More Clarity

Who are we? What do we do? What distinguishes us? What are our intentions? Let’s start with what we do. In terms of our GLOBAL and PERSONAL vision, we help people and professionals live significant and meaningful lives. We do this by accessing wisdom primarily from their bodies. As a result, they take effective and […]

Gifts of Phoenix Rising: Unconditional Positive Regard

I give Phoenix Rising sessions, offer class series and lead 8-week groups.  I also teach weekly Hatha yoga classes in the ParaYoga tradition and offer private instruction.  I used to think these were separate domains, but the longer I steep in the waters of Phoenix Rising, the more the boundaries blur.  I’m going to use […]

Phoenix Rising Faculty Profile – Soleil Hepner

This week we feature Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner and faculty member Soleil Hepner from San Diego, CA. Soleil, what was your first experience of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy? May of 2002 – I was at Mt Madonna in Santa Cruz, CA when I sat to eat lunch with someone taking Level 2 at the […]

The Power of Presence: Can Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Help Reduce Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are ubiquitous across the globe. A recent study found the current global prevalence for anxiety disorders to be 7.3% of the world’s population – that means 1 in 14 at any given time, and 1 in 9 during any given year will experience an anxiety disorder (Baxter 2013). Anxiety, which is distinct from […]

The Body’s Wisdom: Learning to Listen with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

As a practitioner of yoga vedanta for over a decade I have always been taught that I am not my body, and although I still believe this to be true, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy has helped me discover that my body is wise beyond measure and is my greatest tool for self-discovery. Phoenix Rising is […]

Mindfulness and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy—Part 1

My introduction to mindfulness meditation and to Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy happened within months of one another. Although I had been practicing yoga for almost a decade, I had only flirted with the idea of meditation. It seemed mysterious and conjured up images of monks in robes and years of practice and devotion. In short, […]

Yoga Therapy Training – Changes to Level 3

There are some exciting changes on the horizon of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training.  Currently our Yoga Therapy training includes a combination of Levels, 1, 2 and 3 with 2 adjunct courses; Anatomy & Physiology and Yoga Philosophy.  This format of training has proved to be very rich and full.  It has offered a […]

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Meditation

The experience of training in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy begins Sitting in a Circle.  This is where you delve into the experience of being with yourself while being with others – it’s how you first step into the journey of learning how to be be fully present.  The process requires developing and deepening a practice […]