ABOUT US

Soft As Stone Therapeutic Yoga and Wellness supports individuals with ongoing and chronic pain in finding non-invasive, sustainable pain relief to keep you living life to the fullest.

MEET THE THERAPIST

Hi, I'm

Noreen Isotani

Hi, I’m Noreen Isotani, Certified Yoga Therapist and yoga teacher, and my passion is helping people live full lives not limited by pain.

 

I know first hand how difficult it can be to live with constant pain. I discovered therapeutic yoga after a long journey with chronic bursitis hip pain and osteoarthritis in both knees. I had tried acupuncture, heat and water therapy, physio, and massage, but nothing helped ease my pain the way yoga therapy did. Finally, I had found a path to healing without medical intervention.

 

Knowing how life-changing freedom from pain can be, I began my education in yoga therapy, so that I could share this non-invasive, gentle, customized, and nurturing alternative medicine with others.

 

As a Certified Yoga Therapist, my goal is to help you discover the underlying cause of your pain. In our sessions, we work with your whole body to help you repattern your habitual movement and create a sustainable way for you to live your fullest life not controlled by pain. Together, we can help you live supple, strong, and pain free.

"Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are."

Rolf Gates

MY APPROACH

I believe that my clients are my best teachers. As I support them through healing, I continue to learn more about my craft, which is part art and part science.

 

It is so gratifying to see clients transform from being overwhelmed and in pain to feeling energetic, out of pain, and unstuck; moving forward and doing what they love.

MY TRAINING
2021 - Completed Foot Management Leve1 1 under Suzanne Martin DPT
2021 - Completed Performing Arts Enhancement Level 1 under Suzanne Martin DPT
2021 - Completed Spinal Asymmetry and Scoliosis Essentials Level 1 under Suzanne Martin DPT

2020 - Received certification Yoga Therapist - Functional Synergy under Susi Hately

2016 – Completed Yoga Therapy Intensive (50 hours) from Functional Synergy under the teachings of Susi Hately 

2015 – Completed Therapeutic and Kinesiology of Yoga (12 hours) from Functional Synergy under the teachings of Susi Hately 

2015 – Completed Thai Yoga Massage Levels 1- IV under Diane Villa master teacher from Thai Massage Toronto

2014 - Received certification 200 hours from Kula Yoga Studio under the teachings of Colin Mathews and Beth Rutty.  Primarily based on alignment, Anusara and Iyengar system.

Additional Workshops and Intensives

  • Drawn from Body Harmonics, training in diverse populations – Older Adults under Margot McKinnon

  • Restorative Yoga teacher training from Andrea Peloso, studied under Judith Lasater

  • Thai yoga massage Level IV under Diane Villa master teacher from Thai Massage Toronto in 2015