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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, we use different practices found in the yoga tradition to help you work with and manage your health. 

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

Who is Yoga Therapy for?

The short answer is, everyone!

 

Yoga Therapy can be used to treat a number of mental health and physical conditions, including, but not limited to: ​​

Mental health

                                            

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • PTSD

  • ADHD

  • Eating Disorders

  • Addiction

  • Post-natal depression

Physical Injuries & Pain

  • Muscoskeletal problems

  • Back problems

  • Hip and knee replacement rehab

  • Chronic pain

  • Return to exercise after surgery

Chronic Health Conditions

  • Arthritis

  • High blood pressure

  • Diabetes

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • Neurological conditions

  • Respiratory conditions

Sleep, gut and more . . .

  • Insomnia

  • Gut problems like IBS

  • Cancer recovery

  • Grief

  • End of life support

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. 

Let's work together

Yoga Therapy is much more than health coaching or a private yoga lesson - it's the beginning of a health journey using ancient practices and wisdom that are also backed by research.

Just like how each individual is unique, each Yoga Therapy session is as well. We will work together to find the practices that will be most supportive to you.

 

Practices can vary from any of the following: asana, pranayama, meditation, journaling, lifestyle changes and more.

To book your first session, I ask that all new clients book a discovery call first, from there we will set up your first session. For all continuing or existing clients, please email me to book a session: kittysyogaspot.com

Kitty Reddington seated by the ocean
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