The International Association of Yoga Therapy defines Yoga therapy as: “The process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the philosophy and practice of yoga.”
Jean Grant-Sutton’s approach to Integrative Yoga Therapy, is based on a vision of health as a unity of body, mind and spirit. She focuses on bringing balance, strength, flexibility and awareness to the body and mind. To raise awareness of the primary intention of yoga: awakening of Spirit–our essential nature.
I design my classes to give your whole being an experience that results in your feeling strong, flexible, resilient and refreshed.
I teach with a therapeutic and healing approach intended to prevent, reduce, or alleviate structural, physiological, emotional and spiritual pain, as well as suffering or limitations.
My classes use and interweave all the different tools that yoga has to offer in order for you to receive the fantastic benefits it provides. Recent research studies show that regular yoga practice enhances muscular strength and body flexibility; promotes and improves respiratory and cardiovascular function; reduces stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain; improves sleep patterns; promotes recovery from and treatment of addiction; and enhances overall well-being and quality of life.
“The study of consciousness and the cultivation of awareness with regular yoga practice provide a multitude of benefits that enhance well-being and the ability to live a contented, joyful life in the midst of the turmoil and challenges of daily living.” JGS
A few months after I retired I had the great fortune of taking the first yoga lesson of my life from Jean. That was 20 months ago and Jean is still my teacher. She is a great listener, observer and adjuster each session. She always works with what I need for my body and mind. She promotes the importance of paying attention to the body/mind/ breath connection as you practice. Jean is knowledgeable, skilled and caring. I value my sessions highly and hope she will willingly keep teaching me for years to come
I started working with Jean after experiencing severe anxiety and panic attacks. Jean was instrumental in teaching me to breathe in a way that helps me maintain better control over my body and mind. Jean quickly understood the physical and spiritual guidance I needed to begin the healing process. We’ve been working together seven months now, and with Jean’s continued guidance and daily practice I’ve learned to better manage my anxiety, have become stronger and more flexible, and most importantly I’m living a more balanced life.