Upside Therapy supports mental health, developing awareness, and cultivating self-acceptance through therapeutic yoga.  

Psychotherapuetic Yoga at Upside Therapy is facilitated by Jessica “Jessy” Coleman, MS, LPC-Intern, RBT, RYT 200 Therapeutic Yoga (supervised by Nichole Lecznar, LPC-S).  Jessy received specialized RYT 200 training focusing on the integration of mental health and yoga at the LISPY School.

Jessy is able to bring accessible therapeutic yoga to your school, community agency, or office.  Please contact us for more details!

Psychotherapeutic Yoga (PY)

Psychotherapeutic yoga (PY) uses the foundations of mindfulness, breathing and postures to specifically address mental health concerns. Psychotherapeutic Yoga is not what you would find at a yoga studio or gym, and is not designed for weight loss or muscle strengthening. Instead, yoga practices are specifically designed to support client’s personalized mental health and holistic needs, including physical and mental balance, mindful awareness, and self-compassion.

Who Can Benefit from PY?

All ages, genders, and bodies can benefit from PY. Flexibility is not required to engage in the therapeutic benefits and strength of yoga. Jessy supports client’s in developing understanding of how to move their breath and body to decrease distress and increase self-compassion. PY has been shown to support individuals struggling with mental/physical health concerns including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Autism
  • Addiction
  • Self-Harm
  • Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/loss
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Perfectionism
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions

Additional information about the mental health and therapeutic benefits of yoga can be found here.

What does PY look like?

PY can be done as a supplement to traditional talk therapy or as a stand-alone. Supplemental PY  sessions are 30 minutes and full PY sessions are 1 hour. PY yoga focuses on breath work, meditation, and body movement.  Please contact us for more information about fees and scheduling.