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 are the differences between a Yoga Teacher, a Yoga Therapist and an iRest® Facilitator?
- (YA) Yoga Designation E-RYT500 and YACEP: Ena's yoga trainings (over 1100 hours) and teaching experience (over 20,000 hours) are represented and designated E-RYT500 (Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher) through the Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org). A teacer is awarded 200 or 500 hours of teaching and then at least 1000 hours of teaching at each level designates the next level award of "E". This agency works independently of yoga therapy studies agencies and awards certificates to teach only yoga, not yoga therapy. Ena is a Yoga Alliance Continuring Education Provider (YACEP) and is granted permission to teach in advanced teacher trainings and to provide Continuing Education Units (CEU) to yoga teachers, nationwide.
- (IAYT) Yoga Therapy Designation Update: As of 2014, all Yoga Therapy schools nationwide must now comply with International Association of Yoga Therapist's (www.iayt.org) 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 school must last at least 2 years and provide 800 additional hours of yoga therapy training above and beyond the basic 200 hour training of Yoga Alliance's requirements for a beginning yoga teacher. 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.
- iRest® facilitator Designation: iRest® is short for Integrative Restoration (www.irest.us) and is a protocol developed from traditional Yoga Nidra originally adapted to address the needs of those in the military and the homeless with symptoms of PTSD. 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".