Personalized practices using holistic yogic tools for healing and personal transformation
How does Individual Yoga Therapy Work?
A collaborative, gradual process based in a trusting relationship between
student and caregiver
Getting started with Individual Yoga Therapy is easy! We can talk by phone to explore whether what I offer fits your needs. If so, we can then schedule an initial session to get to know one another better. At this first session I will evaluate your current movement, breathing patterns and other dimensions of your current state. We will work collaboratively to identify short and long range goals, so that you will come away with a short, simple practice you can start doing immediately on your own at home. At our next session, typically held within a week of this initial meeting, I will teach you a more fully developed practice tailored to your goals and needs. Then, ideally, I will see you again within 2-3 weeks to review and refine your initial practice, as needed. This helps ensure your practice is appropriate and that you are comfortable and confident practicing on your own. Future sessions to progress your practice over time can be scheduled at your discretion. The first evaluation session can take up to two hours and follow-up sessions are usually between 60-90 min.
I also offer healing intensives which are two to three day immersions providing an opportunity to dive deeply into your healing journey. These are held at my beautiful desert retreat centers in Tucson, AZ, Boulder, CO, or at a location near you.
Please contact me for more information and rates.
About Melaney Seacat
I am a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT) and a 500 hour level registered yoga teacher (500-RYT) through Yoga Alliance. I also hold a BA in Environmental Science and Biology, and an MA in Geography. I've been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching yoga for 7 years.
In 2018 I completed a supplemental 300 hour "Yoga for Mental Health" training with the IAYT accredited Optimal State of Living (OSOL) program founded by IAYT Director Amy Wheeler, Phd. I am currently an affiliate teacher with OSOL.
I am also an Intermediate Level III trainee in Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing (SE) Technique for healing trauma. I specialize in integrating SE informed trauma therapy techniques with yoga techniques when working with students recovering from anxiety/depression, chronic stress, trauma and addiction.
I work in private practice and in health care institutions. In addition to working with people dealing with mental health issues, I help people who are addressing structural problems, recovery from surgery, injury or cancer, and symptoms related to chronic disease. I volunteer in low income schools and non-profit organizations teaching techniques to manage stress and heal from trauma.
My background in Buddhist, yogic and Sufi forms of meditation, coupled with my prior career as a professional facilitator of community-based water and environmental planning efforts, inform my emphasis on collaboration, self-compassion and self empowerment in support of your journey toward sustainable health.
I am grateful for the inspiration, training and guidance I have received from dedicated senior teachers in the individualized yoga tradition of the late TKV Desikachar, revered yoga teacher and author, and son of the legendary yoga master T. Krishnamacharya.
I work remotely and in person out of Tucson, AZ and Boulder, CO.
For a free phone consultation or to schedule a session: