By tailoring yoga practices to individual needs, Yoga Therapy creates a practice specific to the client and assists in the treatment of various medical conditions including anxiety, depresion, respiratory conditions, back pain, arthritis, heart conditions, digestive problems, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), fibromyalgia, RSI, migraine, insomnia and stress. No prior experience of yoga is necessary.
Yoga therapists—like anyone in the holistic therapies field—must have knowledge of the conditions they are working with. They are trained to understand medical diagnostics, look at health conditions through a yoga therapy lense, as well as assess from a western medicine perspective. They apply a wide range of yogic techniques to meet the demand of their clients (breath work, postures, meditation, visualisation, yoga nidra, restorative yoga, relaxation, etc…). The holistic focus of yoga therapy encourages the integration of mind, body, and spirit.
Yoga therapy is well established as a treatment for depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that yoga boosts the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which is important because GABA levels are statistically low in people who experience substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. Other studies are ongoing to prove the efficacity of yoga therapy on neurological and immune conditions as well as respiratory conditions such as asthma.
My aim is to empower you to practice yoga at home and to have the tools you need to help you with health and life balance issues. At the end of a session you will leave with a carefully written plan of instructions/recordings, so you can practice on your own.
During the last 10 years, I developed hands-on knowledge of how to adapt yoga techniques to the most vulnerable.
Today the scope of my work is:
- To bring Yoga in the community.
- To offer Yoga Therapy to people with a wide range of conditions (neurological, immune, respiratory and cardio-vascular conditions, cancers and post treatment, diagnosed mental health issues, musculo-skeletal issues).
- To work with people with special needs.
- Educate movement teachers to anatomy, to allow them to refine their skills.