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.
What Our Lovely Clients Have to Say
Your sessions have been wonderful in centering my soul, reminding me of the practice of mindfulness and just being grateful for ‘being’ and still being able to breathe!!!! Not to mention the physical benefits of yoga practice.... I NEED to care for my heart and mind, move my body and maintain that strength joint mobility as I know I have to have that for my overall mental wellbeing. I really can’t thank you enough as I’m not sure how I would’ve made it through some days. I’d recommend to anyone standing in hesitation to grab this chance. When our path becomes rocky in life, building on/ gaining inner strength, stability, and simple calming practice that can be done anywhere, is empowering and can be life-changing. We don’t need the ‘stuff’ that surrounds our lives to find contentment and peace - we need to go within and find sustainable solutions from the heart & soul.