ABOUT YOGA THERAPY
What is it?
Yoga therapy designs and adapts yoga practices for individuals who have medical and physical challenges due to illness or injury to facilitate their improved health and well-being. Yoga therapy does not treat specific conditions, but empowers individuals toward reaching their treatment goals by restoring holistic balance through the many physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga.
Who can benefit from it?
Yoga therapy is accessible to everyone, but features a specific, individualized approach. Any person who is chronically or acutely ill or has limitations due to past injuries or illnesses can benefit from yoga therapy to manage the symptoms and challenges of their conditions. It is also an effective supplement to ongoing recovery treatments for conditions such as post-traumatic stress, addictions and eating disorders.
What can you expect?
First, I will meet with you one-on-one for an assessment and interview to evaluate and understand your goals, desires, challenges and limitations. Next, I will design a personalized yoga sequence for you – applying diverse yoga practices adapted to help you reach your goals, keeping your concerns and priorities in mind. Thirdly, we will meet regularly (usually weekly or every two weeks) for instruction and guidance in following your yoga sequence during which I will assist with position and balance and make adjustments as needed. I will provide ongoing assessment to assure that the routine is appropriate at all times and that it is helping you progress toward your health and well-being goals. I will make adjustments to the sequence on an ongoing basis.
When and where do we meet?
As a yoga therapist, my personal, specific and focused approach is best offered privately or in small groups that share common challenges and goals. That way I can ensure that each person receives the holistic support and ongoing assessment that makes yoga therapy beneficial. Most often students like to meet in the privacy of their own home, but other facilities/locations are also available.
Why am I a yoga therapist?
Illness, accidents, medical conditions and their treatments can all knock us off-balance and make us feel fragmented. It brings me great joy to use my yoga skills to help others restore balance and wholeness to their lives when facing health challenges that threaten their well-being.
What does it cost?
Initial assessment, first session, design of sequences (Private) $135
Weekly or biweekly sessions (Private) $90
Weekly or biweekly sessions (Group – up to four persons) $75 per person
If financial limitations are a concern, please contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org