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Yoga Therapy Services
Yoga Therapy Sessions are conducted 1 on 1 with clients. The first session is typically 90 minutes, an initial assessment is carried out and a therapeutic protocol is specifically designed for the client according to their unique needs.
We typically also incorporate manual therapies and prescriptions from a varity of tool kits in order to achieve desired results. Especially when working with pain, postural imbalances and joint function. My interest is in helping you achieve your goals. !
After assessment is carried out clients are generally led through a series of exercises and are given simple home work to practice in between sessions.
Sessions are generally spaced one week apart and build on each other until the goal is reached.
Yoga Therapy Assessment - 1 x 90 minute session $100
Yoga Therapy During Injury Recovery - 1 - 3 Sessions $100- $320
Yoga Therapy for Improved Posture - 3 Sessions - $320
Yoga Therapy for Depression / Anxiety / Mental / Emotional - 3 Sessions - $320
Yoga Therapies for Stress Management - 1- 3 Sessions $100 - $320
About Yoga Therapy
Yoga Therapy is the professional application of yoga principles, techniques, and practices to help individuals manage or overcome a variety of physical, mental, and emotional health conditions. It involves the application of yoga in a therapeutic setting, with the goal of promoting overall health and wellbeing.
Unlike a regular yoga class, yoga therapy is typically conducted on a one-on-one basis, and the practices and techniques are tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of the individual. A yoga therapist will typically conduct a thorough assessment of the individual's physical, mental, and emotional health, and will then develop a customized yoga practice that is designed to address their specific needs.
Yoga therapy can be used to help manage a variety of health conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other mental health conditions. It can also be used as a complementary therapy to support traditional medical treatments for a variety of physical health conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Yoga therapy may include a variety of yoga practices and techniques, including physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation, relaxation techniques, and lifestyle modifications. It is often conducted under the guidance of a certified yoga therapist, who has undergone specialized training in the use of yoga as a therapeutic tool.
Overall, yoga therapy offers a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and can be a powerful tool for promoting physical, mental, and emotional health and healing.
A Yogic view on healing
According to Yoga Therapy, health is not merely determined by the physical body nor is it created by physical exercise alone.
Both Yoga and Yoga Therapy share the Koshic System of anatomy which is quite different from a Western model. In the Yogic view we are composed of 5 bodies (Koshas) versus a singular physical body of the Western system. In Addition to the Physical Body the Koshic system includes The Subtle Bodies, The Mental Body, The Higher Intellect and the Bliss Body.
When a client presents with an imbalance, the Yoga Therapist will look to the 5 bodies (Koshas) to help determine the source of the imbalance. So for example when we are looking for the source of a client's pain or suffering we have multiple layers to assess. Pain is a body’s way of getting attention and together we can unfurl its messages to us.
Sometimes what presents as a physical pain can be deeply rooted in an imbalanced pattern of holding, alignment issues or even in a more mental or emotional stressor or lifestyle imbalance.
The 5 Koshic Model helps us to evaluate potential underlying causes and then develop solutions.
IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapists, or C-IAYTs, are highly trained professionals who meet or exceed established international standards. visit IAYT.org
Link to recent article on Yoga Therapy for Pain Management .
Class schedule here.
I look forward to learning more about how I can assist you to feel better in your body through yoga therapy.
Holistic Health Therapies