"Yoga has the potential to heal. Cuing and alignment is based on what is optimal for the individual instead of the broad spectrum of different bodies. Your body is unique, and the poses that work for your body are uniquely special. HEALing Yoga will help you find what works for your specific needs."
HEALing Yoga is a slow flow vinyasa; a mindful class with an emphasis on alignment and self- awareness. Using the principles of Fluid Yoga, students will be guided with language to allow themselves to heal. HEALing yoga allows one to be aware and hear what their body is signaling, be able to interpret these signals mindfully, be willing to change and approach oneself with loving-kindness. HEALing yoga is an accessible practice for beginners, or students working with an injury.
In a private yoga session, cues and discussion of engagement and alignment can help clarify the seemingly complicated yoga poses. As you begin to feel where your body is in space, you become more familiar with your body and able to communicate better with your body. Pain is a communication that your body is requesting a change is someway; that change could be a shift of how you're holding a certain pose, a shift into a more effective breathing pattern, or even a shift of your mindset. As you learn to move with mindfulness, it can open the potential for healing, prevent injury and move towards wellness. Private yoga sessions are not only for those who are injured. A healthy yoga practice should be able to be sustained well into the later years of aging. Less than optimal movements patterns and alignment with poses may feel non-harming and pain-free for years or even decades; however, we have the potential to have a beautiful physical practice into our golden years. It is how we practice now that will determine our sustainability and longevity. Individualized teaching with the principles of both yoga and physical therapy can keep the body healthy and assist you with longevity.
Alicia teaches weekly, Group Yoga classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:00 PM at Stil Studio (227 Legacy Place, Dedham). Mondays and Wednesdays Alicia teaches HEALing Yoga, a slow vinyasa flow with basic, non-advanced poses. Accessible to the beginner, or those looking to slow things down while healing from an injury. Fridays, Alicia teaches Fluid Yoga.
Drop-ins are welcome!
This 20 minute HEALing Yoga flow with Alicia was designed to be accessible to the beginner or someone dealing with an injury. The poses are basic and there is a strong focus on the breathing and meditative aspect of the practice. If done regularly, yoga allows for the ability to heal and transform.
"I'm focused on optimizing others’ potential for happiness through the practice of yoga."
With over 10 years of experience in sports and orthopedics after training 6 years at Northeastern University’s Masters program for physical therapy she has been able to help patients heal from injury and inspire them to change their lifestyle to prevent future injury. Always treating with a heavy focus on posture, movement patterns and body mechanics, Alicia has been a perpetual student of learning traditional researched-based practices in medicine, newly developed techniques and alternative medicine that have been shown to help people live their lives pain-free. Alicia began teaching yoga only after she found an extremely therapeutic effect from her own personal practice of yoga. After training with Kevan Gale in Fluid Yoga she gained the tools and the experience to begin applying yoga poses, breathing techniques and guided meditation to her patients in need. She is focused on the overall well-being of her patients and students. When she is not working with patients in the clinic, or teaching group classes, she is teaching the anatomy portion of various teacher trainings and holding workshops for yoga teachers and students for injury prevention.