Yoga Therapy

As a complementary and holistic health care system Yoga Therapy addresses the needs of the whole person in bringing balance and harmony to body and mind.

Yoga is an ancient tradition that has made its way into mainstream society through practices that strengthen and cleanse the body, breath techniques that pacify the mind and meditative practices that link us back to self.

Yoga Therapy is an individualised approach that connects with your individual starting point and needs according to health, stage of life and personal goals. It is a complimentary therapy that can work alongside other modalities.

How is Yoga Therapy different from a Group Class?

Yoga Therapy tailors yoga to the specific needs of the individual. Many postures are adapted or modified to achieve a particular benefit. Breath practices are introduced to bring specific energetic benefit.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approaches. Programs are designed according to your unique health goals.

How is does the process work?

In the first session, a detailed outline of your health needs is discussed. This can take 1-1.5 hours. From there, a tailored program is designed and practised with the care seeker for them to take home and begin.  The practice given will fit into time availability and other demands of the care seeker’s day.  Practices may develop/change over time along with your needs.

The goal of Yoga Therapy is to bring wellness and harmony through addressing physical, emotional and mental balance. As such, Yoga Therapy is a self empowering process. The care seeker becomes active in their own healing by committing to practice regularly in their own space.

Practices can be written out or provided as a video file.

Previous experience of yoga is not a prerequisite.

tasya bhumisu viniyogah

‘the application of yoga should be according to the constitution of the individual.’ –

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Chapter 3, Sutra 6)

What to expect

  • Discussion on current aspects of  health and lifestyle such as activities, work, food.  Health history and future health goals will be noted.
  • Observation of the body and questions around its functioning.
  • Pulse reading (nadi pariksa) to assess dosha (body type) and characteristics of system.
  • A personalized yoga program will be designed based around the needs, capacity and practice time available to the student.
  • The practice may include any of the following: simple movement, breath techniques, meditation, sound.
  • Once you begin the practice at home, it is important to check in with the therapist regularly to ensure you are practicing correctly and to modify or advance the practice according to the changes taking place for you.

Who can benefit?

Yoga Therapy can benefit anyone wanting to improve wellbeing.

The practice prescribed brings important movement to the physical body that has a flow on effect to other systems such as respiratory, endocrine, digestive and cardiovascular.

It can combined as a treatment approach alongside other therapies such as Pyschology, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Remedial Massage, Naturopathy etc.

It can assist a person to:

  • Recover from injury
  • Manage trauma recovery
  • Gain freedom of movement
  • Gain energy or respiratory capacity
  • Manage chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, endometriosis, inflammation etc.
  • Recover from illness or medical treatments such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy
  • Reduce anxiety and increase mental clarity
  • Attain an overall sense of wellbeing

The details

Price: First session $90 (1-1.5 hours), subsequent follow-ups $80 per session.

Yoga Therapy can also be tailored to one-on-one in studio sessions. The care seeker can book a series of sessions to work consistently with the therapist when there is less incentive to take on home practice.

Bookings/ Enquiries: Jill Harris 0409900965

Email: jill@kyoyoga.com.au

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