Private Yoga Therapy

Personalised yoga tailored to YOU!
With experienced yoga therapist Charley Hickey, C-IAYT
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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.

How We Can Help You

No yoga experience is needed to benefit from yoga therapy.  It can assist in a wide range of circumstances. Some common examples include:

Recovery from injury

Recent health diagnoses e.g arthritis

Wellness during ongoing illness

Chronic/persistent pain

Private introduction to yoga

Gentle movement after a period of inactivity

Stress management through mindfulness

Boost confidence & motivation

Private Sessions

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
  • Meditation
  • 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.

What Our Clients Have To Say

  • Post-Cancer Regaining Confidence I remain very grateful to you, talk about it and recommend it to others. The sessions were exactly what I needed to return to some confidence in my body’s ability after a long period of serious ill health. I also... read more

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    Liana C.

    Just The Trick For My Post Back Op Recovery I have absolutely loved getting to know you and welcoming yoga back into my life, post back injury. It has actually been essential to my recovery, physically and mentally. You've done an amazing job in a challenging environment, and... read more

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    Michele N.

    Simple, Empowering & Life-changing There have been days when just a simple breathing technique has got me through a difficult meeting/ thought process/moment of stress when I needed calm or even getting off to sleep!!
    Your sessions have been wonderful in centering my soul,...
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Finding A Yoga Therapist

Yoga therapy is an emerging profession that is backed by a growing evidence base of research.  A yoga therapist is an experienced yoga teacher with extra training.  This includes bio-medical knowledge and assessment skills.   Yoga therapists certified with IAYT (http://www.iayt.org.au) have achieved the highest level of certification currently available worldwide. Our principal yoga therapist, Charley Hickey and all yoga therapists here at Charleyoga hold the C-IAYT designation.