Theresa spent 26 years working as a Philadelphia journalist. In January 2007, she left her job covering criminal courts for the Philadelphia Daily News to teach yoga full-time. She has been certified by Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Inner Peace Yoga Therapy. She is also trained to teach Adaptive Yoga for Disabilities, certified to teach Yoga for Chronic Pain and Core Strength Vinyasa and works as an Inner Peace Yoga Therapy Program Mentor. A member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists,
Years Practicing Yoga: 16
Years Teaching Yoga: 11
Yoga Therapy/Yoga for Movement Disorders/Yoga for Anxiety & Depression/Vinyasa Yoga/Adaptive Yoga/Yoga for Chronic Pain
DESCRIBE YOUR UNIQUE VALUE ADD AS A TEACHER. WHAT ABOUT YOUR STYLE MAKES YOU STAND OUT?
I have completely immersed myself in healing and therapeutic yoga education. I don't teach standard classes, but use my knowledge of anatomy and movement to create healing practices that settle and lighten the mind and body. I am skilled at reading bodies and movement and seeing areas that are stuck or unbalanced–then knowing the prefect breathe or movement to work within that framework toward healing. My clients and I work together to find that healing path.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR INTENTION IN BEING A PART OF THE LOCAL COLLECTIVE OF GATHERYOGA?
As a Yoga Therapist I have gotten used to canceled appointments. When you work with people who are sick, injured and in pain, that happens. I want to offer an added service to my clients by allowing them to practice at home with my videos. Of all the many Yoga video and streaming services out there, Yoga Therapy seems to be completely under represented. I want to change that.
WHAT FIRST BROUGHT YOU TO THE MAT?
I quit smoking and needed something to bring me off the window ledge! I know as soon as I followed that first yoga class on my old VCR that if I continued to practice, I would never smoke again.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO TEACH?
Feeling like I am helping people move, walk, breathe, and live with more ease and joy.
Join Theresa Conroy in a collection of yoga practices to help those living with Parkinson’s Disease improve their balance, posture and movement. These videos will improve movement and everyday life....