Ahimsa Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda

Private Lessons for Individualized Healing


Yoga Therapy is a type of yoga that emphasizes the individual person and healing  from its current state. By connecting the breath to the body, relearning body movements and becoming body aware, yoga postures are used to balance the body and train the mind. You can learn more about the difference between a yoga class and a private yoga therapy session here.

Yoga Therapy would be incomplete if not combined with its sister sister AyurvedaAyurveda is about understanding one’s own energy and tendencies, and then working with the daily imbalances that occur with time and experience. By living mindfully, connecting with the rhythms of our body and environment, we can live more balanced, harmonious lives. Learn more about Ayurveda.

Ahimsa is the inspiration of the Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda lessons that I specialize in. It is said that we are always our own worst critic. Get a fresh look and I can coach you through body transformation, mental focus, and help you to achieve your goals. In addition to helping you incorporate a daily yoga mat session and food/lifestyle recommendations for your body, I also offer guidance and support on meditation & self-reflection, including advice on how to align your life with Ahimsa principles.

When roughly translated, Ahimsa means “nonviolence.” However, we must note that the word nonviolence suggests a passive condition, whereas in Sanskrit, the term Ahimsa suggests a dynamic state of mind in which power is released. “Strength,” Gandhi said, “does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Ahimsa can be practiced on many levels but the first step is the self. In this society, we seem to have lost ourselves in this high-speed, technology-addicted craze. Ahimsa does not only govern our interactions with the outside world but also within our own minds. Our own thoughts and our spoken words should also be treated with Ahimsa.

Learn more about yourself, your habits and take steps to turn those dreams into reality.

I had quite a few restless nights and was finding it very difficult to sleep. After a few minutes of her asking questions she had said that it sounded like I was very anxious and I needed to slow down my breathing to than slow down my thoughts. She had explained to me how it is often to difficult to rest or go to sleep if our minds are busy. A combination of her guided breathing exercises, knowledge of the body, and the music she had playing put me at peace. I was able to slow down my thoughts and begin to rest. It was the first time I had ever had so much control of me when before this moment I had never been taught that I can do such a thing.

Chris L.

I have had some injuries; automobile accident and a fall.  Therefore, I have some back problems. I signed up with Laurie Hang of the Ahimsa Yoga Therapy early April 2016 and slowly I am beginning to feel much better about the straightening and strengthening of my lower back. The positions are not that difficult to get into. Laurie makes me feel welcome, she is warm, caring, conscientious instructor.  I am on my way to becoming an agile senior again.

Ruth R.