Yoga Therapy

What IS Yoga Therapy?

“Although all yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, yoga therapy is the specific application of yogic tools– postures/exercises, breath-work, meditation techniques, and more… to address an individual’s physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional needs. Many people first learn about yoga through its physical practices, but a common misconception is that the discipline is all about stretching or movement. In fact, yoga therapy can help people who can’t move at all, as well as active individuals!”

– IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists)

Yoga Therapy Can Help With:

  • Pain Management
  • Improvement of joint functions
  • Prevention or re-occurrence of the underlying issues of illness
  • Overall health and wellness
  • Anxiety and depression ADD/ADHD
  • Cancer and/or chemotherapy side effects
  • Fibromyalgia
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Insomnia
  • IBS
  • Menopausal and Peri-menopausal symptoms
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic Pain

What to Expect in Your First Yoga Therapy Session:

During, or before, your first session, a detailed assessment form will be filled out and discussed with your Yoga Therapist. Your YT will want to hear about you, your story, your challenges, beliefs, pain level, and environmental conditions. Then together, you and your therapist set a clear goal for your session(s). Based on the assessments and conversations, you will be given an individualized home practiced aimed at easing your symptoms or to bring your body back into balance.

Some Therapies That May Be Given:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Exercise: aerobic and/or yoga asanas
  • Relaxation: restorative asanas
  • Breathing techniques
  • Journaling and/or Bible study
  • Meditation

Ready For a Class?

View our schedule online and find a class that works for you.  Our FAQ page has lots of helpful information on what to expect.  Sill have questions?  Contact us, we’re happy to help!