Other Services

Yoga Therapy Sessions (private and group)*

Yoga Therapy is a holistic process that explores the physical, energetic, emotional/mental and spiritual (non-sectarian) needs and interests of the student.  It utilizes the many tools of yoga including breath, movement, & self discovery to promote wellness and healing on every level.

Some particulars regarding Yoga Therapy:
  • Yoga therapy is student centered, molding the teaching to the needs of the individual.
  • The yoga therapist serves as a guide in an individuals journey of healing and self discovery.
  • Yoga therapists do not diagnose or treat specific conditions. Instead we aim to create a program for optimal health based on the unique needs of the student or group.
  • While most allopathic systems of patient care focus on caring for the immediate symptoms, yoga therapy focus on the underlying imbalances that can lead to “dis-ease”.
  • Focus on overall well-being with equal emphasis on the physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions of being.
  • Health and healing in yoga therapy are “by-products” of the self-awareness/transformation that arises through yoga practice. Here health and healing are equivalent to a sense of personal wholeness.
  • Yoga therapy can but may not necessarily include yoga postures/movements. Given the needs of the student the yoga therapist will draw on a variety of yogic techniques including support with life style and diet, breathing practices, relaxation exercises, skills to develop self-observation/awareness, and meditation.
Who can best be served by yoga therapy?
  • Everyone can benefit from yoga therapy given they are working with a trained professional that is sensitive to their unique needs.
  • Folks trying to manage the challenges of being human including;  stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, poor self esteem, “dysfunctional” movement patterns, muscular/postural imbalances, poor proprioception, recovery from injury/illness, etc. will find benefit
  • Students are encouraged to research Yoga Therapists in order to find “the right fit.”
  • Yoga Therapists should have documented experience working with individuals and a minimum of 500 hours of “Yoga Therapy Training.”

Yoga Therapy sessions are with Ellen Schaeffer, C-IAYT

Yoga Therapy is a healing process.  A single session can offer some direction and insight but a commitment to a period of discovery can serve one more optimally. The cost for an individual session is $100 (1-1.5 hour). A three session package is $275.  Please contact Ellen for off site or group pricing.

To schedule a Yoga Therapy session please contact Ellen at ellen@oneyogacenter.com.  Sessions are offered on Zoom.

*The yoga therapy components of our program(s) are based on our schools affiliation with Integrative Yoga Therapy and their accreditation by the International Association Yoga Therapy, not derived from our status as an RYS® with Yoga Alliance Registry.

Individualized Yoga Teacher Mentoring

Ellen enjoys working with new and experienced Yoga Teachers who are looking for inspirational support and guidance to build skills and confidence while cultivating or refining their personal teaching style.  Each teacher is unique in their needs and interests and the mentoring sessions are adapted to each individual.

Topics that can be explored include but are not limited to:

  • Designing theme based class to support the personal growth and insight of students
  • Diversifying teaching practices/teaching tools to meet the needs of groups or individuals
  • Class design including safe and effective sequencing, adaption and modification of asana
  • Support in exploring and choosing schools/programs for continuing education

Together we will determine how many sessions will be needed to successfully address your goals and interests. Informational consult (15 minutes is free).  On going sessions are $75 per hour.  3 session package $200.  Sessions can take place by phone or Zoom!!

For more information about this service or to schedule your free informational consult, please email Ellen Schaeffer ellen@oneyogacenter.com or call 401-368-YOGA (9642).

Custom, Personalized Home Yoga Practice

Looking for support in creating a home practice? This package is designed to do just that. Join Ellen for a private Yoga session to discuss your personal needs and interests for a home practice. We will explore specific postures and adaptations of postures to meet your structural needs and choose appropriate breathing practices, meditation and relaxation practices to improve and maintain optimal health.

Following this initial session, Ellen will draw up a unique practice designed specifically for you. There will be very specific written instructions and drawings when appropriate. Once this is completed, Ellen will meet with you for a second private session to review, practice and refine the plan.

The cost for this service is $175 for current students or $200 for a student not attending classes. The service includes 2 private sessions, the preparation and copies of your Personal Yoga Plan.

For more information about this service or to schedule an appointment, please email Ellen Schaeffer ellen@oneyogacenter.com  or call 401-368-YOGA (9642).

Stress Management

Ellen offers stress management workshops and consultation for individuals and groups at the studio or for groups in the workplace. These range from one-hour, one-on-one meetings to day-long workshops. In her unique program called “Stress as a Path to Well-Being,” participants move toward embracing their stress as a means to deeper self awareness and self acceptance. In a joyful, supportive, interactive setting, they look at why certain life experiences evoke stress and how personal belief systems and stories impact the degree to which they internalize a situation. By observing the language of their bodies and implementing simple relaxation techniques, they will discover a path to bring peace to even the most stressful of moments.

Ellen has held stress management programs in mental health and hospital settings. She believes that heightened self awareness and self acceptance is the ultimate path toward inner peace and healing.

For more information about this service or to schedule an appointment, please email Ellen Schaeffer ellen@oneyogacenter.com or call 401-368-YOGA (9642).

Spiritual Life Mentoring

Living in this world, steeped in duality (good and bad, joyful and sad, beautiful and revolting, abundant and scarce), can provoke you to question the way you live. Questioning is a normal and healthy part of personal growth at every stage of life. It inspires you to look at beliefs and conditioning as a means of breaking out of old patterns and finding new and inspired ways of being.

Using the many tools of Yoga, including self reflection, body awareness, and breath work, these sessions will support you in identifying places in your life where you welcome movement and change and also offer opportunities to re-work thinking patterns that can keep you stuck in behaviors and habits that no longer serve you.

The cost for this service is $100 for 1 session (1 hour) or $180 275 for 3 sessions (recommended).

“Ellen is an extraordinary yoga therapist. In our Spiritual Living session she helped me reconnect to what is meaningful and supportive in my life. Although the session was via skype, her empathy and understanding were ever present, and I came away with steps I can take to integrate my insights into my life.” — Julia Hough, Weehawken, New Jersey

For more information about this service or to schedule an appointment, please email Ellen Schaeffer ellen@oneyogacenter.com or call 401-368-YOGA (9642). Sessions offered in person or on Skype.

Reiki Sessions Are Available by Appointment at OYC

Renee Demarco
Reiki is an energy medicine that stimulates the flow of energy in your body.  The practitioner’s hands are positioned to direct life force to an affected point, chakra center, or other area in need of healing. Our combined energy generates heat, stimulating nerve pathways and blood flow. This process is said to release, restore, and integrate energy in the subtle layers of the body, and raise the vibration in our energy field. Reiki promotes relaxation, creates a sense of well-being, and activates our natural healing ability.
Reiki is not a substitute for Western medicine but rather a complementary practice widely used in clinics, hospice, and hospitals.  The treatment encounter is conducted in a relaxed atmosphere, fully clothed, and usually lying down on a massage table.
                         Sessions    60 min – $55.00         4/60min  – $210.00
                         OYC card holders   60 min. – $45.00

Licensed Massage Therapy Available by Appointment at OYC

Please note that Lisa has moved and OYC is currently looking for a new Massage Therapist

Lisa M. Ivens, Licensed Massage Therapist
Tel: (401) 241-1924
  • Relaxation
  • Pain Management
  • Stress Relief
  • General Well Being
  • Recharge Mind & Body

Lisa has been practicing therapeutic massage therapy for more than 10 years now. Her treatment approach combines various modalities received through professional training, workshops and the additional skills her hands on experience has provided. She believes whole-heartedly that the body can heal itself when given the proper tools and opportunity to recuperate. This fast paced, hectic society; now more than ever warrants regular time for oneself to recharge your batteries. Your mind, body & spirit will benefit tremendously from regular treatments. So… give therapeutic massage a try and start feeling better today!

For more information about this service or to schedule and appointment, please visit Lisa Ivens website or calll: (401) 241-1924.

Sara Smith, Licensed Massage Therapist
Tel:(401) 480-3158.

Sara has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in Rhode Island since 2003 and is professionally insured by the ABMP. Sara brings her years of experience and great compassion to the healing art of massage therapy to every client.

Her services include:

  • traditional Swedish Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Deep Tissue and Sports Massage
  • For the Mother to Be, Sara is also a certified in Prenatal massage.

Whether you are seeking a tranquil escape to restore a tired body and mind, or recovering from an injury that has kept you from being as productive as you once were, Sara takes great care in delivering skillful techniques with great care and professionalism.

For more information about this service or to schedule and appointment, please call Sara at: (401) 480-3158.