What Is Embodyment
Easier than a yoga class, more deeply relaxing than a massage
Embodyment is a gift handed down to us by our teacher, the founder of Svaroopa™ yoga, Rama Berch. It incorporates the deepest elements of Svaroopa yoga. In a one-hour, one-on-one session, your therapist works to facilitate the release of deeply-held tensions in your body. An Embodyment session is deeply relaxing, restorative, and transformative. In one hour, you receive benefits equivalent to what several yoga classes might bring.
What Is an Embodyment Session Like?
The session begins with you resting in a fully-supported relaxation pose (called shavasana). Your therapist makes sure you are comfortable, giving you the usual adjustments to deepen your relaxation. Then, your therapist applies a simple but profoundly effective hands-on technique that enables your whole body to release deeply-held tensions, especially those held in the muscles along base of the spine. Near the end of the session, to carry the changes through the rest of the spine, the therapist massages the muscles along both sides of your spine, from the base of the spine toward the neck and shoulders.
How Will I Feel Afterward?
As with any other type of therapy, the response is unique to each individual. However, we often hear clients say things such as that they feel taller, lighter, or, as one client put it, "aerated." One client remarked that it feels like "the taste of the very best chocolate." Another said it was like "the fragrance of freshly baked bread." Still another: "I never knew I could feel this relaxed!"
For a while after the session, to let the benefits take hold, we recommend you keep a light schedule, with no heavy physical work or exercise. This also gives you the opportunity to become aware of any subtle changes in your whole being.
How Often Should I receive Embodyment?
This depends on your needs.
If you are looking to deepen your practice and spiritual connection, schedule an Embodyment as often as you like.
Many of our students receive sessions regularly, from once a week to once every four to six weeks.
Ideally, we recommend at least one session per semester, especially for those of you practicing at the deeper, experienced, and advanced levels.
If you are physically challenged by a particular injury or ailment,
or feeling "stuck" physically, emotionally, or even spiritually, we often recommend a special series of sessions called “overlap healing.” These consist of up to ten sessions over a two to three week period, in addition to your regular yoga classes.
How Much Does a Session Cost?
A single Embodyment session is $70. You can purchase a series of sessions at a discount.
It gives us a great pleasure to be able to share this with you, and we hope that everyone can enjoy the experience. Call us to make an appointment and experience for yourself how Embodyment can bring you a deeper experience of the many benefits of yoga.