Holistic Psychotherapist, Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master
In her work with clients Kanjana offers an evidence-based blend of traditional Western psychotherapy & neuroscience and ancient Eastern comprehensive yoga therapy. Kanjana’s mission is to empower clients to tap into their unique strengths and live a full life based on their values.
In addition to her therapy practice, Kanjana facilitates workshops on yoga therapy for mental health and co-leads The Body Compassion Project Retreats and Renew Retreats across the country. She has years of experience training healthcare professionals (CEUs offered), support staff, and groups of clients in a variety of topics related to yoga and mental health. Kanjana also works part-time at Temple University as a meditation and yoga therapist- offering adjunct yoga therapy sessions, developing yoga therapy for mental health classes, and researching the results.
Kanjana is a LCSW (licensed clinical social worker), C-IAYT (certified yoga therapist), Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP), and Reiki Master. She received her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After a few years in hospice and outpatient counseling, she decided to pursue yoga teacher training and Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training to enhance her ability to address the connection between physical, spiritual, and mental health concerns. Kanjana’s Reiki and meditation training began about 10 years ago while living at a Rinzai Zen Temple in Japan, and she has since received specialized training and certificates in CBT, Reiki Level I-III, Mindful Resilience, Meditation, Yoga Therapy, and Yoga for: PTSD, anxiety/depression, trauma, chronic illness, cancer, healthy relationships, nutrition, pre/post-natal, stress reduction and more.
Comprehensive Yoga Therapy (CYT) is an individualized lifestyle approach to health and healing for the mind, body, and spirit. This modality incorporates somatic or body-oriented therapy which can be a powerful way for clients to access challenging feelings and memories that they may not otherwise be able to verbalize. One of the safest ways to utilize CYT as a healing modality is to pair it with traditional therapy. As a trained psychotherapist and yoga therapist, Kanjana is able to do this by helping clients to make sense of thoughts, feelings, and memories that come up during the use of CYT tools and guiding them as they process these experiences for healing and growth. Those tools can include yoga poses, individualized sequences, breath work, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness, nutrition, healthy goal setting, and creative expression through the arts or movement.