Yoga Therapy teaches simple skills you can practice at home to help you feel better. The different elements of yoga; poses (asana), breathing practices (pranayama), meditation and relaxation are used to help improve your mental and physical health.
Improve your flexibility and maintain your mobility with yoga stretches and asana. You don’t need to be bendy to take part in a yoga therapy session, because I can adapt the poses to make them accessible to everyone. So you don’t need any previous experience of yoga to take part in a therapy session. The breathing exercises (pranayama) encourage better utilisation of the lungs and respiratory system, which makes them useful for conditions like asthma.
Yoga therapy can be used to manage a variety of common health conditions including anxiety, arthritis, back pain, high blood pressure, insomnia and stress.
I offer the following yoga therapy services:
Yoga Therapy in Small Groups
I run classes and short courses aimed at specific conditions at the Ash Hill Natural Health Centre in Chard. 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 currently have 1 space available in the following class.
Yoga for a Healthy Back
Monday 10.30am – 11.30am at Ash Hill Natural Health Centre, 32a Fore St, Chard TA20 1PT
A nurturing gentle style of hatha yoga. This class incorporates pranayama, easy warm up stretches and gentle yoga poses. These sessions mobilise the spine, strengthen the core and improve general flexibility. Each session ends with a blissful guided relaxation that leaves you feeling calm and peaceful.
The class is suitable for older beginners, and anyone with back ache or arthritis.
The cost is £8. As the class is nearly full spaces are limited so contact me to book a place.
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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. Sessions are 1 hour long and may include yoga stretches, restorative poses, breathing exercises and meditation or relaxation techniques. I will also teach you simple practices to use at home. It is important to dedicate time to your home practice, so you can feel the benefit.
If you are unable to make an appointment please give at least 48 hours notice. If less than 48 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.’