Can help improve:
Strength and Flexibility
Connection to self and others
Relaxation and Sleep
Sense of Joy
“Shine a light, reveal your truths, let go and let be”
Yoga Therapy is a modality which encourages self-empowerment. I facilitate (through observation and experience) the best healing practises for you. It is a very holistic, focusing not just on cognitions (thoughts) but:
-CONNECTION TO HIGHER SELF, COMMUNITY
“Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels.” T. K. V. Desikachar
Yoga therapy aligns the unique and precise health needs of the client with yoga practices which the yoga tradition and also medical science find to have particular curative effects. For example, with lower back pain, there are very specific yoga positions and postures for strengthening and supporting the back and even soothing the symptoms of a herniated disc. Likewise, with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), there are gentle, specialised ways of regulating the nervous system and fostering the return of an awareness of the body. Specific yoga postures can also be used to reduce heightened sensory arousal and promote emotional regulation.
Sessions may include breathing techniques, (asanas) postures, meditation, relaxation techniques, or the promotion of behavioural changes.