Treetop Yoga Therapy is expanding into its second location in Loveland, Colorado! Loveland Community Yoga is under construction now and will house Treetop Yoga Therapy sessions for cities south!
Treetop Yoga Therapy is Northern Colorado's first full time Private Practice in the Executive Suites of Old Town, Fort Collins. Sessions are one-on-one, with larger therapeutic classes held off-site in workshop format. Three basic services are provided: Private Yoga (non therapeutic needs), Yoga Therapy and Yoga Mentoring (for teachers in training).
Ena Burrud is a Certified Yoga Therapist represented through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She works within the parameters of a diagnosis provided by a medical professional and promotes healing through ancient practices. Many of the applied protocols are researched and supported in the medical comunity and clinically proven to help relieve symptoms of distress. In some instances, such as insominia, anxiety, depression, etc. yoga therapy works to heal through the exercises of yoga postures, the breathing techniques for the respiratory tract and nervous system, and meditation techniques that are customized to the individual's condition and personality. The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) regularly publishes results of clinical studies on PubMed, their own site and in quarterly journals.
Sessions may include: (but not limited to) adaptive physical postures (asana), specific breathing exercises (pranayam), meditation (various forms), lifestyle coaching and spiritual guidance, applied yoga psychology and yoga philosophy. All practices are customized with respect to faith and culture; typical yoga language and some practices are not introduced to those who feel uncomfortable in settings like yoga studios.
You may audio/video record your practice. Hand-drawn sessions are created for a home personal practice. Five session commitments are the recommended start to implement techniques successfully.
Unlike other complementary and important modalities like chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, Rolfing and the like, yoga therapy is for those who are looking for a healing, customized practice that they can do on their own. Ena works closely with clients and students, but the best results come from consistent practice. Additionally, modifications and are taught to use when practicing in group classes.
Ena is one of only a few Certified iRest® Teachers in Colorado, a protocol used by the US military for anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, PTSD and other symptoms of stress. In addition, iRest® (Integrative Restoration) is very effective within a yoga therapy session for personal inquiry, fear and blocks. The evidence-based (www.iRest.US) neurological effects are the result of laying in new neural pathways that cultivate resiliency, emotional healing and calm.
Treetop Yoga Therapy serves Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, Loveland, Estes Park, Longmont, Wellington, Boulder, Denver and surrounding areas such as Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Ena Burrud - Pictured at left on Cover of Northern Colorado Medical and Wellness Magazine, July 2015.
What do the designations mean behind a yoga teacher and yoga therapist's name?
- Yoga Alliance (YA): www.yogaalliance.org A teacher is awarded either 200 (basic training) or 500 (advanced training) Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). When a teacher has taught 1000 hours at each level, the next level award is the "E-" for experienced at that level. This agency works independently of yoga therapy agencies and awards certificates to teach only yoga,not yoga therapy. Ena's yoga trainings (over 1100 hours) and teaching experience (over 20,000 hours) are represented and designated E-RYT500 and has recently been awarded the additional designation of Yoga Alliance Continuring Education Provider (YACEP) and is granted permission to provide Continuing Education Units (CEU) to yoga teachers, nationwide. A teacher must have an E-RYT500 to teach as faculty in any certified, registered advanced teacher training program.
- International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT): www.iayt.org As of 2014, all Yoga Therapy schools nationwide must now comply with International Association of Yoga Therapist's standards to be an accreditated institution. They worked very hard to instate Yoga Therapy Master's Programs at Loyola Marymount in LA and Maryland University of Integrative Health in Maryland. An accreditated yoga therapy school must have at least 2 years of training and provide 800 additional hours of yoga therapy training above and beyond the basic 200 hour training of Yoga Alliance's requirements. In June of 2016 with a deadline of June 2017, all graduates of any yoga therapy program before 2014 (Ena Burrud, for example) must submit additional training and residential hours of private yoga therapy work with clients to grandparent for the national recognition of C-IAYT. Ena has just been awarded C-IAYT and one of the first 345 nationwide to receive it as of September 13, 2016.
- Integrative Restoration (iRest®): www.irest.us Adopted in 2006 by the Walter Reed Insititute and the US military, this protocol has been developed from traditional Yoga Nidra. It is used to address symptoms of PTS. The training is moduled into Level 1 and Level 2 week long formats after each, the designation "teacher in training" is conferred. The final Level 3 training is under the supervision of a mentor and given two years to complete. Only graduation of Level 3 confers the designation of "Certified iRest Teacher".