What is yoga for renewal?
Yoga for Renewal was created by Elisabeth Holmes, a yoga teacher and an IAYT-certified yoga therapist in Atlanta, GA. When you begin practicing Yoga for Renewal, Elisabeth will guide you through a form of yoga therapy that will help improve or restore well being.
Yoga for Renewal is a one-of-a-kind type of therapeutic yoga that works on three different levels: the physical level with the practice of the unique style of yoga Elisabeth Holmes learned from her teacher, Aline Frati, the social level with the experience of being part of a group, and the emotional level with the expression of your own soul and humanness through language.
Elisabeth designs and teaches classes, workshops and retreats with input from a licensed psychologist.
Yoga is an ancient practice that involves all aspects of life. The physical practice involves movement and breath awareness, which is used to unite the body, the spirit and the mind.
Yoga therapy is a new discipline created as a collaborative effort between American MD’s and therapists and introduced as a professional field in the Western U.S., with the creation of the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT) in 1989. An independent non-profit, the IAYT works in an effort to improve the profession's standards as well as its methods of practice, training and teaching.
Described as an integrated medicine, therapeutic yoga uses yoga techniques -poses, yogic breath, meditation- to positively influence the person as a whole, energetically, physically and emotionally. It greatly complements traditional Western medicine.
The most beautiful thing about yoga therapy, and yoga in general, is that they are for everybody-–those who are young, people in their 90's or those who are in wheelchairs.
Elisabeth is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance, and an IAYT-Certified (C-IAYT) Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. The yoga therapy components of her teaching are based on her IAYT certification, not derived from her status as an RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance Registry.