The Village Center for Holistic Therapy is a specialized holistic group practice located in the West End Village, two miles from downtown Pittsburgh. In addition to structured and supportive therapy services, our Center provides wellness activities such as yoga and exercise classes, meditation classes, and educational workshops.
Holistic therapy opens doorways to learning about the ways in which different parts of our selves and our relationships with others are connected. It is inclusive and involves the physical, mental, spiritual, communal/social aspects of human beings. Addressing all the parts of the self, holistic therapy supports and empowers.
At the Village Center for Holistic Therapy, our staff will help you make a plan to gradually strengthen your breath, body, relationships, and mind. Together we will develop a simple and direct philosophy of mind that truly belongs to you.
Please call or email us for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.
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Gentle Yoga *ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!*
7 weeks, April 9 - May 28 (no class May 7)
Thursdays 6:15-7:15 pm
$55; Teacher: Angie Phares
Gentle Yoga aims to rejuvenate your body after a long day with attention to breath, stretches for muscles and fascia, and restorative postures. This is an appropriate class for beginners, or those who want a slower and gentler practice for the evening hours. Additionally, this class will prepare your body for seated meditation (a Guided Meditation class follows at 7:30 pm if you would like to continue practice at that point).
Please email Angie at Angie@villagetherapy.org to reserve your space and fill out a short health questionnaire.
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Yoga for Self Love Therapy Series
Beginning April 1
Co-facilitated by Kristy Weidner, LCSW and Michael Lubbert, E-RYT 500
This 5-week series combines the tools of yoga with therapy to address the external and internal tensions that arise daily in our social relationships and sense of our selves. A therapeutic practice of yoga addresses tensions on both global and specific levels: the breath is our number one tool to bring calm to body and mind, and with the support of that calmness, we can begin to observe our conflicts—and our possibilities surrounding those conflicts—without the extra noise of hopelessness, negativity, or catastrophizing. Through this process we begin to understand what loving ourselves truly means.
Questions? Please contact Kristy Weidner by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or phone: (412) 455-6890
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Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30pm
Instructor: Victor Barbetti, PhD
Many studies show that meditation can relieve stress and encourage mental clarity. Meditation isn't about escape, though; it allows us to see our thoughts and habits more clearly without attaching the burden of judgment to them. A regular practice of meditation may thus help develop compassion, love and patience for our selves and others. This guided class will address ways to prepare your body for sitting. We’ll also work on developing concentration and an even and smooth breath. Other techniques that may be used in class include visualization, sound therapy, and deep relaxation.
Note: This class is designed for beginners and those with experience meditating. Props (cushions, blankets, etc.) are provided. Just bring yourself and comfortable clothing to sit in!