About Yoga Therapy
Not every yoga class is appropriate for students with injuries or illness, nor does a typical class address nor cater to the unique bodies and unique needs of the individual often times making a typical practice ineffective or even harming. Additionally more yoga is not always the answer to our health challenges however a right combination of practices can greatly support us during many of lifes phases and challenges.
Yoga Therapy strives to look at the whole person to address root causes; combines traditions of Yoga, Ayurveda and western medicine and scientific research to help clients improve their physical, emotional and spiritual health and well being.
Yoga Therapy Applies yoga postures, yogic practices, principles and philosophy towards the healing of specific human ailments and aims at empowering the individual to progress toward improved health and well being.
Yoga Therapy Uses: Postures (Asanas) and their variations, diet and lifestyle corrections (Ayurveda) Meditation techniques (Dyana), Breath practices (Pranayama), and philosophy towards relieving imbalances including:
* Muscular Skeletal Imbalances: Injury, adhesions, scar tissue, reduced range of motion, scoliosis or kyphosis, functional or postural imbalances due to habitual posture pattern, chronic pain.
* Dietary and Lifestyle Imbalances: which may result in digestive problems, elimination problems, weight gain, nervous disorders, diabetes, dosha imbalances or seasonal imbalances.
* Mental, Emotional and Spiritual imbalances: creating symptoms of depression, anxiety, mental / emotional agitation etc.
Yoga Therapy Sessions: are conducted 1 on 1 with clients.
The first session is typically 1.5 - 2 hours, an initial assessment is carried out and a therapeutic protocol is specifically designed for the client according to their unique needs, conditions or ailments.
Small Group Classes: can be held for small groups 5-10 pple
Yoga for improved posture
Yoga for health backs
Yoga for healthy hand, wrist or shoulders
Yoga during injury rehab
Yoga for Scoliosis
Yoga for Cyclists, Runners (or other sport specific activity)
Yoga for Depression or Anxiety relief
Yoga for Stress Management
Also visit the Yoga vs Yoga Therapy tab for more information. Also visit Yoga Therapy Classes for upcoming or ongoing classes.