WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?
Although all yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, yoga therapy is the specific application of yogic tools—postures/exercises, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more—to address an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional needs.
The yogic model of health is unique because it addresses every aspect of life rather than considering each body part or system separately. Yoga therapy is a safe way of working with the natural capacity of your body and mind to optimize well-being.
Yoga therapy can help with a range of concerns:
- Pain, including low back pain, arthritis, and other types of pain such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Neurologic issues and complications of stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) , Parkinson's disease and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Mental health including anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, insomnia and other major illnesses like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
- Healthy aging, including osteoporosis and fall prevention
How I became a Yoga Therapist and how I work...
As a Yoga Therapist, and psychotherapist, I have had in-depth training to assess and keep my clients safe. I will work with you to address your specific goals while considering any limitations you might be experiencing. The practices I may recommend could include:
- Movement ranging from gentle to vigorous
- Breathing techniques
- Physical postures that address specific areas of discomfort or musculoskeletal imbalances
- Restorative or yin practices
- Guided meditation and visualization to specifically address a range of issues like insomnia and general unrest.
What to expect during a Yoga Therapy session...