Services

Holistic Health Care

addresses the whole person physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  Support focuses on maintaining balance on all levels through conscious choices and prevention rather than ignoring health then responding once disease has set in (prevention vs. crisis intervention).  If dis-ease does arise, treatments can work along side traditional medicine.  Holistic health care can reduce stress, decrease pain and improve the quality of life.  It also empowers by teaching tools for daily and life-long self-care.   Hands-on Bodywork supports self-care.  Doreen, with her wide range of skills, education and experience, is delighted to assist clients in getting and staying well.

Benefits 
  • Increased Energy and Vitality

  • Illness Prevention

  • Graceful Aging

  • Flexibility & Strength

  • Physical and Mental Stability  

  • Better Balance

  • Steady Emotions

  • Enhanced Faith Connections

  • Deep Relaxation & Serenity

  • Greater Self-awareness

  • Heightened access to Intuition

  • Clarity of Life Purpose

Payment Options  
  • Venmo (@doreencorwitheckert)

  • Zelle (631-276-2517)  

  • Check: to "Doreen Eckert" and mail to 14 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976

  • Donations direct to christianspracticingyoga.org 

Yoga Therapy and Classic Yoga

A holistic approach to health care and lifestyle

 

Spanda Yoga Movement Therapy

Spanda Yoga Movement Therapy is the specific adaptation of classic yoga techniques to help manage health conditions.  It addresses physical and movement challenges as well as mindfulness and lifestyle choices.    This format bridges eastern wisdom with western medicine to offer complementary solutions for vibrant health and recovery from dis-ease.  Sessions take place one-on-one or with small groups having a similar focus. 

 

Spanda refers to the subtle creative pulse of the universe which underlies all of our thoughts and actions.  When we are in touch with it within us, we can function optimally.

 

Sample topics include

  • Cultivating Resilience

  • Movement designed to strengthen the body or heal an injury

  • Useful ways to manage stress

  • Help with sorting out an issue

  • Tools for anxiety/depression

  • Mindfulness and meditation

  • Light touch to bring awareness

  • Support for Spiritual Growth

Classic Raja Yoga

Classic yoga includes guiding principles for living wisely, postures and breath practices to cleanse and energize.  It also includes techniques to calm the sense organs and draw attention inward.  It is a complete system that addresses the needs of body, mind and spirit.  Yoga is not a religion, but can be used along-side one to enhance spiritual growth. 

 

In each class, Doreen incorporates the eight limbs of classical Royal Yoga.  She directs students in more than postures and breathwork, by imparting yoga’s guiding principles, deep relaxation, and mind-quieting techniques into the experience.  She infuses classes with scientific details and suggestions for daily life applications. 

 

Students say her approach is nourishing, and her classes feel like being taken on a journey gradually deeper and deeper toward stillness.

 

Meditation

Meditation is the crown jewel of yoga practice.  True, lasting happiness arises from going inward, not from any outer success, acquisition or relationship.  However, for many, meditation is difficult.   Learning a systematic program to quiet the chattering mind improves life.   It cultivates the capacity to bring forth innate wisdom.   It also lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and stress.  There is no substitute for meditation.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga uses propped poses, held longer to allow for stress to peel off layer by layer revealing a sense of calm and clarity.  Deep rest offers freedom from the symptoms of stress including,  physical tension, mental irritability, spiritual confusion, shortness of breath, insomnia, adrenal overstimulation, weakened immune system and so on.  Attention is placed on softening the body, so that layers of tension can release.  A quieter mind and steady breath naturally develop during the letting go process.  In this way, restorative yoga is meditative.  Sometimes it is the gateway into a meditation practice because it provides a glimpse into a quieter mind.

 

For the body, it mimics a classic yoga posture series in that the spine is moved in all directions to help restore balance and health in the body.  The internal organs are alternately soothed and stimulated in a way so as to not overstimulate or deplete the energy system.    Restorative yoga is appropriate for people of all ages and shapes.  Deep, restful and refreshing.

Christ-inspired

Christ-inspired classes explore the overlap between Christ and Classic Yoga and follow the classic order of postures, breathwork and meditation.   Students experience Christ’s teachings in the context of the body - the way Jesus came to the world - Embodied.  Move, rest and listen to the deep well of wisdom within.

 

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Specialty Classes

Integrative Bodywork

Touch is critical for good health.

Healthy, appropriate touch soothes the nervous system and supports the immune system.  It also cultivates a sense of well-being.

 

Reiki Energy
Medicine

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning “Universal Life Force Energy” It is an original form of healing given to Dr. Mikao Usui in the 1800’s during a spiritual retreat.   Hawayo Takata brought it to the USA in the 1980’s.

 

Reiki balances the electromagnetic field of the body and induces deep relaxation thus allowing the immune system to function optimally.  Sort of like charging a battery, receiving Reiki is like drawing even more than normal amounts of subtle energy from the universe, transmitted safely through the practitioner.   It assists the body in cleansing itself of toxins and hastens healing.  It also attunes the client towards the healer within.  Reiki accelerates the body’s natural healing abilities on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. 

 

During a 50-60 minute session, clients remain fully clothed while comfortably lying on a table or sitting in a chair.  Reiki is done hands-on and off the body.  Doreen combines it with breath awareness, joint mobilization, and other techniques depending on need.  Most report feeling warmth, like sunshine flowing, then become deeply relaxed and peaceful.

Call for current price.  Sliding Scale and barter available.

Aroma Touch with Doterra Oils

Using Doterra essential oils, this technique systematically nourishes the back, head and feet with four goals:   de-stress, de-toxify, strengthen immunity and re-energize.  It is a lighter touch than massage, but extremely soothing for the nervous system.  Clients feel a deep nurturing and spacious calm. The smell is euphoric!

Colleague Erin Sirona explains Energy Healing

"You have an electromagnetic field in and around your body.  An energy healer has fine-tuned their senses to work with it.  Operating from a right brained place which is quite different from the intellectual place we often navigate from, the practitioner facilitates the already-present healing capacity of the body. 

 

Similar to how a dog can hear frequencies we cannot or a bee keeper can tell you the region, date, and makeup of a particular honey just from the taste/color/smell, my training allows me to perceive this energy (which anyone can learn to do), I can alter it using sound, movement and above all-clear, focused intention. "

Workshop Offerings 

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Meditation Training

Learn a systematic, repeatable technique that will train you to relax the body and quiet the mind.  

Heart Health

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Weight and Stress

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Embodied Prayer

Be Still and Know. Psalm 46:10

Ecumenical Christ-centered movement and meditation group designed for you to nourish yourself.   Learn a systematic sequence of simple movement, breath and sense withdrawal that naturally steers the mind inward so that you might pass through the clutter of a tense body and mind and enter into what St. Theresa of Avila called ‘the cave of the heart’.  Hear scripture in a whole new way. Practice with others to gain strength. Sense the Presence of the Divine. Leave Refreshed.  Free will donation;

Forgiveness 

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Yoga Pschology Basics

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Vibrant Aging

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Restorative Yoga
Mini-retreat

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Cultivating a Strong Moral Foundation with Yoga Psychology and Ten Commandments

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Writings and Wonderings

For writings and wonderings about the intersection of Christian Theology and Yoga Philosophy go to www.christianspracticingyoga.com blog Wonder at the Crossroads.  Doreen is Managing Editor and a regular contributor.

 
 
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