Why yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy is a mix of ancient and modern. Historically yoga was taught one on one, a student had a teacher who knew them personally and would teach them particular practices based on their unique journey through life.
Today, yoga is mostly taught through group classes where teachers try to meet the general needs of all the students collectively, and where the teachers often (not always) have very little training and personal experience.
Yoga therapy goes back to the roots of yoga with a personalized approach to practice, the yoga therapist also brings into the equation a modern understanding of the science of yoga, and how to adapt yoga practices in relation to personal needs, medical diagnoses, limitations, challenges or goals.
So Who Can Benefit?
Really, anyone can benefit who is interested in exploring a holistic approach to improved well-being, and who is willing and ready to do the practices to lead to the desired changes. Some of the specific reasons you might seek out yoga therapy, include:
- Chronic Conditions & Diseases – cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis, auto-immune
- Mental Health – depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, chronic stress, insomnia
- Recovery from Injury or Illness – broken bones, strains, surgery, COVID, pneumonia
- Spiritual Wellness – life purpose, core limiting beliefs, finding more joy & connection
- Developing a True Personal Practice – identifying the practices that will help you meet your goals.