What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy is defined by the by the International Association of Yoga Therapists as:

'The process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga.' 

In a Yoga Therapy session, I will use different practices found in the yoga tradition to help you work with and manage health issues you may be experiencing. 

The goal of Yoga Therapy is to reduce suffering, manage symptoms, improve function and shift perspective.

Who is Yoga Therapy for?

If you are looking for a complementary wellness program to help you manage a health condition you have or if other types of support haven't worked for you, than you might be the perfect candidate for Yoga Therapy.

 

Yoga Therapy can be used to treat a number of mental health and physical conditions, below is a list of some of the more common conditions treated: 
 

  • COVID

  • Stress                                              

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • PTSD

  • ADHD

  • Eating Disorders

  • Addiction

  • Autism

  • Post-Natal Depression

  • Back Pain

  • Musculoskeletal problems

  • Diabetes

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Arthritis

  • Long COVID

  • Parkinson’s

  • Asthma and other respiratory conditions

  • COPD

  • Cancer

  • HIV

  • Alzheimer’s

  • Brain Injury

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Autoimmune Diseases

  • IBS

  • Obesity

  • Heart Disease

  • Insomnia

  • Osteoporosis

Is Yoga Therapy right for you?

Gary Kraftstow, a leader in the Yoga Therapy community, says, "Yoga Therapy is for people who recognize the role they play in their own condition - this is the starting point for Yoga Therapy to be effective."

This doesn't mean that you are being blamed for your health problem, but it does mean that in order to work with our own unique condition, we need to take ownership over our health. Once we take this ownership we are able to really begin to heal, sometimes that means our condition goes away completely and other times it means we learn how to live with it, without it dictating how our lives should be. 

Do you want to work with me?

If your interest is peaked into what Yoga Therapy can do for you, than you've come to the right spot! As a certified Yoga Therapist, I'm trained to work with individuals and small groups to help them create better health. Yoga Therapy is much more than health coaching or a private yoga lesson - it's the beginning of a health journey using ancient practices that are also backed by research.

At this point you might be asking yourself 'what happens in a Yoga Therapy session?' or even better 'how do I sign up?'

Just like how each individual is unique, each Yoga Therapy session is as well. Practices can vary from any of the following: asana, pranayama, meditation, journaling, lifestyle changes and more. 

One person might walk into a session and be given a rigorous asana routine and another might leave with one journal question to answer (I've had both happen!). 

When we start your session we'll review your intake form and talk about your overall health, lifestyle and your background (I ask a lot of questions). Once we have had a conversation where I can start to learn more about you then we will begin to find practices that work for you. This can sometimes take awhile, which is why the more sessions we have together, the better! 

Once we have developed a practice, you'll be asked to continue this practice at home. Yes, there is homework involved!

 

Yoga Therapy isn't about someone telling you what's wrong and giving you a magic fix . . .  it's an on-going dialogue between you and your Yoga Therapist that is meant to help you learn how to help yourself. 

Do I still have your attention?

 

To book a discovery call or set up your first one on one session click here.

Note: In order to get the most out of our time together, I recommend purchasing an initial three sessions.