Pat Fitzsimmons

Yoga Therapist Pat Fitzsimmons RN RYT offers Yoga Therapy at our studio and also offers FREE YOGA for Cancer Patients, students with pain or physical challenges, limitations, and caregivers at Sentara Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, VA, just located a mile around the corner from the studio. This link is sharing the Virginia Beach area, however the […]

Alice Sevivas

Alice Sevivas LMT, ERYT has been in the wellness field for 19 years. Alice is licensed with the Virginia Board of Nursing as a Massage Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance offering the art of massage therapy, yoga, creative movement and meditation while working in private practice, medical, fitness and spa industry. She […]

Mind Body Yoga Retreat

Come explore the deep well of wholeness inside yourself in the context of yoga and sitting meditation. Reserve your spot now, space is limited! Enjoy this retreat away from the city with experienced yoga instructor Santosh Maknikar and integrative wellness guide Anna Decker. Each day is filled with practice to help you discover balance in your mind and […]

Research paper on Trauma-Sesitive Yoga Practice

Angela Jones, Southern New Hampshire University; Research Paper The full recognition of the impact of trauma on human functioning grew in the U.S. from studies of Holocaust survivors, Vietnam veterans, battered women, abused children, disaster survivors, refugees, sexual assault and other crime victims. More effective treatment interventions are needed. A growing body of research-based evidence […]

The yoga group had significant higher scores in high spirits and extravertedness

Hatha-Yoga has become increasingly popular in western countries as a method for coping with stress. However, little is known about the physiological and psychological effects of yoga practice. We measured heart rate, blood pressure, the hormones cortisol, prolactin and growth hormone and certain psychological parameters in a yoga practicing group and a control group of […]

A yoga intervention for young adults with elevated symptoms of depression

A yoga intervention for young adults with elevated symptoms of depression.  CONTEXT: Yoga teachers and students often report that yoga has an uplifting effect on their moods, but scientific research on yoga and depression is limited. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of a short-term Iyengar yoga course on mood in mildly depressed young adults. DESIGN: […]

Mental health benefits of yoga in a secondary school

Mental health benefits of yoga in a secondary school, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA The goal of this study was to evaluate potential mental health benefits of yoga for adolescents in secondary school. Students were randomly assigned to either regular physical education classes or to 11 weeks of yoga sessions based upon […]

Practice For Vision

Join for better world and Yoga For People for a day of donation based yoga classes in Liberty Park September 28th 9.30 am – 2.00 pm Classes will begin every hour starting with laughter yoga at 9.30 All proceeds will go to provide eye care to those in need around the world and yoga for […]