PHOENIX RISING YOGA THERAPY
WHAT IS PHOENIX RISING YOGA THERAPY(PRYT)?
PRYT is based on the understanding that body and mind are not separate, and physical and emotional issues are profoundly connected.PRYT combines yoga techniques, such as posture, breath and meditation, with elements of contemporary psychotherapy and dialogue to help direct the messages that live in the body, using the insights gained to create action and change in our lives.
WHAT ARE PRYT SESSIONS LIKE?
PRYT is a non-directive, client-centered process. In a typical session, you are guided and assisted in yoga-like postures and breath work, designed to bring you deeper into an internal experience. Non-directed dialogue is integrated into the entire process.This unique combination of postures, focused dialogue, and other techniques, enable you to readily access information stored in the body, often buried under life’s distractions or our built-in coping mechanisms.
Each session closes with an opportunity to process your experience through meditation and dialogue and explore how you can integrate your experience to find understanding and facilitate change.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES PRYT FROM TRADITIONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy’s principles and theories are rooted in the
ancient science of hatha yoga. It is a body-oriented modality as opposed to a mind-oriented modality such as traditional psychotherapy. The Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner guides the client using a specific set of carefully developed techniques to access emotions, memories, and intuitive understanding which is believed to be stored in the physical body, specifically in the energy centers known as the Chakra System.
Contemporary psychotherapy does not fully accept the premise of the body/mind/spirit triad and relies on diagnosis, prescription, and treatment.In PRYT, the sessions are client-centered and based on the belief that we are part of a whole of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual parts. The practitioner is there to help the parts communicate within the whole and then organize the experience.
WHO BENEFITS FROM PRYT?
Although most clients come to PRYT looking for relief from or understanding of everyday questions, frustrations, troubling emotions, or physical discomfort, some Practitioners are using the approach to work with specific populations/conditions and referral sources. Some work with conditions like ADD, Addiction, and Eating Disorders.Others work in Pain Management or in the corporate world using the methodology to help with the management of stress.
WHO IS THE FOUNDER AND STAFF?
Phoenix Rising was developed and founded by Michael Lee, MA, a recognized educator
and therapeutic body worker. Michael was a resident and faculty member at the Kripalu
Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts. He arrived there with 20 years
experience in adult and college education in Australia.
Michael leads Phoenix Rising training programs and workshops throughout North
America, Australia and Europe. He remains on faculty at Kripalu Center, The Omega
Institute, The Open Center, and Interface. A staff of 43 part-time and full-time teachers around the country supports him. All senior teaching staff has a minimum of three years on-the-job training, as well as an extensive background in yoga.
HOW LONG IS THE TRAINING AND WHAT IS THE FORMAT?
Certification is achieved through 600 hours of coursework as well as a three-month supervision period of practice (48 sessions). Yoga experience or other bodywork modality is a prerequisite.
6. What is covered in the training and what teaching methods are used?
The program is primarily experiential and based on the belief that we are already
healers. Essentials of the Phoenix Rising method are taught during Level 1 and 2.
Students learn assisted postures, proper body mechanics, the metaphysical aspects of
body psychology, dialogue techniques, breathing techniques, integration techniques,
elements of professional practice, and contraindications and variations for working with
In Level 3 the work is fine-tuned and deepened. Students receive one-to-one coaching
from a personal Mentor. The personal as well as the professional development of the
student is a fundamental part of the entire program.
Private sessions : 90 minutes – sliding scale of $50-100.
(For more information, visit PRYT.COM
PRYT WORK FOR COUPLES:
PRYT GROUP FACILITATED THERAPY:
2015 Group Therapy Sessions:
A path from stress to peace, health, & truth.
PHOENIX RISING is a yoga therapy methodology based on the Rogerian and mind/body models of psychology. It was designed to help people reduce stress, move forward in life and realize their potential. It is designed for use in both private sessions and group facilitation. (pryt.com for more info.)
This group process is designed to enable participants to discern and voice thoughts, feelings and sensations leading to a greater awareness of where you are in your life and how you get to where you want/need to be. The goal within the process of being both witnessed and supported is to understand your stress and discern between what you think is working and what is actually true for you.
Gain emotional stability
Increase awareness and concentration
Facilitate problem-solving and decision-making
Overcome self-limiting beliefs
Create a healthier relationship with stress
Groups meet once/week for 2 hours over 4 – 8 weeks. Each session involves dialogue along with movement and meditation exercises meant to uncover what’s going on inside. We will be introducing and working with these themes:
UPCOMING SESSION INFO:
DATES: Group One: Tuesdays, Jan. 6 – 27, 1-2:15pm (4 weeks) Carrboro, NC
Group Two: Saturdays, Jan. 10 -31, 2-3:30pm (4 weeks) Raleigh, NC
Cost: Sliding Scale, $75 includes consultation
Contact: Tracey Oliveto, email@example.com, 919-259-0406
Please pre-register to schedule consultation.
(Group participants may receive a private session for reduced fee at any time before, during or after session.)