What is Yothera?
Yothera is a combination of the words “Yoga” and “Therapy.”
Yothera encourages all therapeutic/healing practitioners to embrace flow, creativity, and their own inner authority to create MAGIC of their own, to bring to their clients.
Yothera is a therapeutic healing modality developed by Jessica Maitri, that uses both a variety of therapeutic approaches gathered over her years of personal training and development. These techniques are personally used by Jessica, in her continued transformation journey.
Yothera includes, but is not limited to mental health therapists who wish to weave the body and non-traditional healing work into their clinical work. Therapists in private practice as well as community organizations and corporations would benefit.
Jessica is passionate about being a bridge for healers of all modalities to come together to create more connection instead of continued separation or competition. She is inspired to play a role in the Integrative Medical Model, where therapists, holistic healers, doctors, nutritionists, medical professionals, holistic coaches and intuitive practitioners can work together in collaboration.
Jessica is passionate about co-creating and collaborating with other traditional therapists and healers to create a well-rounded approach to mental health and healing. She offers a variety of ways for therapists to collaborate with her in their individual work with clients, to empower and catalyze their client’s progress.
A Yothera facilitator training model to become a certified Yothera practitioner is in the works—coming soon!
Until then, please respect that the Yothera modality is created and owned by Jessica Maitri, and all materials used in our work together must be credited.
Yothera includes, but is not limited to, the use of the following modalities/techniques:
-Altered states of consciousness, changing brain wave states to access the subconscious mind
-Various therapeutic breathing techniques
-Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy techniques
-Traditional and trauma sensitive yoga foundational practices
-Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/Tapping)
-Therapeutic writing exercises
-Therapeutic dialogue and empowering voice activation practices
Yothera is based primarily (but not limited to) the following psychology models of therapeutic practice:
-Carl Jung’s archetypes and shadow work
-Rogerian dialogue techniques
-Internal Family Systems
-Freud’s defense mechanisms
-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
HOW IS YOTHERA DIFFERENT?
Yothera is a client-centered model, instead of a diagnostic model. The process allows for free-flow, creativity in the moment without agenda. This allows both Jessica and the client to co-create and follow the body’s intuition and subconscious information for deeper healing.
Yothera assists clients in accepting all parts of themselves, and ultimately embrace JOY and FREEDOM in their bodies and lives.
Yothera encourages clients to direct their own path and begin to trust their inner wisdom and intuition.
Jessica plays a supportive role and accountability partner in the client’s own personal journey, guided by their own intuition.
She is simply a guide, and this is a journey between YOU and YOU.
What does a Yothera individual session look like?
A Yothera one-on-one session consists of Jessica guiding the client to go inward and exploring their inner landscape. This is done using a unique blend of techniques that alter states of consciousness and brain wave states, breath work practices, embodied and psychology approaches listed above, and is catered specifically to the client’s needs in ever session.
The individual is guided through an experience of him or herself in the present moment. And what ever 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.
Based on the information that shows up for the client, Jessica and the client then close the session with integration using writing, speaking techniques, and intention setting to ground their insights from the session into tangible, workable approaches in their everyday lives.
What you’ll need: Space to move/gentle movements, quiet environment, comfortable clothing, journal and pen, open mind and heart
What does a Yothera Group look like?
The Yothera group model is a 4-Week, theme-based group series. Each week has a different theme (listed below). Groups also consist of similar embodied and psychology approaches as individual sessions, and often achieves a similar result. The benefits of group work include an edge of vulnerability and openness that is often not addressed in individual sessions, and can provide profound healing for those willing to connect at a heart-level. Clients have the freedom to explore their bodies and inner wisdom in a group, as well as process what happened for them in a safe, confidential and therapeutic setting.
The importance of being witnessed in a safe container
Being witnessed and acknowledged is an important part of healing trauma and re-writing our life stories, and can provide a level of social healing as well. Groups can offer a sense of belonging and acceptance, and a wonderful vulnerability practice. As we embrace that we are all a mirror for each other in a profound way, we no longer experience separation but a feeling of complete one-ness and heart connection.
Groups consist of no more than 10 clients at a time, to maintain intimacy and safety. Groups support individuals with learning how to live a purposeful and value-driven life, and has facilitated deeper friendships over time.
6 CEU credits are also available for licensed mental heath professionals. This group is open to ALL.
Weekly themes include:
Your Body Your Guide
Acceptance and Truth
What you’ll need: Yoga mat, comfortable clothing, journal and pen, open mind and heart
These themes build on each other each week in a therapeutic way that begins to help the client explore their truths, and build trust in themselves to make lasting changes in their lives.
More information on group work is found under “Groups and Classes.”
Who would benefit from Yothera?
Healing professionals of all kinds, including mental health therapists, who wish to incorporate mind/body/spirit approach to their work. Themselves and/or the population they serve struggles with:
1. Desires higher levels of Self Trust and Self Esteem
2. A Longing to Break Free from old emotional, mental, or physical patterns that are holding you back from your highest potential
3. Value Sovereignty instead of Codependency in themselves and in all relationships
4. Desire a better relationship with their body and intuition,
5. Wish to break FREE of Fear and Scarcity, and embrace ABUNDANCE
6. Unlock their voice and confidently speak their Truth
7. Struggle with body pain, or recurrent health issues (ie: body hurts, inflammation, recurring injuries, chronic pain) and wish to have a different relationship with physical symptoms
8. Desire to set healthy boundaries in Love
9. Wish to establish a deeper connection to their own intuition and deep wisdom
10. You are a professional healer, seeking a more connected community of integrative practitioners
YOTHERA BENEFITS BOTH MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL AGES
*18 years and older*
“The Neuroscience of Mindfulness”
Links to Research and Clinical Studies
“Attending to the present: mindfulness meditation reveals distinct neural modes of self-reference”
“The Polyvagal Theory in Practice”
“On the embodiment of emotion regulation: interoceptive awareness facilitates reappraisal”
“Clinical Yoga Studies”
Popular Yoga Philosophy Books:
The Differences between Happiness and a Meaningful Life:
The Will and Ways of Hope: