What is Yoga Therapy?
In yoga therapy we use the tools of yoga to address uniqueness of the individual. These needs may be physical, emotional or spiritual in nature. By applying the various tools of yoga we address specific needs in a way that is personally relevant. Therapeutic yoga complements medical care, providing relief for a variety of conditions, including low back pain, scoliosis, cancer, digestive disorders, anxiety, depression, etc. These private sessions are also appropriate for pregnancy.
Working privately, we create a personal home practice to address specific therapeutic issues. In these sessions, yoga is personalized and a home practice is designed so the practitioner can practice more frequently (if desired). In this sense, we follow the homeopathic principle of “less is more”. For example, a daily 15 minute practice is often more beneficial than a longer weekly practice. This is achieved because the practice becomes refined. Profound effects are experienced at the level of body, mind and spirit.
Please note: The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my Viniyoga and iRest Yoga Nidra certifications, not derived from my status as an RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.