To inquire or register for a Yoga Evolution Clinical Somatic Education/Yoga Therapy Private Session, Somatic Movement Group Classes or Workshop, please contact Yoga Evolution by filling out the contact form or emailing us at email@example.com.
All classes are Beginner Friendly, Everyone Welcome!!
“As we grow older our bodies – and our lives – should continue to improve right up until the very end.”… Thomas Hanna
Private Sessions – Now Online or In Person
“Originally, I went to Alana to help with chronic pain in my lower back following a car accident.
What I discovered was the movements and breathing not only released tension and pain but also enabled me to sleep better. I wake up during the night and when I have trouble falling back to sleep, I just begin the movements and breathing that I learned from Alana. Before I know it I am back to sleep. Alana provides individual assessment and movements for what I need each day. I appreciate the written practice and homework to remind me of the movements between sessions.
My physiotherapist often comments on how complimentary Alana’s practice is to her work. It is obvious to her when I have had a session with Alana in the days before my physio appointment. I would highly recommend Alana to anyone with ongoing pain, tension or sleep problems. I am so grateful for the peace and calm her work has brought into my life.
Thank you Alana.” …Janice
Do you experience chronic pain or limited mobility? Would you like a customized Clinical Somatic Education/Yoga Therapy practice created specifically for what you experience in your body to help you manage, reduce or resolve discomfort?
Alana will meet with you for an initial 90 minute session during which time your specific health concerns will be discussed followed by a breath and movement practice customized to your needs. Follow up sessions 75 minutes in length.
Each private class will create calmness and ease for those experiencing chronic pain as a result of high levels of stress due to work, “life”, illness or injury. You will be provided a detailed customized Clinical Somatic Education/Yoga Therapy program to practice at home at the end of each class.
Alana is grateful and happy to share that beginning January 25th she’ll be offering in person Clinical Somatic Education/Yoga Therapy sessions at Serenity Now Wellness Centre in Inglewood.
At Serenity Now, counselling, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, massage therapy and nutritional consulting are also available offering you a mind-body approach to restoring your health and wellbeing should you wish to explore complementary healing modalities to Clinical Somatic Education and Yoga Therapy.
She will be providing private personalized Clinical Somatic Education sessions following AHS guidelines. Please visit Serenity Now’s website for covid safety measures. In addition to these measures, I want to assure you that I will be wearing a mask for every individual private CSE session.
In order to address the root cause of your discomfort, I will support you in exploring Clinical Somatic Education to help you recognize where there may be muscle tension in your body as a result of repetitive activities, injury, trauma, surgery or ongoing stress. What was once an adaptive movement to help you through a stressful experience becomes “the new normal” when consistently repeated, which creates full body habituated reflexes. This, in turn, causes muscles to become stuck in contraction producing muscular tension, aches and pain.
Come explore just how easy it can be to release muscle tension and rediscover comfort and ease.
Please note there is a 24 hour cancellation policy to avoid incurring a fee equal to that of a private session.
Group Classes – In Person or Online over Zoom
“Life’s blessings come when you least expect them. Practicing Somatic yoga with Alana has been one for me.
I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus in my early 20’s and have spent decades learning to live and work around chronic joint and muscle pain. Rest, various pain medications and other forms of yoga are some of the things that I have used to keep me mobile and functioning over the years. My life is a balancing act between my health and my life as an artist and farmer.
Living across the country meant that attending practice with Alana was not an option, my hope was that on one of our visits west that I might be able to schedule a private session. The arrival of the pandemic, and the switch to virtual classes changed all that.
When I started the practice last year I was at the lowest point in decades. My balance was so bad I couldn’t go up or down the stairs without having a hand on each wall. My working day had to be carefully divided into smaller segments of time and balanced with rest periods.
Practicing Somatics with Alana changed all that.
I no longer need to balance on the walls and plan each foot step on the stairs, my strength is returning, and my use of pain medication is less than half of what it was. When discomfort does happen, I no longer shove it to the back of my mind and push on. I have the tools to know where it is originating and what I have to do to fix the problem quicky and easily. I am more productive now and more comfortable than I have been in years.
Alana’s knowledge and passion for helping others live their best life is what makes her so good at what she does and I would recommend her to anyone seeking to improve their health and mobility.” Beth F.
Based on the unique and pioneering work of Thomas Hanna, founder of Hanna Somatics.
In this series of Somatic Movement group classes we will explore “The Myth of Aging” empowering you to age gracefully with gentle somatic movements to increase your mobility, energy, strength, coordination and balance.
Week 1: Regaining Control of the Extensor Muscles of the Back
Week 2: Regaining Control of the Muscles of the Stomach
Week 3: Regaining Control of the Muscles of the Waist
Week 4: Regaining Control of the Muscles Involving Twisting and Rotating
Week 5: Regaining Control of the Muscles of the Hip Joints and Legs
Week 6: Regaining Control of the Muscles of the Neck and Shoulders
Week 7: Improving Breathing
Week 8: Improving Walking
April 6th – May 25th
Serenity Now Wellness Center, 1934 9th Avenue SE
Online over Zoom
April 7th – May 26th
April 8th – May 27th
Simply email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more about how to register for one or more of this eight week series of group classes.
These group classes incorporate somatic movement as well as breath practices and meditation.
You will receive detailed information as well as an audio recording of what we practiced after each class to help you develop your home practice to continue your path to freedom in your movement.
To learn more please contact Alana.
Alana Burton | C-IAYT Yoga Therapist Clinical Somatic Educator Level IV | Yoga Evolution