Welcome to NY YogaLab

My interest in mind-body medicine is personal and professional. I have long been fascinated with the body's messages, thus I became a dancer, movement artist, choreographer and teacher. As a child, I translated my physical injuries into emotional symbols, creating a schematic of the areas of the body relative to specific affects and areas of my (emotional) life that were out of balance, similar to the method employed by Louise Hay. I was drawn to yoga in 1987 as a practice of healing from a state of depression brought on by grief after the sudden loss of my two pillars of support: my mother and husband. It was Dr. Marianne Styler, who prescribed yoga at that time and set me on the path of self-healing and making whole that which was broken. She continues to be a source of inspiration and grounding for me guiding and offering feedback on my approach to blending self-care, movement, healing, practicing and teaching.
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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Our bodies holds stress and trauma beneath the surface at a cellular level, imprinting the tissues with patterns of rigidity and immobility. Working with the cerebrospinal fluid and autonomic nervous system, Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy utilizes the wisdom of the body’s instinctual intelligence to restore the natural rhythms of the body’s innate healing to cells and tissues, bringing a sense of vitality and coherence that lasts well beyond a session. Initial sessions are generally 1 ¼ hours with follow up sessions 50-60 minutes in length.

Rate: $130 per session or 3 sessions within 2 months for $350

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Virtual Biodynamic Therapy

Virtual sessions employ the same principles as Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy virtually, by phone or zoom. Virtual sessions follow the same protocols to release holding patterns and allow self- regulation of the nervous system. Virtual sessions provide an alternative for clients and can produce very powerful healing. Initial sessions are generally 1 ¼ hours with follow up sessions 50-60 minutes in length.

Rate: $100 per session or 3 sessions for $270

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Ellyce di Paola is a registered yoga teacher, certified at the 500-hour level by Heart of Yoga and an additional 200 hour certification from the School for Body-Mind Centering © and a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist with a focus on embryological development and the fluid systems. She is the creator of Fluid Body Balancing ®, a synthesis of BMC©, embryology and Craniosacral therapy providing support for the autonomic nervous system. Fluid Body balancing ® combines the wisdom of the body’s instinctual intelligence of the natural world and knows how to heal itself. The fluid body holds stress and trauma in a way that is deeper and more fundamental than the way it is held in the tissues of the body.