Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga. Yoga therapists draw from the full range of yogic practices such as postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation techniques to promote awareness and connection to oneself.
Yoga therapy uses traditional yogic concepts to look at the whole person. This may mean looking at the physical, energetic, emotional, wisdom, and spiritual layers of our being and integrate this with western understanding of anatomy, physiology, and mind-body psychology. It’s a whole-person approach to healing that recognizes the interconnectedness of your emotions, thoughts and body, and helps to set the foundation for personal healing and change.
What happens in a yoga therapy appointment?
First you will go through a thorough intake inquiring into your medical history, along with an assessment and discussion of posture, movements, breath awareness, and emotional/mental health. From this information certain movements, yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditations, and relaxation exercises will be selected.
All the yoga practices experienced in a yoga therapy session are gentle, adaptable, and appropriate for beginners. The setting is kept very private and quiet to help you connect inwardly and get grounded in the present moment through embodied mindfulness (moment to moment awareness of what’s happening in your body, breath, and mind).
How does yoga therapy help?
Yoga Therapy bridges the gap between yoga and many other health professions as it allows you the healing benefits of yoga within a safe and gentle context, and it provides you with the opportunity to slow down and reconnect with your innate wisdom as a source of guidance and healing. Its relaxing and calming qualities make it helpful for managing and reducing symptoms for a number of health conditions such as anxiety/depression, PTSD, and various illnesses and injuries such as back/neck pain, arthritis, heart conditions, and cancer.
Single yoga therapy appointment $85
Bundle of 3 appointments $225