What is Yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy, a subset of Yoga, is a self care approach to health and wellbeing guided by a qualified Yoga therapist. A blend of science and spirituality, it combines the knowledge and research of modern medicine, neuroscience and psychology with the ancient wisdom of Yoga philosophy. Each client is viewed holistically as an integrated being of mind, body and emotions and as such Yoga Therapy addresses all these aspects as appropriate.
How does Yoga therapy work?
I usually recommend a minimum course of six Yoga therapy sessions held weekly or fortnightly but this can be discussed and agreed to suit you. In the session, we will practice some Yoga poses, breathing techniques and relaxation methods based on your individual needs. You will receive a home practice to do between sessions which will be added to or altered as therapy progresses. Whatever your personal aims for therapy may be, our work together is very much a collaborative process between the two of us. Yoga therapy can be used as a stand alone treatment or alongside counselling, psychotherapy, physiotherapy and conventional medicine.
Is Yoga therapy right for me?
Yoga therapy is for those who wish to incorporate the body in therapeutic work. You may have had talking therapy in the past or you may not feel it is right for you at present. I specialize in the use of Yoga therapy for mental health but also help those presenting with physical conditions. A few areas that are especially helped by Yoga Therapy include:
- long Covid
- chronic fatigue
- symptoms of menopause
Individual Yoga sessions can also be very helpful for those who are thinking of joining a class but would initially like some individual guidance. No previous experience of Yoga is necessary.
Cost: £50 per session or £250 for six sessions.
Whatever your needs I offer a 30 minute phone or zoom call free of charge to discuss your personal situation.