Therapeutic Yoga

The whole point of Yoga Therapy is to help you feel better.  The different elements of yoga; poses (asana), breathing practices (pranayama), meditation and relaxation are used to help improve your overall health and wellbeing. 

You don’t need to be bendy to take part in a yoga therapy session.  In fact you don’t need to have done any yoga before at all.  The poses can be adapted and props can be used, making them accessible to everyone.  Many of the physical exercise are simple warm up stretches. So generally no complicated bendy yoga poses.

Yoga therapy is used to manage a variety of common health conditions including anxiety, arthritis, back pain, high blood pressure, insomnia and stress. The breathing exercises (pranayama) encourage better utilisation of the lungs and respiratory system, making them useful for conditions like asthma.

Overall, a Yoga Therapist gives you the confidence and techniques to help you manage your health and wellbeing, so you feel great. You can read more about what a Yoga Therapist does here.

 

 I offer the following yoga therapy services:

One to One Yoga Therapy

These sessions take a holistic approach to your health.  They are tailored to your unique needs and take into account any limitations.  A Yoga Therapy session includes an assessment, then following that, depending upon what you want to achieve, we use one or more yoga techniques. You may also be taught simple skills you can practice at home, which will help speed your recovery. If you can dedicate just a few minutes each day to these practices you will soon feel the benefits.  Sessions are approximately 1 hour long.  After an initial session you may decide you want to join a group or online class, or perhaps book more Yoga Therapy sessions.  Often people find they want more than one session to achieve their goal.  I currently provide one-to-one therapy online via Zoom. Once restrictions are eased i will provide an in person service.

 

Yoga Therapy in Small Groups

I often run short courses aimed at specific conditions.  Class sizes are small so I can provide personal attention and adapt poses to meet the needs of each individual student.  Conditions that can be treated this way include back ache, arthritis and stress.  I’m not running any face-to-face classes at the moment.  Keep an eye on this space to find out about future yoga therapy courses, including online ones.

 

Cancellation policy

If you are unable to make an appointment (either online or in person)  please give at least 24 hours notice.   If less than 24 hours notice is given the full payment will be required. Missed appointments will also be charged at the full rate.

 

 

‘My yoga classes have helped me overcome severe neck and lower back tension. The class leaves me feeling relaxed and i get the best night’s sleep ever.’
Annette W

For more information about yoga therapy please contact me I’d love to hear from you