Kelly McArdle, a registered Yoga Therapist, owner of Nelumbo Yoga Therapy, providing Therapeutic techniques to clients one on one, and in small therapeutic group settings joins eHealth Radio and the Yoga and Fitness Channels.
What is the difference between Yoga and Yoga Therapy?
Why Yoga Therapy in this day and age? And what are the techniques used?
What population do you work with using Yoga Therapy?
Is yoga for everyone?
What are the benefits of Yoga Therapy?
Kelly McArdle is a yoga therapist & counsellor utilizing yogic techniques to promote healing. She has been studying yoga (hot, regular, restorative and everything in between!) for the last 11 years as well as eastern philosophy for 7 years.
She is trained and certified in Anusara-style Yoga Therapy, focusing on anatomy and physiology, holistic therapy, Anusara structural manual adjustments, asana for chronic pain and diseases, Ayurvedic philosophy and doshic assessment, and chakra balancing. She has also received training from Dana Moore and Yoga for Trauma, Yoga Warriors training for Trauma-Survivors, children’s yoga teaching certification through PowerYoga Canada, and seniors yoga certification through Annette Wertman, Ageless Yoga and Esther Myers Yoga.
Kelly currently works as the Yoga Therapist on staff at The Bear Clinic, Integrated Healthcare in Oakville ON. She has worked professionally in many counselling environments including corporate, private sector career counselling, social service counselling for homeless and/or drug addicted young adults, facilitator teaching education-based programs for children 0-5 years old, and a recreational counsellor for seniors with various mental health diagnoses. She also has a preoccupation with, and counselling background in, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Kelly has been a member of The School of Philosophy, Toronto, for 7 years. She is also a member of a psychiatric clinic in Oakville as the Yoga Therapist on staff.
Through her years of experience she has grown more and more convinced of the mind-body interrelationship and the need for a counselling therapy that addresses people along the mind-body relationship in order to promote effective, long-term healing.
She is very much interested in the integration of brain sciences, mindfulness and contemplative practices in focusing on activating the brain in very positive ways.
Yoga therapy is a relatively new industry (although based on ancient wisdom it is redesigned for contemporary health issues). Kelly is very excited to be working on the cutting edge of this therapy assisting people to regain health, wellness and contentment.