Neurogenic Yoga™ is a simple, gentle and profound practice that facilities the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional stress and tension. During a Neurogenic Yoga™ practice, we safely self induce therapeutic vibration using yoga postures and breath. Often vibration begins in the legs and may spread throughout the entire body. This method is based on Dr. David Berceli’s technique of Trauma Releasing Exercises™ (TRE™). Private and small group sessions are available. View More
This practice combines yoga asana and pranayama with the body’s natural, therapeutic shaking response. This shaking response in humans, much the same as the instinctual shaking in animals, is the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension and trauma, or unconscious muscle contraction in order to restore the body to wholeness. When the nervous system identifies threat, vibration or shaking in the body is designed to occur automatically. However, negative social constructs and beliefs around what it means to allow ourselves to shake, tremor, or show vulnerability, condition us out of this innate release mechanism at a very early age. Neurogenic Yoga™ reawakens our body’s intrinsic release mechanism for optimal health.
Everyone can benefint from this program. Whether you are a competitive athlete, marathon runner, or someone recovering from addiction, a debilitating illness, or emotional upset, these modalities can benefit you immensely. They will “meet you where you are.”
San Diego/ Los Angeles/ Lancaster
What Other People Think
I just did a Neurogenic Yoga workshop, and it was amazing. I’ve done lots of different styles of yoga but had only learned about Neurogenic from Steph. It was so interesting to hear about it, and it was even more exciting to participate in a small group and actually try it out. I can’t wait to do more to build on what I learned. No one else that I know is offering this. Very cool.
I have been a chronic back pain sufferer for about 20 years. Taking either prescription or over-the-counter painkillers every day. After about 6-8 private sessions with Stephanie, most days I don’t take anything! We are continuing to work together building strength and flexibility that I have not had in a long time. In short, she has achieved what no Doctor, Chiropractor, or Physical Therapist has tried to.
Private training is offered in a variety of ways. Stephanie can create a personal program consisting of either yoga, restorative, meditation, or personal training. These can also be combined to offer an overall lifestyle revamp and help to create balance and happiness in ones life. Learning what makes you happy so that you can continue to thrive and grow from the inside to reflect on the outside. These programs also help in removing negative thought programs and behaviors.
What Other People Think
“I was amazed at the depth of support provided by Stephanie Pafford. After a mix of health issues leading to insomnia and anxiety I am so grateful I discovered Restorative Yoga. This yoga was able to help calm my hyperactive mind and nervous system, let me sleep and promote healing. As an Occupational Therapist and a Board Certified Coach, I was impressed by the deep rapport Stephanie had with me and other students. In addition, Stephanie has a deep understanding of Anatomy and Physiology and provides gentle, but potent hands on support. With so much gratitude for this yoga, I knew I wanted to become a student of Stephanie’s. As a result I have recently completed my Restorative Yoga Certification and am deeply appreciative of what I have to now share. It is hard to describe the special way Stephanie shares her heart and wisdom with her students.”
“I am a 60 year male who has experienced pain and numbness from my lower neck across my shoulder and down my left arm for about 7 years. My last job was 14 years with an aggressive commodities trading company. I have been to physical therapy many times and also own a traction machine. I started practicing Nuerogenic Yoga in Sep ’16 at the urging of my daughter Jane, a yoga instructor. Jane specifically introduced me to Stephanie Pafford due to her experience and expert training in Nuerogenic yoga. My first one on one class was extremely insightful…it was a bridge to many new thoughts combined with a physical flow to correctly exercise your entire body….and your mind…and your breath…and…it just keeps getting better. It is impossible to put into a few words what has been learned and gained in such a short period of time. The top five, yes five, are: Neck/shoulder pain are gone, flexibility and body balance have never been better, breathing techniques (soooo important), a new ability to remain centered, and time and space to feel good about yourself. To anyone with back, shoulder, or neck pain I highly recommend Stephanie Pafford’s instruction and guidance. If your just a human!”