YOGA THERAPY

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International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) Definition: 

 

"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."

- IAYT Educational Standards for the Training of Yoga Therapists

"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."

- TKV Desikachar & Kausthub Desikachar

Your Story Matters

 

A typical yoga class may last for an hour, contain up to 20-50 people at a time and consist mostly of asana; and save for perhaps one or two variations of a pose, the class sequence is often not made with the individual needs of participants in mind. The truth is, it is difficult (and unlikely) to provide for the needs of all students at the same time during a public group yoga class. 

Yoga therapy sessions will often last longer than a regular yoga class to allow for dialogue between therapist and client - your story is important! Each session will begin with screening and conversation to identify the health concerns that the client would like to address and to explore reasons why the client is seeking therapy. Following an assessment of client's lifestyle and physical capability, an offering or course of treatment(s) are created for the client with their specific needs in mind. 

 

Yoga therapy provides an opportunity for individuals who are seeking to heal, improve and/or manage symptoms relating to the mind, body and soul; using yoga techniques including asana (posture), meditation & visualization and pranayama (breath control), that specifically matches their needs, as a tool. Yoga therapy is a holistic way to approach health and overall well-being and often (when necessary), a certified yoga therapist/therapeutic yoga teacher will collaborate with other health professionals that a client is working with in order to create and provide the most effective offerings that will continue to empower clients and support their recovery and healing. 

Who Is Yoga Therapy For?

Yoga therapy is an incredible tool that can be used to relieve, treat, and support in the healing of a wide range of mental, emotional and physical health conditions that an individual may be experiencing. Some of the populations of people and conditions that I specialise in working with include:

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  • Athletes

  • Physical Injury & Surgical Recovery

  • Chronic Pain

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Addiction

  • Chronic Stress (and it's associated physiological pathologies)

  • PTSD and similar trauma-related conditions

  • Insomnia

What You Need To Know
  • I provide a mat and any props or tools that may be required.

  • Yoga therapy sessions are conducted 1:1 or can be done in small groups (contact me directly for details);

  • Yoga therapy sessions are offered individually, packages are not available;

  • Yoga therapy sessions are either 75 or 90 minutes each;

  • Yoga therapy sessions take place at RVN Wellness or at another pre-arranged location that is suitable for therapy work.

$140

Initial Intake (90min)

$120

Post-Intake Session (75min)

CONNECT WITH DESI

Get in touch with me to learn more about my offerings or to make a purchase and book a complimentary consultation. I respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. I look forward to hearing from you, Namaste!

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