I've been there. I know what it feels like when you think your body is failing you and you're not sure where to turn. I understand the feeling of being passed from specialist to specialist for unexplainable chronic pain with no diagnosis, validation or even a hint of feeling better. 

I also understand the depths of sadness, grief and anger that leave you feeling desperate for connection and relief from chronic pain, but not sure what to do when you've tried everything you know. It's my own path of suffering from chronic pain that led me to become a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and dedicate my life to helping others navigate and heal their own pain, burnout, anxiety and the effects of past trauma through an integration of the mind and body. 

If you're ready to connect the dots between your physical and mental symptoms and discover what I call "the story underneath the story", we can work together to figure out what's truly been holding you back...physically, energetically and emotionally, and help you find joy and love for yourself again. Click here to book a FREE 20-minute consultation with me today!

Wild blessings,
Xo, -Alyssa

“Wherever there is an absence of power, spirit, or joy in a woman’s life, she has lost touch with her wild self.”
— Tami Lynn Kent
 
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What is Yoga Therapy?

Although all yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, yoga therapy is the specific application of yogic tools - postures/exercises, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more - to address an individual's physical, mental, and emotional needs. Many people first learn about yoga through its physical practices, but a common misconception is that the discipline is all about stretching or movement. In fact, yoga therapy can help people who can't move at all, as well as active individuals!

The yogic model of health is unique because it addresses every aspect of life rather than considering each body part of system separately.

Yoga therapy is a safe way of working with the natural capacity of your body and mind to optimize well-being. This approach can help with a range of concerns:

  • Pain, including low-back pain, arthritis, PMS, and other types of chronic pain such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Neurologic issues and complications of stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, and traumatic brain injury (TBI)

  • Mental health, including concerns like anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, insomnia, and others

  • Major illness like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease

  • Healthy aging, including osteoporosis and fall prevention

Yoga therapy can also support people who are dealing with stress, and those who simply want to increase their well-being and overall health.

I had a gradual release of tension and better understanding of how past trauma has contributed to my physical health. The releasing of tension in my hips was a totally different focus than traditional PTs and OTs had identified since my pain manifested in my shoulders and neck.
— kathy k.
“Working with Alyssa not only helped me feel validated with the symptoms I was experiencing, but actually provided me with options to address my concerns. She tailors her services to your individual needs and employs a wide variety of techniques to ensure you truly find relief and begin to be YOU again. I would urge anyone who believes their current state is just ‘how it is’ to explore one-on-one therapy with Alyssa to return to being your true, best self!
— Edye E.

About Alyssa Pfennig, C-IAYT

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Alyssa is passionate about sharing the therapeutic wisdom of yoga and has practiced for over 15 years. She was inspired to become a teacher after sharing the practice with her young niece over 10 years ago. Having suffered from the adverse effects of burnout, she is a huge advocate for self-care and now dedicates her life to sharing yoga, meditation and self-care rituals as therapies to empower women to be healthy, stay sane and feel good again.

She holds the Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) designation from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and also leads the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Alyssa is the host of the Wild Wisdom Podcast and also leads retreats across the globe, combining yoga, meditation and equine therapy to help women connect with nature to connect with themselves.

As a yoga therapist, Alyssa works in conjunction with healthcare and many providers refer to her. She has been honored to share yoga as a therapy with veterans experiencing chronic pain and PTSD over a three-year research study in conjunction with the VA Hospital in Indianapolis. She has also worked directly with patients at Eskenazi Health in a specialized clinic using yoga as an adjunct therapy.

When she’s not seeing clients, speaking, teaching or leading retreats, you can find her with her feet in the grass, hiking with her beloved dog, Ellie, or spending time with horses at a ranch.

to request a FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH ALYSSA:

Email us, call us at (317) 762-9642 or book online.

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
— Oprah Winfrey

 

Calm Mind, Wild Body

3 MONTH YOGA THERAPY PROGRAm for stressed out women

In this program, we’ll work together to figure out what’s been holding you back, physically, energetically and emotionally, and help you find joy and love for yourself again. Through the combination of multiple one-on-one yoga therapy sessions with Alyssa integrated with digestive health support and massage therapy, energy therapy and/or Thai yoga massage, we’ll work together to peel back the layers and address the root issues for your chronic pain, anxiety, burnout, and more.

This program is recommended for those who are ready to dive in, get more guidance and start addressing the root cause of the issues you’re facing.

How does it work?:

  • Initial Assessment and Consultation with Certified Yoga Therapist, Alyssa Pfennig, including evaluation of nutrition and digestive health; mineral testing; review of posture; alignment and range of motion; observation of breathing patterns and more {90 minutes}.

  • Customized Treatment Plan, including things you can do right away on your own and additional tools to support you throughout the program

  • Eleven {11} 60-minute additional In-Person 1:1 Yoga Therapy Sessions with Alyssa customized according to your treatment plan {scheduled bi-weekly}

  • Accountability between sessions with follow up and guidance and personal attention from Alyssa; including her personal mobile number

  • Additional Tools to Support Growth and Discovery with the Chakra system {the energetic map of the psyche on the body}, the Mind-Body Connection and Holistic Pelvic Care; including guidance/check-in/discussions

BONUSES

  • Three{3} wellness services as recommended by Alyssa {during 3-month program}

  • Unlimited Yoga Classes at Embarque {during the 3-month program}

Book a complimentary 20-minute consultation with Alyssa to learn more>>

I first went to see Alyssa for chronic lower back pain and because my legs had started to ache as well. I had no idea what to expect. I had tried several different yoga classes over the years with mixed results. After just one private session with Alyssa I started feeling better! She showed by how to correct my posture and stretch my legs without increasing the pain in my back. I was shocked! Alyssa also created a personalized wellness plan that included massage, yoga, and deep breathing techniques. I continued to experience positive results and have been pain free for several months. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Alyssa.
— Rhonda S.