When to seek Yoga Therapy?
When you require:
Anxiety/depression (mental/emotional distress)
Most clinical and Orthopedic conditions
Healthy living support
Self-care routine support
What is Yoga Therapy?
Although all yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, IAYT-certified yoga therapists specifically apply yoga tools—postures/exercises, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more—to address an individual‘s physical, mental, and emotional needs. Many people first learn about yoga through its physical practices, and a common misconception is that the discipline is all about stretching or movement. In fact, yoga therapy can help people who can't move at all, as well as active individuals! The yoga model of health is unique because it addresses every aspect of life rather than considering each body part or system separately. From IAYT
So, really, what is Yoga therapy? That's a question that really can't be answered in a few sentences. The first thing we should get out of the way is that most of us view yoga as exercise, physical activity, and some stretching. While that is absolutely one of its many parts, yoga consists of eight limbs, And within those eight limbs are many other details and practices to support us in living a balanced Life. Yoga asks us to look deep inside and be kind, truthful, and with ourselves and others, to take a deep dive into our true nature through self-study and self-discipline by choosing the purest forms of being and learning to be content with where we are and what we have. That is just a brief synopsis of the first two limbs of yoga.
The third limb we are all very familiar with is called Asana, which translates to seat or pose, so that is what we do when we walk into our local yoga studios, roll our mats out, and do some stretches for an hour or so, but it's deeper than that. We practice asana to keep our bodies healthy and build strength and flexibility, allowing us to sit comfortably in meditation.
Learning to regulate the breath, to withdraw from our senses. Being able to stay focused on what we are doing while there might be some chaos around us, we're not oblivious to this chaos, but we're not attaching ourselves to it. An example of this is being at home on a Zoom call for work, and some landscaping and stuff is going on outside, and they're making quite a ruckus; you know that they're there, but you're not attaching yourself to what is happening outside you're staying focused you're keeping your mind focused on the work at hand.
We then move into concentration and meditation. Concentration lets the mind focus on one point, and meditation allows the mind to become calm and tranquil. These are some of the tools that we use in a yoga therapy session along with Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old holistic health system working with your constitutional makeup. To create a path for your holistic Wellness and a Balanced Life, Tools include diet and lifestyle and support our subtle body energies, like the chakras.
Yoga therapy supports the whole of you. As a Yoga Therapist, I apply my knowledge and training in Anatomy, Yoga (adaptive and trauma-informed), Ayurveda, Clinical, Orthopedic, and Adaptive exercise, Health Coaching, and personal training. I meet and support you where you are in your mind, body, and soul.
Yoga therapy is a comprehensive approach to healing and well-being that embraces the mind-body connection, emphasizes individualized practices, and empowers individuals to take an active role in their health. It blends the ancient wisdom of yoga with modern therapeutic techniques to promote holistic wellness.
Yoga therapy takes into account the whole person, recognizing that physical health is interconnected with mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It addresses the individual as a whole rather than focusing solely on symptoms or specific issues.
Each client's needs are unique, and yoga therapy tailors practices to address those specific needs. It may involve a combination of physical postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation, mindfulness, and lifestyle recommendations to create a personalized plan.
Yoga therapy acknowledges the intimate relationship between the mind and body. By working on the physical aspects through yoga postures and the mental aspects through meditation and breathing exercises, it seeks to achieve balance and harmony.
Complimentary to Conventional Medicine
Yoga therapy is often used as a complementary approach to conventional medical treatment. It does not replace medical care but can enhance it and provide additional tools for self-care.
Healing and Preventative
Yoga therapy can help manage and alleviate a wide range of physical and mental health issues, from chronic pain and stress to anxiety and depression. It's also used for prevention, maintaining overall health, and increasing resilience.
Clients are actively involved in their healing process. Yoga therapy empowers individuals to take charge of their own well-being, teaching them techniques and practices they can use in their daily lives.
Breath and Mindfulness
Breath awareness and mindfulness are integral to yoga therapy. These practices help clients develop self-awareness, reduce stress, and manage emotions.
Yoga therapy is often rooted in the philosophy of yoga, which includes principles of balance, self-awareness, and connection to a deeper sense of self and purpose.
Yoga Therapy 3 Sessions
Valid for 9 months
Three One hour Yoga Therapy sessions