"And I said softly to my body. "I want to be your friend." It took a long breath and replied, "I have been waiting my whole life for this."
The Journey of a Healing Artist...
Started Meditation & Yoga in 1999
Became an Integral Hatha Yoga Teacher in 2003
Taught Hatha Yoga in Pennsylvania 2003-2010
Lived at Yogaville 2010-2014
Intermediate TT 2013
Started teaching Yoga of Recovery 2011
Trained with Jyothi Wattanabe in Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage in 2011
Studied Healing with the Chakras with Nischala Joy Devi in 2012
Became a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist in 2016
Certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapy in 2016
Studied and certified to teach Raja Yoga and the Yoga Sutras of Patajali with Swami Karunananda and Swami Priyananda in 2018
Studied Vagus Nerve, Craniosacral and touch skills with Janet Evergreen in 2017-18
Beginning studies in Pre and Perinatal Psychology/Attachment Issues in 2019
Chitra Kate McDevitt
Thai Restorative Bodywork
Thai Restorative bodywork is a synthesis of Thai massage, Restorative yoga, and Yoga Therapy with somatic practices to find the bodies innate health. Chitra's approach to this ancient art is unique with a sensitivity to the healing power of body awareness and presence. Some sessions may focus more on body mechanics and healing areas of pain or tightness. Others may take a more spiritual or emotional path making space for what needs to move through for healing. Releasing the body's emotional holding patterns.
Yoga Therapy is an ever evolving and ancient yet entirely new modality. The research by people like Bessel Van Der Kolk and Porges and Siegel have paved the way for a new understanding of the relationship between mind and body. Yet this understanding is nothing new to the Yogi's who have passed the teachings of yoga down to us for the past 5000 some years. As a yoga therapist I am here to help those who find themselves what I call "neck up." Living life from the minds confusing and endless categorizing and thinking, thinking, thinking...
But presence lies in our body and our breath.
Finding presence opens us up to our next step, our new awareness, our epiphanies and compassions.
A session may involve bodywork, meditation, and slow movement but each session is different depending on the individual.
Time may also focus on recovery and lifestyle support from a yogic and Ayurvedic wholistic perspective.