Jo-Ann D'Alfonso, C-IAYT
Registered Yoga Therapist
Jo-Ann is a bilingual (French/English) Yoga Therapist / Educator. Yoga Therapy has its roots in Western medicine with the principles of the ancient teachings of yoga and establishes learning objectives that have therapeutic intent supporting individuals in their healing process. Jo-Ann's special interest is in pain management and overall mental wellness.
Jo-Ann’s sensitive approach is rooted in her deep respect for the intelligence of the body-mind connection and the human capacity for inner guidance and encourage the client to take an active role in their healing process. The focus of each session is less on striving to perfect the mechanics of the body, and more on learning to direct attention within, so as to access the body’s intrinsic wisdom. Jo-Ann brings to her work as teacher and guide, an energetic and uplifting style, personal conviction, passion and an easy way of communicating with clients.
Jo-Ann has more than twenty years of yoga practice. Furthermore, she is a certified yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and is registered with the Québec Naturotherapist Association (Association québécoise des thérapeutes naturels). Some extended health insurance companies provide coverage for yoga therapy under naturotherapies. Jo-Ann's sessions are all provided one to one in a private room setting. Sessions can be used to prepare for community yoga classes if this is a goal.
Although Yoga Therapy can be applied in most conditions or disease to support everyone in uplifting their quality of life my area of expertise are:
Anxiety / Depression
PTSD / Trauma credited
General feeling of burn-out
Certified in Wholebeing Positive Psychology from the Wholebeing Institute
Pranassage (body work)