What others are saying;

Testimonials page: When I re-did my website, everyone said to keep it short! However, I do think it’s important to hear others’ experiences and that’s why I wanted to add a testimonials page. Of course, in 26 years of private practice, I cannot include everyone here! You’re always welcome to call me and we can talk to see if we’re a good fit.

 

Phyllis has been well trained and carries the Viniyoga teachings forward with competence and clarity. She has a depth of knowledge of the material and is an asset to the tradition. She is of great benefit to all those she works with. I wholeheartedly recommend her. -Gary Kraftsow, M.A.; director of  American Viniyoga Institute, Maui, HI.

            Phyllis has taught yoga at my two week silent meditation retreat. Everyone that attended enjoyed and benefited from doing it. She is a gentle, compassionate, knowledgeable instructor, and makes herself available and present to her students. Phyllis uses Viniyoga to open practitioners to the inner silence.    - Isaac Shapiro, satsang and meditation  teacher

  The work we did together was very powerful for me! The next few days after our BEMER/Hypnosis session were profound. I had been working on shifting some things and our session put it on overdrive mode. I’ve been telling all my friends to see you if they really want to shift! - Nancy Zevely, massage therapist

           I took private lessons from Phyllis when I was pregnant. I loved her gentle guidance and the way she helped me to get in touch with my feelings about pregnancy, birth, and parenting. The yoga was great for building strength, but more importantly, for helping me to learn to let go.  Kali Shapiro, counselor and Mom!

In my 15 years of working with clients, I have never come across a system of movement that not only creates flexibility, but also helps strengthen and stabilize. I recommend Viniyoga movements to my clients and have seen great improvements in them, it’s  excellent! - Edgar von de Giessen, physical therapist.

 

Phyllis teaches with a gentle elegance, utilizing her background in psychology to create a bridge of understanding to help guide people towards clarity and transformation. She is a skilled and compassionate teacher and I enjoy taking her classes and also working with her as a colleague. Robin Rothenberg; director of Essential Yoga Therapy, Issaquah, WA.        

             Phyllis has taught prenatal classes at my studio. I have always received excellent feedback about  her ability to work with all different phases of pregnancy in the same class; making the practice strong in subtle ways by using the breath and repetition to prepare the moms for birth. Her nurturing attitude assists’s the women in feeling at ease and finding their own inner sense of well-being. Chris Dormaier, owner /director of Sound Yoga, Seattle, WA.

 I have done other forms of yoga for up to 6 weeks everyday, and although the small of my back and the lower thoracic area became very loose and flexible; only in this yoga has my whole kephosis [upper  back curve] opened after a only few days already. It happened very easily - it was most beautiful! I tell all my patients to do yoga with Phyllis. - Gabi Lob, M.D. , Germany 

 

I've tried so many different things, but this really works! I love my yoga sessions with Phyllis, I feel so much more connected and alive!. It's who she is that makes a difference for me. - Donna H. - business owner and CEO

 I LOVED the HypnoBirthing course! I don't think I could have had my baby without the tools I learned in class. Phyllis' knowledge and experience and caring helped my husband and I get over any doubts and fears we had. Thank - you! (our baby thanks you too!)  - Shelley L., Microsoft  employee.

 I've been a midwife in the hospital for over 20 years, and the doctors and nurses and I have never seen such an effective method of birthing as the HypnoBirthing  course. It's been a great addition to our program and we're delighted at the successes of our HypnoBirthing Moms. Mary Rune, midwife, Port Angeles, WA.

I wish I had known about HypnoBirthing with my first child. My second birth went so smooth, I barely knew I was in labor. The tools of relaxation have helped in many more areas than just the birth. Our baby came into the world so peacefully, and she is such a happy and calm baby! I think every woman should use these tools, and I highly recommend  HypnoBirthing.  Karen Holmes, graphic designer.

Yoga Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Perspective On Utilizing Yoga Therapy for Addiction Recovery

These days most everyone has heard about yoga and it’s benefits. Having begun my study and exploration of yoga over 40 years ago, I am surprised that today there are still so many misunderstandings of the scope of  what yoga is about.  By utilizing the time tested tools of yoga in my own life from a young age, I can attest to the power of deep, and lasting transformation and growth that yoga promotes and supports. It encompasses more than physical exercise.

Yoga is an wholistic approach of mind, body, Spirit healing and does not have to be connected with any  particular religious views. Of course if one does adhere to a specific religion or philosophical view, yoga respects and enhances that capacity to deepen in the tradition that one is comfortable with.

We all have an inherent wisdom and compassion within us, no matter how far away from our source that we’ve become. Given the tools of breath and movement we can uncover these inherent human capacities.  You can use the metaphor of churning milk to get butter; we cannot churn water to get butter. We are like the milk - as humans we have the ability to use these ancient tools of healing in the context of our modern lives, to attain balance and peace.

Neuroscience speaks of the plasticity of our brain, as well as even saying that the nervous system which goes throughout our body, can also be called the brain. By learning  the techniques of connecting breath with movement, finding ‘appropriate tools at the appropriate time’ (as we say the definition of Viniyoga is, the style I’ve been trained in), we become embodied in a vital and authentic way. In a very grounded, felt sense way, we reshape patterns of stuck energy or movement to release the past and become more free to be in the present. Free to notice when difficult emotions emerge, and free to choose how to work with them, adapting to what is true within. One day at a time, one breath at a time.

Neuroscience has reframed and validated much of what the ancient yogis’ knew about working with the human condition. When we understand how our brain works, how buried emotions can trigger us, and how we can learn to shift those patterns, we have tools for life. Taking the time to listen to our body with the movements of yoga asana is a strong foundation to begin with. Individual Yoga Therapy acts as a road map for your needs, with respect to where you are in the now, and where you’d like to go. Group class helps us stabilize in the shared strength of peace and the power of community.

~ by Phyllis Moses      www.phyllismoses.com