Those who wish to develop their natural wellbeing may find yoga therapy a useful route. Yoga therapy is taught by yoga teachers with a lot of additional training (At least 1000hrs) and experience in the therapeutic adaptation and application of yoga. People may be taught one-to-one or in a therapy group setting.
Yoga therapy may help with many issues and medical conditions including anxiety, depression, respiratory conditions, back pain, arthritis, heart conditions, digestive problems, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), fibromyalgia, RSI, migraine, insomnia and stress. It can be appropriate for a wide range of ages and lifestyles as well as those looking for a healthier way of life.
All that is needed from the participant is the desire to help her or himself and the willingness to practise regularly. No prior experience of yoga is necessary.
Through practising a yoga therapy programme the participant may, for example, become more aware of posture and breathing. She/he may also find regular practice can help to promote relaxation, aid sleep and relieve tension; it may help to contribute to an increased sense of wellbeing and a positive mood.
Yoga therapists 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.
What to Expect:
Before your first session, a questionnaire will be sent to you to better understand your needs. The first session will be 90min. This time is given for an in-depth discussion of how yoga therapy can help support you. During the discussion we will find out more about your energy levels, sleep patterns, diet, previous medical history and stress triggers. This will allow me to design bespoke practices around your specific health needs.
I am a Registered Yoga Therapist with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) in the UK. I am also a Yoga Elder (5000-hrs registered) with the British Wheel of Yoga.
My aim is to empower you to practice yoga at home to improve your wellbeing. At the end of a session you will leave with a carefully written plan of instructions/recordings, so you can practice at your own pace, in your own space.