Namaste Rx created a hub that connects individuals to their ideal qualified trauma-informed yoga provider. A membership platform that allows access to trauma-informed yoga treatment at an affordable price. Bridging the gap between unaffordable yoga practice and inaccessible mental health clinics, Namaste Rx is the first of its kind organization that cares for those individuals who have nowhere to turn to heal from past trauma.
Helping individuals on their journey to find resiliency through the practice of trauma informed yoga.
Namaste Rx was founded on the ideals of the “Me Too” movement and are allies for those healing from past trauma. We understand that trauma extends past the physical nature and leaves a lasting impression on an individual’s mental wellbeing. Namaste Rx will use yoga as a tool, and nature as the venue for personal grounding and self-discovery. Established and actively expanding across Oregon since September 2020 by owners and co-founders Britny Chandler and Haripriya Prakash.
Britny Chandler began her journey toward healing in 2020 after her diagnosis of PTSD, anxiety, and depression in the traditional mental health setting. By combining traditional therapy, short term medication management, yoga, and meditation she uncovered a path toward resiliency. Therapy helped her understand the effects that trauma has on the brain. Medication helped mitigate her symptoms of the trauma induced mental illness. Yoga and meditation helped her live in the present, regulate her emotions, and let go of the uncontrollable. Over time, Britny worked to manage her symptoms through yoga and meditation practice without additional therapy or medication.
Britny is enthusiastic about helping others heal from past trauma and find their path to live a happier, healthier, more resilient, and peaceful life. Her expertise entails contracting, program management, regulatory auditing, and vendor management.
Haripriya (Priya) Prakash began her yoga journey in 2012. Though never diagnosed with a mental health condition, Priya recognized she was not in alignment with herself after the loss of her father in 2009. As she navigated through her undergraduate studies, it became apparent she needed support for processing loss in a healthy way while staying grounded and focused. Yoga became her first step toward healing as well as establishing her core values, discovering her purpose, and finding her true self. In 2016, she incorporated meditation into her practice, which ultimately shaped her perspective on the meaning of life, living in the present, and spreading love abundantly. As her practice deepened, so did her commitment to leading a life of service to her community and to those in need of help.
Priya provides expertise in healthcare transformation, relationship management, and data analytics along with a solutions-driven mindset. She graduated with honors from Oregon State University with a dual degree in Biology and Public Health – Health Promotion and Health Behavior and earned her MSB in Financial Analytics from Oregon State.