What is yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy is a complementary therapy that uses the techniques and practices of yoga; posture (asana), breath (pranayama), meditation and guided visualization to assist in the healing process. It is not intended to replace the care of a licensed medical health professional.*
How can I use yoga therapy to find more resilience?
Yoga therapy can help you:
find physical ease and comfort
discover healthy boundaries and safety
create a stronger connection to yourself, others and the world around you
foster spiritual growth
release fears and blocks held in the body that impede psychotherapy.
Why would someone choose yoga therapy over a different complementary therapy?
Yoga therapy is a process of discovery where you are actively involved in your own healing process. You will have the opportunity to find the wisdom of your own body and what works to bring you physical, mental and spiritual well being.
What happens in a yoga therapy session?
After a comprehensive initial intake I will design an individualized plan to best address your concerns. This can include: active and restorative yoga postures, meditation, breath work, yoga nidra, mindfulness practices, guided visualization and self care.
How is yoga therapy different than a group or private yoga class?
Most yoga classes emphasize the physical practices of postures (asana) and breath. Yoga therapy is individualized and unique to you; many of the yoga practices used in private or semi-private sessions aren't practiced in the framework of a traditional class.
How long is a session?
Sessions are an hour long.
How many sessions will I need?
Most people experience a greater sense of ease with their first session. However, you will see the greatest results if you commit to a four to twelve week course of sessions. This allows you to explore deeply and integrate the process.
Is yoga therapy covered by insurance?
At this point yoga therapy is not covered by insurance.
*Yoga supports your health, but Yoga Therapists are not responsible nor do we assert to diagnose, treat, heal and/or cure mental or physical disease or illness. Be sure to be cleared to practice yoga by your doctor or a certified health professional.