Curran, RN, CSYT
Interviewed by Marlene (Matrikaa) Gast
“How good do you want to feel?” is my question to clients. Depending on their needs and readiness, I offer them Embodyment® sessions, Svaroopa® Yoga Treating Pain protocols or Svaroopa® Yoga Neck & Shoulders Therapy. I have seen clients experience tremendous healing. Those who commit to weekly sessions have received the most benefit – even miraculous results. They first come to Svaroopa® Yoga Therapy for a specific issue, but keep coming back because they love how they feel!
About 18 months ago, a client came to me with achiness in her neck and shoulders. I began her sessions with Treating Pain therapeutic protocols. After completing Neck & Shoulders Therapy training recently, I moved to Neck & Shoulders protocols. She is just in awe of how much she is flourishing.
Every session, she says, “I feel great!” If she runs into relapse or some discomfort in new poses in yoga class, she says, “Yeah, it’s just my stuff. I’m amazed at how much lower my shoulders are, and that I’m feeling so good all the time.” She even notices her body has changed so much that her pants are too short, though they haven’t been altered.
As her yoga therapist, I marvel at seeing her go deeper in sessions, exploring deeper layers within. As a deep yogi, she notices — and is staring to dissolve — inner resistance (not just in her body). Her heart is opening, and she is becoming more in tune with emotions and her family’s needs.
A true Miracle Story comes from a client who had an inner ear virus. It caused dizziness and significant damage to head nerves. She would experience dizziness that would last for days and days, often requiring bed rest. Loss of equilibrium affected her work and caused other life losses as well. Diagnosed with a vestibular problem, she was prescribed vestibular physical therapy (eye movements, gaze stabilization exercises, head movements, etc.). This PT helped her condition to some degree. She was told, however, there was not much else that could be done for her.
When she decided to try yoga therapy in 2017, I began with the Ujjayi Ramayana protocol for Treating Pain. The next step was Embodyment® Yoga Therapy sessions for a year. By summer 2018, she had vastly shifted and was ready for Yoga Therapy protocols. Now, she says, “This is the only thing that has helped me. Even so, I am more than my condition.”
Her flare ups of dizziness do still occur. Yet they last for only for a couple of hours, not days. And she has no trouble dealing with this experience. She knows she is in a deep healing process and is more accepting of her condition. Tending to be quiet and shy, she says she has more confidence now. She even describes being able to speak up in meetings at work. In her yoga therapy sessions, she settles deeply into Consciousness within, which is when healing occurs on all levels. Sometimes my clients say that I have healed them so much. Then I have to remind them it’s not me. Instead, the healing power of Consciousness, which comes from the inside, is healing them. It’s beautiful to witness. I don’t have the words to describe all that I’m seeing in my Svaroopa® Yoga Therapy clients. It’s just Grace! To have a role in their healing and transformation is an honor.