WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY ?
“Yoga therapy is the professional application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well-being within a therapeutic relationship that includes personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management, and yoga practices for individuals or small groups.”
The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
Yoga therapy is a mind-body approach that treats the individual as a whole. It is a process where you and I work together and collaborate to develop specific health goals based on your needs.
We will use the various tools and teachings of yoga to create a personalized practice for you, which you can then take away and do on your own in order to move towards better health. As a result, you take an active role in your journey towards healing and wellness.
Yoga therapy can be an ideal introduction to yoga for a beginner, and it can also deepen the knowledge of a more experienced yoga practitioner. No previous experience or knowledge of yoga is necessary. All you need is openness and commitment.
What conditions are helped by yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy can help with a wide range of health concerns such as:
muscular and joint pain (e.g. lower back pain, sciatica, arthritis)
respiratory issues (e.g. asthma, COPD)
digestive issues (e.g. IBS)
mental health issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, stress, grief)
life-limiting conditions (e.g. cancer, heart conditions)
women’s health issues
What happens during yoga therapy sessions?
The initial session comprises of a comprehensive consultation that will allow me to design a tailored personal practice for you based on your health issues, needs, goals, physical abilities, energy levels, lifestyle, interests and personality.
In the follow-up sessions we will look at your progress, and the practice will be adjusted and revised continually to suit you.
Yoga therapy sessions are held on a one-to-one basis or in small groups focusing on a specific health condition.
As your yoga therapist, I will support you and listen to you while holding a safe, open and non-judgemental space where we can work together to meet your goals. We will work at a pace and level that is suitable and comfortable for you, and we will review and assess your progress.