Testimonials

Here are a few comments from clients that have received sessions from me…

“This session helped me far more than I anticipated.  The things that came up for me were eye opening.  I knew I was carrying a lot, but the session helped me sort through them and prioritize them.  It was easy for me to go deep with Amy’s presence.  I felt safe and secure to do my work.”  SM

“I was able to observe my thoughts and recognize the predominant emotion that seems to be the root of my thoughts and fears.  I believe I was able to have a clearer insight because I was constantly being asked, “What is coming up now?” and then heard my answer repeated back to me.  When I had to vocalize my thoughts they were easier to process and
harder to disregard.”  AD

“Amy was prepared, professional and held the space for me to explore my mind and body.”  SB

“I surprised myself by what came up, and more importantly, that I shared it with [Amy]. But the line of inquiry was so interesting & will prove so useful to me from now on, that I didn’t have any residual “yikes, I told things to a stranger!” feelings …”  CB

“I particularly loved being able to be passive and enjoy the postures with my eyes closed.  I am going through a lot of grief right now and not being prodded for more in depth answers was nice.  I felt able to just “be.”  ET

“Amy was great.  Her movements felt smooth and confident.”  ET

“The session was relaxing and centering. I was pleased with the consistency of the trainer’s strong yet gentle physical contact, clear vocal tone and the even pace of the session.”  KK

“I received a better understanding of Yoga Therapy, which was one of my goals. I also affirmed my current life situation and was able to reframe it in a positive light. The closure at the end of the session really worked for me. It was important to me that I connect the emotional and physical experience through verbalization (i.e. answering the trainer’s question prompts).”  KK

“I enjoyed the session very much.  I left feeling physically relaxed and mentally focused on the ideas we discussed.”  LN

“The physical stretching was the best part for me.  It is/has been on my personal agenda to get more physically flexible and the intense stretching is just what I need.  On the emotional/psychological level I was able to make the connection between my physical state and my current mental blocks.”  LN

“I walked out feeling like a new person.”  BC

“I hesitate to use the phrase “life altering”, but it was definitely overall mood altering in a major way. Prior to my session with Amy, I had been feeling a lot of anxiety I was attributing to several minimal changes in my life that were adding up. However, my session helped me realize that my feelings were stemming from another source entirely. Without Amy’s help, I may never have discovered the root of my feelings.” DN

“Everything was great!  I especially loved how willing I was to trust Amy with my body and with the contents of my mind.  She’s a natural!”  DN

“The session was an excellent introduction to a new form of therapy.  It was extremely
relaxing—allowing me to concentrate on connecting my feelings with movement of
various areas of the body.”  PP

“I was able to confront my feelings.”  PP

“I allowed myself to open up to someone who gave me the room, comfort and ear to share my thoughts and emotions.”  PP

“I thought it was very well-done.  I liked the “order of operations”.  It began with the explanation of what to expect and then proceeded at a relaxed pace. Amy, you were very professional and confident in what you were doing which helped make me comfortable.”  SB

“I liked taking the time to slow down and think about things.  This session gave me the space to self explore my feelings internally without “blabbering” on about my frustrations.” SB

“I loved my session with Amy!  I came into it feeling emotionally stuck and left with a new, clear perspective.  I found it enlightening and moving.”  AD

“I found that I was able to move through a recent loss that was causing me to feel emotionally disconnected and angry.  I found gifts and lessons from my experience that I would not have normally seen on my own.”  AD

“Amy is really great at leading these sessions.  Each one I have done with her has been helpful and healing.  I am very grateful.”  AD

“As soon as I entered the room, there was an immediate level of comfort and safety. The session left me feeling very in touch with my body and emotions- relaxed and centered. During the session I felt that I was being listened to and the body work that was done in
conjunction with the dialogue was a strong indication of this for me.”  AK

“What I really appreciated about the session was when I was speaking to an emotional response which was coming up, and the body part that was seemingly connected to it (my neck) Amy was very quickly able to address this in a way that truthfully ignited a positive and needed release.”  AK

“I feel that Amy has an energy that is very warm and inviting and because of this is at a really good place to make strong connections and do some great work with people. I think she was really respectful in making sure that I felt comfortable and was conveying through in some ways the work was reciprocal. That allowed me to feel like I was much more connected in the experience.”  AK

“It really worked for me to be both completely relaxed and also be able to speak freely from a deep place of observation.”  JB

“I loved Amy’s voice-it was so steady/neutral and very calming.  Made a huge difference with the whole experience.”  CV

“Very healing session—my energy was very different for a few days after
session.  Amy is responsive, gentle and caring.”  LC

“Overall, my experience was very positive. As a person who lacks experience in meditational yoga, I was surprised by my ability to focus inward under your guidance.” TW

“In particular, I gained a better understanding of the uniqueness of my body. I learned the physical places where I hold mental and emotional stress, which spurred an internal dialogue pertaining to how I can better manage and mitigate these stresses.” TW

“The open-ended nature of your line of questioning—in combination with your authentic, soothing voice—really worked for me. When you prompt me with phrases like “tell me more about ____”, I feel encouraged to take time to examine my vulnerabilities and to be comfortable with them.”  TW

“I can tell you are intentional when using your hands to apply pressure, and you should know that you’re very adept at using the energy of your own body to put a client at ease. The care you took when manipulating or stretching my body parts was much appreciated.”  TW

“I continued to explore myself on a physical level. This is important to me, because so much of my emotional and mental life is inseparable from the way I (usually don’t) take care of my body. I feel like I had a tune up after a few weeks of intense use.”  TW

“I thought this was an incredible session.  It actually far exceeded my expectations.  I really felt Amy and I were in great harmony.”  SM

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Services and Fees

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is a unique one on one modality that uses supported yoga postures, dialog techniques and elements of mind-body psychology to further the connection and integration of mind and body.  We find a place where we begin to know ourselves more deeply and see our life situations and place in this world in a different light.  There is so much to learn from our bodies and PRYT helps facilitate this learning.  The therapist provides physical support as she moves the client’s body gently into and out of yoga postures and stretches.  The client can relax into the postures as the therapist encourages deeper exploration through this physical support and verbal prompts.

NO YOGA EXPERINCE NECESSARY!!!!

The first Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy session lasts 2 hours.  For the first part of the session I will gather information about you that will help me get to know you and your reasons for seeking this form of therapy.  After we have talked we will move to the mat.  I will guide you through a centering meditation to help you check in with your body and land in the present moment.  I will then begin to guide and support your body through different postures and stretches while using non-directive dialog techniques that invite you to check in with your experience.  At the end of the session I will guide you through an integration that helps you process what you experienced in the session.

Fees for Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions:

First session (2 hours)–$115

All following sessions (1 ½ hours)–$85

Please contact me with any questions and visit the Phoenix Rising website at www.pryt.com.

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A Little Background….

It is written in my baby book that at 3 years of age I wanted to be a Christmas tree when I grew up.  I eventually decided that this ‘position’ would be a bit too static for me.  I needed to move.  It was that year that my mother enrolled me in dance classes, and I haven’t stopped moving yet.

I was a painfully shy child and this trait seemed especially amplified in dance class.  I stood in the back, stayed quiet, and was paralyzed at times for fear of “messing up.”  It took a few years for me to break out of this.  Not that I went through a complete
transformation and all of a sudden took front and center, but with the support
and encouragement of dance teachers and friends that I made in class, I slowly
began to embrace a new confidence and comfort in my own skin.  I’m so grateful to my mother for signing me up all those years ago!

I stayed with dance through middle school—tap, jazz, ballet; Saturday classes and
competitions; sequined costumes and way too much hairspray.  I enjoyed it, but at a certain point I suppose I began to burn out.  I wanted to try other things; or nothing.  I wanted a different routine so I took a few years off.

In my sophomore year of high school I signed up for a dance class that was being
offered at my school.  My 8th grade and freshman years had been difficult; emotionally traumatic and paralyzing.  I was again ready for some kind of change and began to feel the pull towards motion.  This class was different than what I had been used to—it was a modern class.  I’d never taken a modern class before.  I loved it.  We did creative activities,
choreographed our own dances, and for the first time my attention was really
brought to how what we think, feel, and experience is stored in our bodies and
reflected by them as well.  There was a freedom in movement that I found in this class.
I absolutely appreciate tap, jazz, and ballet and still enjoy these dance styles (well, maybe not ballet so much—I love watching others do it, but was never ballerina material), but modern dance helped me discover things about myself and offered me the freedom to uniquely express myself through movement in a way these styles had not.  I began to appreciate the therapeutic value of moving and dancing.

I went on to major in dance in college.  It was wonderful.  I loved dancing all day and having the opportunity to perform so often.  I faced a bit of a dilemma after graduation, however.  I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with dance that would support me financially.  I began researching careers in dance and came across dance therapy.  I remembered someone coming to talk to my class one day about this career path.  It
sparked my interest, but I hadn’t really thought about it again until after
graduation.  The more I read about dance/movement therapy, how it works, how it can help heal, how so many people have benefitted from it, I was pretty quickly convinced that this was something I wanted to do.  It combines dancing and movement with
psychology and counseling.  I had thought about many different careers in the therapeutic field and this one allowed me to use my love of dancing in a way that was beneficial to others.  So I applied to the prestigious program at Drexel, was accepted, and moved to the big city of Philadelphia to begin the two most challenging years of education I had experienced yet.

Halfway through my graduate program I also became interested in yoga therapy.  My mind was racing with all kinds of ways to use the body and movement to further psychological processes and learn more about the self.  I began doing yoga in college, and it was definitely a method of self-care I relied on while in the throes of a graduate program.  It helped release tension, keep me centered, and calm my overactive mind.  It only made sense that this ancient science be applied therapeutically to many conditions I was studying in my graduate classes; I wanted to know how people were doing this.  I knew I didn’t have the time or the resources while still in graduate school to pursue a training program in yoga therapy, but that didn’t stop me from researching the different methods and programs available.

Two years after I finished graduate classes and one year after I completed my
thesis, I began the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training.  This distinct form of yoga therapy appealed to me for many reasons:  I liked the one
on one structure of the session.  I was interested in how it combined elements of mind-body psychology with yoga.  I love how client-centered it is.  I appreciate how the focus on client-centered techniques doesn’t override the necessity and importance of the practitioner’s self-care.  After all, if you aren’t taking care of your own mind and body, how can you be fully present for your clients?

My training in both dance/movement therapy and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy has
been intense.  It has required a lot of introspection, reflection, study and practice.
It has been well worth the effort, though I will never be ‘finished’ learning and applying new information and techniques to my practices.  I have found these unique and inspiring
modalities extraordinarily fruitful for myself and have observed the differences they have made in others’ lives. I am endlessly inspired by every client and situation I encounter and look forward to new challenges and helping others find their voice through physical
expression and body awareness.  My passion is sharing this work, and I hope I have the opportunity to do so with you one day.

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All Is Well-Being…

The mission of All Is Well-Being is to provide compassionate, quality therapeutic care to clients and provide a safe environment in which they can express themselves. Dance/movement therapy and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy will be used to support mind/body/spirit wellness, healing and integration.

Hello!  My name is Amy Borskey, and I am a Certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner, a Board Certified Dance/movement Therapist, and a dancer.  I am available for Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions and will soon be able to offer dance/movement therapy and counseling services.

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