Wait, isn't all yoga therapeutic? Sure, any individual yoga class can be therapeutic if what the teacher has to offer matches up with exactly what you need. However, we know we are all unique and we each may need something a little bit different.
Yoga Therapy can be a beneficial process for anyone that is interested in taking a closer look at how they can practice yoga to enhance complete well-being. On my own path of studying yoga therapy I have come to realize the power of these healing practices, for the body, mind and spirit.
It is especially apparent to someone facing a challenge to their overall well-being, whether it be a chronic illness, joint pain, trauma, or emotional challenges, that all yoga is not therapeutic to every individual.
I often hear people say that they can't practice yoga because of a health concern, they are too old, not flexible enough, not thin enough, or maybe even that they are not into the spiritual aspect. Whatever the reason, through my offerings in yoga therapy I hope to help people find the healing powers of yoga, in a way that uniquely fits their needs, and which may not be available to them in general yoga classes.
Through the therapeutic approach, I will meet you where you are, and work with you to identify practices that will help you find self-healing practices which work with your lifestyle and beliefs.
The typical process includes an initial holistic assessment session lasting about 90-minutes, during which we identify your personal goals, and at least one follow-up session to explore and develop a personalized home practice. The cost for these two sessions is $195.
Additional sessions may be scheduled bi-weekly or monthly to continually explore and adjust practices to move towards personal goals.
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.
The yoga therapy components of my business are based on my Certification through the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT) and my study through the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy, not my status as a 500-RYT with Yoga Alliance. The training through Kripalu Integrative Yoga Therapy is an 800-hour program accredited by the IAYT.