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Yogita Bouchard

Yogita brings presence and passion to her work with clients.

She has been working in the Health,Wellness, and Personal growth fields since 1995 when she  completed a 500 hour training and certification in Acupressure and Chinese medicine. A year later she began a four year series of professional trainings in Hakomi, a body centred  form  of Psychotherapy. This was the beginning of a long and meaningful path working with clients through the body, creating the safety to bring healing to the  emotional, psychological and trauma content that is often present. 

In  the year 2000 Yogita began a 6 month training in Prenatal Psychology as an outgrowth of her work as an Aquatic Therapist. She and her husband Richard had opened Canada’s first  Watsu aquatic therapy facility.  Working with clients in a unique warm water environment allowed for the release of somatic holding patterns while attending relationally to the emotions and the attachment patterns that would at times arise.

 In 2014 Yogita graduated from a two year certification program at the MH Viccars School of Massage Therapy. Cocurrently she studied mayo-fascial release with John f. Barnes, which helped deepen her understanding of how each person’s unique history is held in their physiology, in a way is often unaccessable to normal cognition. Increasingly her work has moved in the direction of helping clients find freedom and ease in the body by changing the way the past is held in the tissues themselves.

In 2017 Yogita graduated from a 2 year training in Relational Somatic Therapy and has become a certified Therapeutic Counsellor. 

 I have a deep trust in the wisdom we each have access to within our own bodies, what I like to call “the body brain”  My job is to help create the conditions for you to access this knowing, so that you may rewire old self limiting scripts from the past and gain the freedom to choose how you wish to respond  to life in a more empowered way. 

The 24 years during which I have been working with clients has intertwined with my own journey of personal healing and transformation. I have immense gratitude and humility for the people who have trusted me to hold with them the tender and vulnerable places, and for those teachers and mentors, who have held me in this same way. 

Yogita fascilitates couples and women's workshops at Mountain Waters Retreat. Last autumn she led a  three week Women's Pilgrimage trek in Nepal. She brings care, passion and a deep sense of reverence to her work. She has a passion for nature, the outdoors and allowing the deep Mystery to unfold. Together with her huband Richard they have 5 adult children and are now delighted to be grand-parents.

Contact:

Tel: 205-354-7758
Email: yogita@somatherapies.ca