WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?

take back your health...

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.  It is a holistic healing model - it looks at your body, breath, mind, emotions and spirit, and how these interact and are interrelated. 


That may sound complicated, but essentially, yoga therapy looks at you as a whole person.

The goal of yoga therapy is to attain optimum wellness and to become the best possible you.  Yoga Therapy is tailored to the specific needs of the student, so it looks different for every student and evolves as the student grows and changes.  Various yoga tools are incorporated, as appropriate, such as asana/movement, pranayama/breath, meditation, chanting, and visualization. 


Yoga Therapy empowers the student to find their own health and wellness by changing habits - habits of thoughts and words and actions.  One of the goals of any Yoga Therapy practice is to quiet the mind and connect to the inner healer/inner wisdom.  When you quiet the mind, the  body/mind/spirit can begin to heal itself.

 

WHAT CAN YOGA THERAPY HELP?

awaken your essential nature...

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Insomnia

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Digestive Disorders

  • PMS/Menopause

  • Balance/Stability

  • Chronic Pain

  • Stiffness

  • Autoimmune Disorders

  • High Blood Pressure

  • PTSD

  • And more...

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

the healer is within...

Your first yoga therapy session will include an intake and assessment, as well as looking at your goals.  I will look at your posture, alignment, range of motion, and breath.

From there we will explore different yoga tools to assist you to connect with your inner healer.  Typically students leave with a daily practice that could consist of tools, such as postures, breath, meditation, mindfulness.  The practice is tailored to your particular situation - your needs, your goals, your availability.

A follow up session is scheduled where the progress and practice are reviewed.  The practice is revised or added on to, as appropriate.

 

YOGA
VS.
YOGA THERAPY

personalized practice

Yoga is an ancient philosophy that originated in what is now India.  Yoga literally means "union" or "to yoke."  The ultimate goal of yoga is to quiet the mind and recognize your union with the Divine.


What most people know as yoga - taking a yoga class- is one part of yoga.  In the broader sense, yoga also includes personal restraints, social observances, breath practice, visualization, meditation...and more.

Yoga therapy adapts the tools of yoga to the needs of the individual or select group of individuals.