Yoga Therapist - Yoga Instructor
Knowledgeable, motivated, compassionate and understanding of all specific needs my special clients have. I'm here for you.
Augusta has been practicing yoga for years. She learned from the best certified Iyengar yoga teachers. Her passion led her to complete a degree in yoga instruction at Scottsdale C. College. She learned yoga philosophy and history, biomechanics, anatomy, detailed postural alignment, therapeutics and the art of teaching, as well as principles of the breath, meditation, postural sequencing, observation, verbal and physical adjustments, use of voice, and organization of course curriculum. She continued her studies in Yoga Therapy where she learned more in depth emphasis on modifications of Yoga Asana as a way towards healing. Besides her completion in Yoga Therapy, she also has a certification in Prenatal Yoga and Group Lead Exercise Instructor by the American Council on Exercise. She has a Law Degree from Argentina. She is fluent in Spanish, French and English. She has been working as a Social Worker for over 20 years. Augusta maintains her commitment in practice and education in yoga.
I have been always been driven by a desire to help. This can be seen in my time as an attorney, advocating for those who cannot, and in my 20 years in social services, I have always had the dream to support improvement in people’s lives and help them achieve their goals of being happy and living life to the fullest. I am a believer in health and well-being, as well as cultivating a partnership that develops a healthy body and a healthy mind. When I was introduced to Yoga and its philosophy, it was a catalyst for a change in my understanding of health and harmony. I believe that the healing of mind and body results in an understanding of who we are, a whole body, mind and spirit. Yoga is exactly that, a culmination of the three pillars of the human self. Yoga therapy is described by the International Association as "the professional, application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well-being within a therapeutic relationship that includes personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management, and yoga practices for individuals or small groups”. I have seen its power firsthand and that is why I became a yoga therapist.
...you are teaching classical Iyengar yoga principles of alignment which are so sadly missing in much of yoga teaching today but which are essential to maximizing benefit while keeping the student safe. Also, as you guide your students through the poses you do it in a warm and compassionate manner which I have often found lacking in some Iyengar yoga teachers I have had experience with in the past.
I just feel so lucky to have found a kindred soul.
The essence of Yoga Therapy is to support clients in reducing pain and living well with pain. Yoga therapy is as defined by the International Association as "the professional, application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well-being within a therapeutic relationship that includes personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management, and yoga practices for individuals or small groups"
The principles of Alignments that promote healing and health in yoga, are applied to healing of injuries and overcome pain, the principles of join mind, spirit and body are applied to the practitioner mental wellbeing. The objective is to increase self esteem, self confidence, self trust, and the relaxation and peace to promote healing physically and mentally. Then, building strength and confidence in your self and in your body. Yoga Therapy succeeds by recognizing that any aspect of one's existence can be affected though any other aspect. Yoga Therapist can match techniques and practices with changes in someone's physiology, awareness, regulation and resilience. The practice brings a more inclusive perspective than simply matching symptoms with prescribed intervention. Yoga therapy is a long tremor support that is ideal to integrate into existing pain care programs. It is a unique path to recovery. Within yoga Therapy, I am not restrained to only using asana as mantras and breathing exercises among other techniques, can be combined. You have to try to experience the power of the practice.