Yoga Therapy Explained
“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” – International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) definition.
It is usually delivered in either a private one-on-one or small group session. Yoga therapy can adapt the practice of yoga to the needs of people with specific or persistent health problems not usually addressed in a group class.
A yoga therapist assists the person rather than focusing on the condition. To do that, they use a combination of techniques including:
- Yoga poses
- Breathing techniques
- Lifestyle counselling
- Self-development guidance
Each person receives an assessment and then a tailored practice based on their own needs. Yoga therapy is not just a short-term treatment but a long-term lifestyle option. It develops self-awareness & empowerment to promote lasting change.
After an assessment, you will be given a personalised plan to practice at home. Most people come for a few appointments and then continue in their own time. Many feel confident to join one of our friendly group classes.
Our yoga therapists work with other health professionals and have a local network to refer on to.
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