Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.
— IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists)
Explore your health holistically through the lens of yoga: mind, breath, body and spirit
Receive a tailored yoga practice that can include: yoga asanas, breathing practices, meditations, mudras, and other homework assignments based on your needs
Improve posture and breathing
Discover your Ayurvedic constitution and experiment with self-care practices to bring balance
Practice Resilience-building mind-body skills
Create a mindfulness practice
Discover what is nourishing or depleting your life force energy, and choose yoga practices to restore it
A 90-minute whole-person health intake
Tailored mind-body practices for your specific needs
Simple Ayurvedic self-care practices to promote well-being and prevent disease
4 bi-weekly follow-up sessions
Recommendations/ resources for self-care, which may include: reading suggestions, myofascial release balls and other supportive products
Improve your sleep, mood, and sex drive
Reduce stress and build resilience
Feel more comfort and ease in your physical body
Improve spiritual and emotional awareness, contentment, and equanimity
Improve strength, flexibility and balance in your physical and emotional body
Release chronically held tension in the physical body
Joyfully increase range of motion, joint freedom/ mobility, and flexibility
In order to be a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, you need 200 hours of training. Yoga Therapists need at least 1000 hours and go through additional training in tailoring the practice to various conditions, with the purpose of specific therapeutic outcomes. So, while a yoga class may be therapeutic, not all yoga is yoga therapy. In fact, some yoga practices can cause injury or harm when applied to the wrong person or at the wrong time.
Expect the intake to be mostly conversational. This is a really precious opportunity to explore your health holistically, through the lens of yoga philosophy. We will talk about your spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Subsequent sessions will enhance body awareness through breathing, guided meditations, and gentle movement practices designed to address imbalances, increase joint freedom, and strengthen/ stabilize. We will release tension and stress through the use of myofascial release, self-massage, guided imagery, etc.