200/300 Yoga Teacher Training/ Yoga Workshops/ Private Neurogenic Yoga
Who can benefit from practicing yoga?
Everyone benefits! No touching of toes required. We will “meet you where you are!”
Someone who is stressed
Suffering from Trauma
Someone recovering from addiction, a debilitating illness, or emotional upset
Those in Pain
A competitive or retired athlete or marathon runner
Someone who wants to live a happier life
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Want to bring yoga to your community and to help the people around you experience the peace and happiness that yoga offers? Take these yoga teacher training programs to become a yoga instructor or further your teaching journey. Programs in 200-hour training, restorative yoga, and teacher workshops are offered.
The practice of yoga is a means of living in this crazy world and functioning healthily and happily. Anyone, and I mean anyone, can benefit from practicing yoga and giving yourself a minute of relief, to take a deep breath and offer release of tension and discomfort. Courses in Neurogenic Yoga, Private Yoga and Restorative Yoga are offered.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“I want to share what a miracle it has been to come across Stephanie and her trauma healing technique. I had experienced trauma throughout childhood from intense, long term athletic training and competitions. The psychological effects carried into adulthood, with patterns of high performance affecting my career pursuits and continued athletic endeavors which were overriding my body’s pain signals and warning that I was heading toward exhaustion. Despite years of searching for balance in a myriad of healing modalities, I was not able to to stop the slide into ill health. By the time I reached Stephanie I was in chronic pain, suffering from nearly debilitating cluster headaches, radiating body aches and fevers.
I immediately felt at ease with Stephanie. Her presence is peaceful and kind. We did some simple exercises. My body was locked up . It hurt to move my arms, head, and neck. She had me back off and helped find gentle positions that were free of pain. Part way into the session, I recognized I had not felt this cellular part of my system since I was 6 years old. It was profound to touch the innate resonance, still alive. It had been buried for 40 years, and was finally unfolding, free to express without fear or pressure. When I left the session, my body aches and cluster headaches were gone and I was able to move my neck and jaw easily. I remember being stunned, at the relief and simplicity of the technique. The pain has not returned in the months since our first appointment.
Stephanie offered to stay in touch with the trauma release work via Skype. This has been a blessing. I learned in the process the body needs expression and it needs time. On Skype her presence is just as real as it was that first day in her studio. It seems as if we are in the room together. After our sessions I feel such peace, as the nervous system and fascia settles and finds its balance. I highly recommend this for any person looking to experience clearing from pain and trauma. Stephanie is a remarkable teacher.”
“When stress and overtraining left me with debilitating back pain, Neurogenic Yoga was the only thing that helped me get better. My back pain got so severe I could no longer perform my daily activities and even laying down was excruciating. I went to my Doctor who prescribed muscle relaxers, the Chiropractor who told me my pelvis was out of alignment, and an Acupuncturist who tried all different trigger points. Nothing worked, in fact the more people messed with me or tried to “fix me” the worst my pain got.
I met Stephanie Pafford through a Yoga Teacher Training I was attending and remembered her talking about Neurogenic Yoga. At the time I did not think much about Neurogenic Yoga because I had never had a “traumatic” event occur in my life to where I thought it would benefit me. However, nothing else was working, I was desperate and needed help. I reached out to Stephanie and she agreed to do a session with me through video chat. After doing my first session, I saw immediate results! I could finally turn over in bed without needing help. I continued meeting with Stephanie until I made a full recovery, was able to return to work, and perform my daily activities.
I still continue to meet with Stephanie on occasion to ensure my body does not revert back into stress mode. Neurogenic Yoga has helped me realize that if we don’t take the time to deal with our stress and hectic schedules our bodies will fail. Each session allows me to discover more and more about my body and how to care and heal it. “
“My experience with Stephanie and neurogenic yoga has been nothing but positive. I was having aches & pains with what I would associate with wear & tear of getting older & sitting at a desk many hours of the day. Tight hips, low back ache, neck & shoulder pain. I went to the chiropractor, massage therapist, did foam rolling & stretching regularly but never really found any relief for any length of time.
After my first session I knew I had found my approach to managing the tightness I felt throughout my body. With my experience, the best way I can describe how I feel after my session is fluid, supple- like the tin man with an oil can. Energetically something has shifted too – I feel lighter, open and more connected with myself, my surroundings and with others.
Stephanie creates a safe & supportive environment. Her knowledge, desire to connect with, and help others heal their body, mind, soul is evident from the first moment you meet her.
I’ve conducted sessions in person and via Skype with Stephanie and can attest that both are equally effective. If you are on the fence about this amazing, healing yoga – honor yourself and your body and contact Stephanie to learn more about the benefits of neurogenic yoga.”
“Neurogenic Yoga with Stephanie is an effective, therapeutic method used to alleviate chronic pain and also, anxiety and stress that has led to illness (explained or unexplained). When my neck and back went into a severe spasm, I was sent to PT by doctors that said it was likely caused by minor scoliosis that until then had never bothered me. The nerve pain was very painful and I couldn’t move my neck very well.
Thankfully, I know Stephanie personally and knew about her reputation in the community as a well trained neurogenic therapist. After just one session, I could begin to move my neck again. Even the physical therapist I was seeing was amazed. I continued with some more sessions and before long, my health was restored. I stopped PT after a few sessions with Stephanie and I no longer have back/neck issues. I continue to have neurogenic sessions to stay healthy and to maintain my stress and anxiety in my life. Tremoring is effective in keeping our nervous system balanced and healthy and I do not want stress accumulating in my physical body and have it lead to illness. Our modern lives, work, social media, the news and more lead us into a state of mine where we are living in a heightened flight or flight state. Tremoring is a way to return to a more balanced state while also counteracting musculoskeletal pain. Tremors during the sessions are very easy to do and safe. Stephanie is present with you the entire time and makes certain you are comfortable.
I strongly feel that people should receive this therapy on a regular basis as part of their self care regimen. And if you are fortunate to have Stephanie be your guide, even better! She will stay with you every step of the way and she genuinely wants to see you heal and be pain free!”