Reden Yoga Therapy & Thai Massage Opens
“I really want to continue to grow what I began way back in 1999,” says Thai yoga massage teacher and practitioner Elizabeth Miller who moved Reden Yoga Therapy to 219 E. Arcadia Ave. in the University District after ten years on North High Street in Clintonville.
“This new, larger space will let us offer more Thai yoga massage to groups like men’s outings, moms’ night out, bridal parties, etc.,” she says. “I’d even love to see us as a stop on friend groups’ progressive dinner night! Wouldn’t that be fun?”
Reden Yoga Therapy is a space for two complementary healing practices: Yoga (viniyoga) therapy and Thai yoga massage. Yoga therapy applies to the whole individual not just one aspect of our humanity, like just our physicality or just our emotions.
“Our new, larger space will allow for group viniyoga therapy classes for students with particular needs to meet one another and practice together. The group therapy classes can cover anything from stress reduction to scoliosis, better back health, to seasonal affective disorder,” says Miller. “Traditionally, Thai yoga massage is often done in Buddhist temples in a large room with multiple practitioners and recipients, so our new space will be more in line with the Thai tradition. Besides myself, Charles Gibson, Constance Piwtorak, Cat Bagent, Stella Cornett, and Carrie Ingham will offer Thai Yoga massage here, too. Carrie also did our wonderful photos of our new space.”
Rather than being an ordinary yoga studio, Miller conducts Reden as a yoga shala.
“’Shala’ means ‘home’ or ‘school’ in Sanskrit,” she says. “Both viniyoga therapy and Thai yoga massage emphasize education. Whether it’s learning about our own systems through the deep relaxation that Thai yoga massage offers or the deep understanding that a personalized viniyoga practice offers, the emphasis is on education, deeply connecting our minds and bodies. Our main focus at Reden is education, relaxation, and community. We gather at a shala to deepen our own practice, and Reden offer both Thai yoga massage and viniyoga therapy to help our students along their own personal path of learning.”
Elizabeth Miller, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, leads the viniyoga therapy sessions and classes as well as the Thai Yoga Massage trainings. She has been a Thai yoga massage practioner for over 10 years.
“This newest space will allow us to offer trainings in Thai yoga massage, individual viniyoga therapy sessions, group viniyoga therapy classes, and individual & group Thai yoga massage sessions,” she says.
Reden Yoga Therapy offers Thai Yoga massage, grief counseling, back therapy and many other yoga-based healing modalities.
For more information, visit redenyoga.com.