with Jess Dene Schlesinger
Trauma-informed movement that attempts to dismantle the hierarchy of bodies and minds.
Access–Centered Yoga for Trauma & Pain
Sitting, standing, and lying down variations offered
Mats and props provided
See individual class pages for more details.
Private Yoga Sessions for Chronic Illness and Pain
I have been practicing yoga for 17 years, teaching yoga for two, and working closely with a yoga therapist for five. My skill and knowledge base is vast and my specialties wide. For the last two years, my main focus has been helping other people with chronic pain, illness, and trauma heal. I utilize foundations of alignment, core stability, breath work, and energetic cleansing to reduce inflammation, move pain and trauma through our bodies, calm down our nervous systems, and alleviate chronic pain and illness.
I have experience working with: depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD and complex PTSD, gastrointestinal disorders, fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, chronic fatigue, arthritis, Lyme disease, asthma, lupus, Crohn’s disease, post-surgical pain, post car accident trauma, addiction, skeletal/muscular/nerve pain, migraines, thoracic outlet syndrome, repetitive stress injury, multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic stress management.
About the sessions: I offer sliding scale sessions to make sure that my services are affordable to my community. This being said, I stress the importance of carefully, intentionally, authentically, and honestly paying what you can afford based off of your income. Sliding scale is $80-$200 an hour however, if you cannot afford this, you are welcome to contact me and I can see if I am able to meet your needs while sustaining myself. I am able to travel to you; I do require that your home is free of very harsh chemical fragrance (i.e. is there are Febreze or Glade plug-ins around your space I will have an allergic reaction) but pets are not a problem. I am also able to do sessions in my studio in San Rafael, if that is more comfortable for you.