Sharon Took-Zozaya

Sharon Took-Zozaya

YOGA THERAPY and DANCE for WELL-BEING

 

shamarc@gmail.com

www.bodymindbalyogatherapy.com

07927   804797

Caledonia, The Park, Findhorn, Forres IV36 OTZ

 

EXPERIENCE

I provide movement classes, yoga therapy, and classes based in yoga’s eight limbs in a variety of contexts and as appropriate combine them with other somatic, dance and creative movement modalities. I have served in a wide variety of education and community settings here and abroad for over forty years, working with able-bodied people, those with physical and cognitive disabilities and ‘at risk’ populations.

Since returning to live in the Findhorn Ecovillage in 2018, I’ve been working with Findhorn College, Dance North and independently. I previously worked for the Findhorn Foundation from 1988-1995. I’ve led many spiritual and personal development workshops that included meditation, guided imagery, movement and the arts here, across Scotland, and in the USA.

As a faculty member at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California 2003-18, I taught hatha yoga, mainstream dance classes, adaptive dance and a social emotional learning course for the ACE Program.

 

PRACTICE  LOCATIONS

Caledonia . Private sessions possible in your home.

 

PRACTICE DAYS  /  TIMES

By arrangement – please contact me.

 

TRAININGS

  • POP Worldwork CPD Trainings 2019
  • Wise Goose Coaching/Mentoring Certificate 2018
  • Nonviolent Communication Nine Month Integration Course, NVC Santa Cruz, 2009
  • Academy for College Excellence (ACE) Foundation Course Master Teacher (Cert. 2008)
  • Continued professional yoga and dance study in the USA and UK

 

QUALIFICATIONS  /  PROFESSIONAL BODY

  • C-IAYT Certified as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • 500 Hour Yoga Teacher
  • C.Y.T. Inner Peace Yoga Therapy
  • Prison Yoga Project Teacher Training
  • Pilates Matwork Teacher Training, Pacific Movement Center, Monterey, CA
  • Diploma in Counseling and Therapy, Psychosynthesis & Education Trust, London,
  • M.F.A., Dance (Performance and Choreography), Arizona State University
  • M.S., Kinesiology , University of California at Los Angeles
  • B.A., Dance, University of California at LA.
  • Certified Transformation Game Facilitator, Inner Links at Findhorn Foundation

 

FEES for PRIVATE SESSIONS

The first session is a thorough assessment that   usually takes 75-90 minutes and includes recommendations for home practice. The sliding scale is £35-50.

Follow up sessions are 60-75 minutes. The sliding scale is £35-45

Discounts are available for 5 session series and for the unwaged by agreement.

 

SPECIFIC  EMPHASIS

Yoga Therapy is a holistic and individualized application of the principles of the eight limbs of yoga. It increases ease and reduces stress by integrating one’s experience of body, mind, emotions and purpose and empowers you by providing recommended home practices.

I offer yoga therapy and small group classes for people with conditions that limit their sense of wellbeing, both temporary and ongoing. This also includes  conditions and illnesses such as osteoporosis, cancer, depression, ALS, injuries,

A typical private/individual session may include some or all of the following:

  • active or restorative hatha yoga poses (asanas)
  • breathing practices (pranayama)
  • body awareness exercises
  • guided imagery and/or meditation exercises
  • recommendations for home practice
  • discussion of progress, issues that may arise out of the practice & modifications of practices as needed
  • other movement practices

During the first session, we’ll get to know each other. We’ll do a thorough, interactive assessment of your personal goals and needs, challenges and strengths . Follow on sessions will be  carefully designed to support progress toward your own identified personal goals in an effective, step-by-step  way that can lead to lasting change.

This is a mutual process in which I explore with you and discover what approaches serve you best. You may only need a few sessions.

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