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Valerie Seolas

Licensed Massage Therapist/Yoga Instructor

About Me

At an early age I found a passion for health and wellness, fitness, being active and the outdoors. I love practicing and teaching yoga and have found that my yoga practice on the mat of cultivating an open and soft heart directly inspires my daily practice of staying conscious, aware and living life on purpose. Practicing yoga on and off the mat, helps me through the many ups and downs of life in a joyful, transformative and insightful awareness into WHO WE ARE. I also love how the principles of yoga can be applied to any aspect of our lives. I am inspired by the beauty of diversity and goodness of all people and continually draw inspiration from our differences and each unique perspective.

 I believe that our bodies are an outward reflection of our inner emotional, spiritual, and energetic state and that our beliefs deeply affect our experience in life. This holistic "whole body" therapy addresses problems at their core, rather than just "fixing" the physical manifestations we experience. 

Work experience

Sep 1993Present

Licensed Massage Therapist

Self Employed

Therapeutic Structural Based massage utilizing various styles of massage including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Energy work including Chakra work, Emotional Release and Reiki. I focus on the body as a whole and believe that everything physical has an emotional/energetic root. By addressing all the systems and parts of the body the patient can heal themselves from the inside out. 

May 2008Present

Yoga Instructor

Independant Contractor for Lifted Life Yoga Center and Momentum Climbing Gym

200 Hr RYT Certified in the Anusara Tradition with Adam Ballenger.  Specialize in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga with a strong emphasis on healthy alignment and heart themed practice. 

Education

Feb 2013Apr 2013

50 hr Yoga Therapy Teacher Training

Mudita Yoga

Yoga Training aimed specifically at helping students with Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, and Eating Disorders through Yoga, Chakra Work, Meditation/Visualization, Pranayama, and Affirmations.

Sep 2008May 2009

200 Hr RYT Yoga Instructor Certification in the Anusara Tradition

Adam Ballenger Yoga

200 Hr Certification including 100 hr Immersion in the History, Philosophy, Spirituality and Ethics of Yoga. 100 Hrs of Technical Alignment, Anatomy, and Heart Themed Instruction. 

Jan 1993May 1994

200 Hr Massage Therapy Apprenticeship

Rocky Mountain Massage Therapy

200 hr Training in Massage Therapy Training focusing on Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, and Intuitive Energy Work. 

Sep 1992Aug 1996

BS Health Promotions

Brigham Young University

Bachelor of Science in the Health Sciences department in Health and Wellness focusing on designing, implementing and running Holistic Wellness Programs for Individuals, Health Clubs/Gyms, and Corporate Settings. 

References

Carrie Coppola  Owner of Mudita Yoga

801-669-3627