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''.
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.
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.
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.
Using multiple tools of yoga, I will design and draw a tailor-made practice to meet your personal needs/conditions and goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Tools of Yoga?
Meditation & Mindfulness (dhyanam)
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.
Father of Modern Yoga Therapy and Yoga
Son of T. Krishnamacharya
Author of The Heart of Yoga