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WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?

Yoga Therapy is adapting customized yoga practices to empower individuals towards greater well being.

''Yoga therapy is the adaptation of yoga practices for people with health challenges. Yoga therapists prescribe specific regimens of postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to suit individual needs. Medical research shows that Yoga therapy is among the most effective complementary therapies for several common aliments. The challenges may be an illness, a temporary condition like pregnancy or childbirth, or a chronic condition associated with old age or infirmity''.

Robin Monro, Ph.D. Yoga Biomedical Trust (England)

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Accessible

&

Powerful

Yoga Therapy meets the person where they are at, adapting to you regardless of your age, mobility and health. It is about function over form and awareness instead of perfection. It is a powerful approach that helps alleviate a wide range of illnesses, chronic conditions and pain symptoms.

Collaborative

Together, we will explore your body's own capacity to heal itself. Combining my knowledge and experience with your commitment and motivation, we will work towards meeting your goals and changing habits.

Holistic

Breath-Centered Approach

Yoga Therapy considers the person as a whole with their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. Many aspects of your daily life such as stress, emotions, thoughts and social connection can affect your body and how it functions. When working together on any condition, we will take all facets of your human experience into consideration.

Individualized

Using multiple tools of yoga, I will design and draw a tailor-made practice to meet your personal needs/conditions and goals.

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What Can Yoga Therapy Help With?

Mental Health

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • PTSD

  • Stress

  • Addictions

  • Mental Fatigue

  • Emotional Health (Grief, Trauma)

Musculoskeletal

  • Back Pain & Discomfort (Prolapsed/Slipped Discs)

  • Scoliosis

  • Neck & Shoulder Pain (Whiplash)

  • Hips & Knees

  • Arthritis

  • Tightness & Stiffness

  • Injury Rehabilitation

  • Misalignment 

  • Weight Gain/Loss

Systemic Conditions

  • Respiratory: Asthma, COPD

  • Cardiovascular: Heart Disease, Stroke Recovery, Atrial Fibrillation, High & Low Blood Pressure

  • Digestive: Indigestion, Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS, Acid Reflux

  • Endocrine: Diabetes, Hypo/Hyperthyroidism, Hormonal Imbalances

  • Reproductive: Menopause, Fertility, Menstrual Cycle Irregularities, Incontinence

  • Immune & Lymphatic: Allergies, Autoimmune Conditions (MS, Type 1 & 2 Diabetes, Rheumatoid/Osteo Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, ), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 

  • Nervous System: CP, Parkinson's Stroke

  • Other: Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Insomnia

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Tools of Yoga?

  • Postures (asana) 

  • Breath (pranayama)

  • Meditation & Mindfulness (dhyanam) 

  • Dietary Recommendations

  • Lifestyle Suggestions 

  • Sound 

  • Energetic seals (mudra), 

  • Yogic Philosphy (svadhyaya).

What Style of Yoga do you Teach?

 

My Yoga Therapy training is in the T.K.V Krishnamacharya- Desikachar lineage. He is said to be the father of modern yoga and some of his practices have been pioneered by his students which include B.K.S Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga) & Indra Devi. This approach to yoga combines the breath with movement  and is a person focussed approach (Viniyoga). 

 

I also use my training in Hatha, Yoga Nidra, Restorative, Trauma-informed Yoga to explore each person's unique needs. 

T. Krishnamacharya

Father of Modern Yoga Therapy and Yoga

T.K.S Desikachar

Son of T. Krishnamacharya

Author of The Heart of Yoga

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