Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT) is a holistic healing art. Using age old yogic and modern therapeutic approaches to deepen awareness and presence, we are able to help others acknowledge and accept themselves more fully. Out of this acceptance they are more easily moved to embrace the opportunity for enhanced well-being in body, mind, emotions and spirit, and for transformational growth.A PRYT one-on-one session consists of practitioner assisted yoga postures and a dialogue process that is client-centered, open-ended and non-directive. The client is facilitated through an experience of him or herself in the present moment. Whatever happens in the present moment — physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually – finds richness in relationship to the bigger picture of how that client is being in the world in daily life — work, play, family and relationships.

PRYT Classes achieve a similar result, in a group setting. There is no dialog process, and no prescribed sequence or outcome throughout the experience. During a class, our goal is to guide each person more deeply into their own inner landscape, finding awareness, and setting the stage for each individual to access their body’s intuitive insight and move in the direction of a purpose driven and meaningful life experience.

This workshop will consist of: Introduction/History/Information – Magic Questions, Movement, Exploration of Edge, Drop-in exploration of self, guided Buddhist mindfulness meditation, accessing insight and awareness, life connection and integration, Demo of PRYT one-on-one session Integration, Q&A.

Melanie Noel
RYT200, Reiki Practitioner, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist (Fall 2021)Melanie was first introduced to yoga as a way to unwind after long days of hiking, mountain biking, or white water rafting in Northwestern Montana. While she enjoyed the slower pace those classes offered, it wasn’t until her first prenatal yoga class in 2004 that she really fell in love with everything yoga offers for the body, mind and spirit.Melanie often found herself enjoying the quiet nuances that can be found in a single moment of presence. One of the most powerful aspects of yoga for her has been learning that it’s okay to pull back, and that honoring what body and mind need from one moment into the next, is much more important than pushing toward any destination.

Melanie completed her RYT200 training at Banyan Tree Yoga. From there, she has journeyed forward to become a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, studying under Michael Lee, a pioneer in the world of Yoga Therapy. In her therapeutic offerings, she skillfully uses yogic and neuroscientific methodologies to guide clients in groups, or individually, into deep self study, giving rise to personal growth and transformation.

Melanie also enjoys listening to music, dancing, relaxing with friends and family, and not taking life too seriously.