Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Last month, we celebrated our 6th Aniversary of the Yoga Way Therapy Center and Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris! Our center's parents came from all over for a night of fun, food, refreshments, and conversations with other moms and dads. We wanted to take this time to thank ALL of you for your support, loyalty and dedication to our practice. Our growing team of 14 licensed therapists and teachers and staff are truly grateful for the opportunity to service your family's needs and we look forward to continuing to provide quality of services, Yoga Classes, Massage Therapy and Private Therapeutic Sessions for all ages!

Enjoy some of the photos from our celebratory event!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

We are so happy to be continuing Prenatal Yoga Classes on Tuesdaymornings at The Yoga Way! Please wear comfy clothes and bring a water bottle. Our studio will provide you with everything else you may need. We look forward to seeing you!
 Prenatal Yoga Class 
Jennifer Roosa Watt
Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor

Start Date:  January 23rd, 2015
10:30am - 11:45am 
6 Week Cycle 
Cost:  $110
at The Yoga Way Therapy Center, 18 Elm Street, Morristown, NJ

Pre-registration is required. 
Please call our studio at 973-998-8700 or respond to this e-mail to ensure your spot. 

Yana & The Yoga Way Holistic Center Staff

Friday, January 16, 2015

Save the Date: PARENT NIGHT OUT!
no kids allowed :)

Thursday, February 26th, 7 - 9pm
The Yoga Way Center
16-18 Elm Street, Morristown NJ 07960
Stay Tuned for More details
 Our Yoga Teacher's response to a mom on sharing how her son is doing:
"T. is a treasure to have in our class. And I have seen his body and face open and become more receptive to the poses and the boys in the class. He is experimenting more with the details of poses in a positive way.

Some of the comparing and insecurities come with the package of adolescence and the philosophy of knowing the universe provides and it's safe to sit in comfort of contentment without having to fix something is a discipline we all could use. We infuse the language of self-acceptance in a age appropriate way in our yoga class.

Know that T. is doing great and feel free to share any ideas and concerns with me at any time so I can tailor class to specific needs that really are good for everyone."

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More Parent Education Series!

We are so excited to be continuing our Parent Education Series further into the fall. Here is what's coming up at The Yoga Way Therapy Center. We hope to see you there!

This November, we are happy to continue our Parent Education series with two more presentations by our Speech and Art Therapists! Our Art Therapist, Arleen Levine, will be presenting on how to Help Your Child Develop with Art, on November 18th. She will share how to teach you to bring your own inner images of beuaty into your life, as well as how to use art and relaxation techniques for both yourself and your child.

Closing out our Parent Education Series, we are pleased to have one of our Occupational Therapists, Nicole Lepore, share her insights on Basic Therapeutic Massage, on December 2nd. Nicole will be running an interactive workshop highlighting basic techniques frequently used with children at our Center and tips for meaningful implementation at home. She is excited to explore the profound power of touch and its use in helping to promote bonding with your child. This final workshop will share some aspects of sensory integration and its relationship to touch.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

How Yoga Works On Your Brain

The physical effects of yoga practice are widely known. Its holistic approach helps develop physical strength, increase flexibility and balance, and induce a meditative state to help calm the mind.
Most recently, yoga has been demonstrated in various randomized studies to improve mood, increase vitality, reduce stress and anxiety, as well as advance mindfulness by increasing gamma-amino butyric (GABA) levels in the brain — an inhibitory neurotransmitter or chemical messenger with calming properties. Researchers found that yoga practitioners show a significant increase in GABA levels after each session. GABA levels are responsible for regulating excitability in the central nervous system, with lower levels linked to anxiety and depression and higher levels linked to an improved quality of life.
Your central nervous system is responsible for integrating, processing, and responding to all the information you receive through data collected from everything you see, hear, taste, smell, and touch. For many people the rush of daily life over-stimulates the brain making them feel anxious, frazzled, or unable to relax and concentrate, resulting in agitated, angry, or frustrated responses to daily life challenges. Here is where GABA can help. This inhibitory neurotransmitter can help control a restless, overly excited brain and allow you to breath and relax in order to act accordingly without adding more stress to your life.
The sense of wellbeing induced by the mind-body practice of yoga can help you achieve balance and peacefulness as well as enjoy many other physical benefits. But the only way to know what it can do for you is to try it.
This information provides health content designed to complement and enhance your personal health management. It does not provide medical advice or other health services. It is not meant to replace professional advice or imply coverage of specific clinical services or products. The information featured in this newsletter is general in nature and is not a substitute for professional health care. If you have specific health care needs, consult an appropriate health care professional. Please check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program.