Yoga Therapy is a modern term that describes the original way yoga was authentically practiced, and is practiced, in its birthplace, India. As an emerging health-care profession, you can find services offered in mental health settings, hospital settings, and rehabilitation settings working in conjunction with Western medicine. It involves a process whereby an extensively-trained Yoga Therapist adapts yoga practices to support the unique needs of an individual, over time. This ancient and intelligent approach is for care seekers, including those who assume they can’t do yoga, who are ready to improve their level of wellbeing. Yoga Therapy addresses a broad range of physical, mental, behavioral and emotional challenges, as long as you are willing to practice at home, with our guidance. Your personal goals can be approached through this process, so we recommend you consider what shifts you would love to create for yourself prior to your first consultation. Following the consultation, your teacher will design an appropriate practice for you, and you will be asked to do this at home on a daily basis. After a series of three or four consecutive, weekly visits, we meet less frequently, bi-weekly, monthly, or even even bi-monthly for practice refinement. As your symptoms and experience improve, we adapt the practice to support and extend these improvements into your life.
Who can benefit from Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy may alleviate many forms of acute symptoms and chronic diseases, reducing symptoms or helping to cultivate strategies to manage them. A sampling of conditions that yoga therapy can be useful in alleviating include:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Cancer – in terms of quality of life
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Coronary artery disease
Each class is $100 and lasts between 50 minutes and 1 hour.