FOCUS AREAS

BACK ESSENTIALS
MENTAL HEALTH ESSENTIALS
SHOULDER ESSENTIALS
HIP & KNEE ESSENTIALS
SYSTEMIC CONDITIONS & CHRONIC PAIN

BACK ESSENTIALS

Millions of people from all walks of life suffer from back pain that interferes with work, play, mood, and ongoing fitness routines.

Back Essentials
An inclusive, custom exercise and lifestyle-focused program based on proven yoga therapy approaches to restore back health and manage pain and stress response. Learn techniques to:

  • restore ease of movement
  • build strength and stability
  • respond to setbacks
  • adopt new, beneficial movement habits
  • relieve pain

Back Essentials is NOT a quick fix!

And ... you will learn to move with more ease and to productively handle setbacks to establish positive response to back pain.

Back Essentials offers those who suffer with back pain a series of simple, short practices that can provide lasting relief and improved wellbeing.

Practice and long-term commitment to ensure wholistic integration are key.

Choose from 6-, 8-, or 10-week plans. Contact to learn more.

HIP & KNEE ESSENTIALS

Many activities and stressors can lead to mobility problems and pain in these major load-bearing joints. My custom hip and knee programs can reduce ongoing problems and, when applicable, help improve outcomes following joint replacement surgery.

Even if you have pain or problems in only one of these areas, Hip & Knee Essentials offers a wholistic approach to support overall mobility and stability.

Hip & Knee Essentials
An inclusive, custom exercise and lifestyle program based on proven yoga therapy and somatic education approaches to restore joint health and manage pain and stress responses. Learn techniques to:

  • restore ease of movement
  • build strength and increase stability
  • increase motivation
  • adopt new, beneficial movement habits
  • relieve pain

Hip & Knee Essentials is NOT a quick fix!

And ... you will learn to move with more ease and to productively handle setbacks to establish positive response to joint pain.

Practice and long-term commitment to ensure wholistic integration are key. Your doctor should be consulted about the right time to begin following surgery.

Choose from 6-, 8-, or 10-week plans. Contact to learn more.

SHOULDER ESSENTIALS

Due to their complexity and mobility, shoulders are susceptible to a variety of injuries and repetitive movement issues. My custom shoulder programs can improve outcomes and reduce ongoing problems.

Commit to several weeks to establish greater self-awareness and to embed new, beneficial habits.

Shoulder Essentials
An inclusive, custom exercise and lifestyle-focused program based on proven yoga therapy approaches to restore shoulder health and manage pain and stress responses. Learn techniques to:

  • restore ease of movement
  • respond to setbacks
  • relieve pain

Shoulder Essentials is NOT a quick fix!

And ... you will learn to move with more ease and to productively handle setbacks to establish positive response to shoulder pain.

You will be able to apply simple, short practices that can provide lasting relief and promote healing.

Practice and long-term commitment to ensure wholistic integration are key.

Choose from 6-, 8-, or 10-week plans. Contact to learn more.

MENTAL HEALTH ESSENTIALS

Learn how to systematically relax and restore energy, respond to stress in healthy ways, improve sleep habits, and foster self-compassion.

  • calm anxiety and prepare for ups and downs
  • implement techniques to maintain balance in stressful situations
  • recognize and respond positively to triggers
  • regulate reactive tendencies

Mental Health Essentials
An inclusive, custom program that uses evidence-based techniques of movement, breath, and mindfulness to establish a healthy, compassionate relationship with yourself and others.

My degree in depth psychology, specialized training, expert mentorship, years of clinical practice, and personal experience with anxiety, panic disorder, and complex PTSD enable me to work with you to co-create a deep sense of safety, confidence, and resilience, and cultivate moment-to-moment attention and perspective.

I teach with keen sensitivity to past trauma, using scientifically backed practices of physical movement, breath, and mindfulness in this work.

Ongoing weekly private therapy is recommended for best results. Ask about my 6-, 8-, and 10-week programs.

SYSTEMIC CONDITIONS & CHRONIC PAIN

I have been working with students with MS, RA, FM, ME/CFS, and other chronic pain conditions for several years; students report that their quality of life improves markedly and that they become better at handling intermittent setbacks when they implement the custom practices taught.

We work together to build on strengths, improve habits and lifestyle choices, feel safer and more confident, and maintain focus and motivation.

PLEASE NOTE: We use gentle movement, very gradually introduced breath control, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques. Students are encouraged to consult with their doctor or other health care professionals about participation before beginning movement therapy. In some cases, and at Jools' discretion, a doctor's permission note may be requested.

Ongoing weekly yoga and movement therapy is recommended for best results.

INTERPLAY HEALTH SCIENCES


therapeutic movement

yoga therapy

counselling & somatic education

yoga teacher training

anatomy for movement professionals


evidence-based therapy & training

learn from scientific sources rather than pseudoscience or false beliefs 

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
~ Mary Oliver
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