study Join us starting Sunday, January 8th for Into the Heart of Winter Satsang where we complement body or posture practice with focused mind study. We will read, reflect, and share as a small group on the first two limbs of Yoga, the Yamas + Niyamas. We also share Winter wellness tips fromContinue reading “Into the Heart of Winter Satsang”

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

Yoga originated about 5,000 years ago in the region that is now modern day India. Yoga comes from the root yuj, meaning to yoke or to unite. Thus, yoga refers to a state of “union” with the self, the world, and the divine. Yoga refers to both the state of “union” and the practices that helpContinue reading “The 8 Limbs of Yoga”

Ways to Be Well This Season 

The summer heat wears off, and the winds of Fall arrive often swiftly. The leaves that were just exuberant and bright are now brown and fallen. It can be a somber time for many, as this season bears lots of releasing and letting go energies. When an emotional or overwhelming moment hits, give space toContinue reading “Ways to Be Well This Season “

Why Practice Therapeutic Yoga?

People choose therapeutic sessions for a variety of reasons: Choose a class that is right for you! Current therapeutic offerings include online SomaYoga classes and in person Therapeutic Yoga series. Check my current teaching schedule. Alison (Ali) Zuba offers inclusive and accessible yoga practices. She is an Certified Yoga Therapist with 10+ years of practice,Continue reading “Why Practice Therapeutic Yoga?”

3-Year Yoga Therapy Program Wrap Up

It feels like a complete circle, with a twist, to finish the 1000 hour yoga therapy training program at Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute. Anna and I began the 500 hour level I training Oct 2019, and we completed that training online separated by physical distance, yet still gratefully and easefully connected online. A cohortContinue reading “3-Year Yoga Therapy Program Wrap Up”

Beginner’s Mind at SYTAR 2022

Reflections on the June 2022 Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR)By Alison (Ali) Zuba, MBA, RYT 500, Yoga Therapist in training It all starts with a story…  As a newbie yoga teacher, business graduate student and former IT analyst, I was happy to dive into a professionals conference that wasn’t your average university ‘cupContinue reading Beginner’s Mind at SYTAR 2022

3×3 Reasons To Try SomaYoga for Your Core to Pelvic Floor 

1. Relieve or prevent hip + pelvic pain by… +Coordinating muscle movement and gaining voluntary control helps to self-regulate +Learning to release unnecessary gripping tension+Knowing what muscle groups may be causing you more stress!  2. Increase mind-body resiliency! +Vital organs reside in the mid-low torso, yet its not usually attended to +Body pattern awareness can lead us toContinue reading “3×3 Reasons To Try SomaYoga for Your Core to Pelvic Floor “

Somatics & Therapeutic Yoga

Somatics helps free tight muscles that may be holding you back, depleting your energy, or causing you pain. Specific practices outlined by Thomas Hanna in his book, Somatics: Reawakening The Mind’s Control Of Movement, Flexibility, And Health, engage you in finding reflex patterns in the body, and reorient the body toward an ability to releaseContinue reading “Somatics & Therapeutic Yoga”

Essence of Yoga Therapy for Me

An expression as simple as spreading toes and wiggling them around with excitement + aliveness can be the embodiment of a transitional point in life. I remember the first time as an adult I realized I could stretch my toes wide apart – it was a year or so after starting yoga asana. I feltContinue reading “Essence of Yoga Therapy for Me”