WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?
The International Association of Yoga Therapy defines Yoga Therapy as “the process of empowering individuals to progress towards improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga” (IAYT, 2012).
Yoga Therapists use our understanding of biomedical systems and health conditions from a yogic perspective to work holistically to help meet the individual needs of the client. We assess physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, so that we can select appropriate practices based on the current condition and desired outcome.
Clients often come to Yoga Therapy to relieve symptoms (suffering), and/or to improve function. In addition to physical aspects such as increased strength, flexibility, and balance, and addressing physical pain and impairment, Yoga Therapy offers tools for:
Through the applications of Yoga Therapy, we have the opportunity to create change on all levels: physically, energetically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We can promote health and wellbeing, connect to Self, and ultimately transform our lives.
As a Yoga Therapist, I offer support and resources to ease suffering, increase health and wellbeing, and transform lives.
My education and work experience has led to a deep understanding of biomedical systems and health conditions from a yogic perspective.
Due to my personal experience with the healing benefits of yoga (see below), I am particularly interested in helping individuals suffering from chronic pain.