Yoga Therapy

What is Yoga Therapy 

“Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga.”

International Association of Yoga Therapists

”Although all yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, yoga therapy is the specific application of yogic tools—postures/exercises, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more—to address an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional needs.”

Often, yoga therapy is not a quick fix, but rather as stated above, a process. Most likely it has taken you a bit of time to get ’where you are’ and chances are it will take us a bit of time to ’get you back on track’. I can almost guarantee though that you will start to notice improvements quickly.  

In yoga therapy we treat the whole person – not the disease. It is a whole-body approach to calm down the system and adjust the lifestyle, incorporating lots of micro-breaks, so that the various mechanisms of the body can gradually heal and become more balanced. Often yoga therapy is about teaching people ’the skills to help themselves’ in their own lives. Which is why you often will be given practices for you to do at home. 

It all depends on what you need to increase your health and well-being.

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The Yoga Therapy Program:

  • First intake session
  • Physical and breathing assessment

The sessions typically involves yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation techniques. 

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How many sessions are required:
No two clients are the same, and saying what is a ’normal amount of sessions’ is a rather difficult, if not an impossible task. Yoga therapy is a process. A process can be defined as ”a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end”.

Those actions or steps are not just the actual yoga therapy sessions, but also the practices you decide to do on your own, at home, in between our sessions. Often 2-4 months will provide you with enough tools to feel empowered to continue working on your own. The decision will always be yours, if you want to continue, or if/when you want to stop. 

Initially we probably meet once/week. After some time perhaps every second week or once a month. Depending on your preferences and needs.

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Combine with other treatments:
You are free to continue with other forms of treatment and, indeed, yoga therapy can be used alongside other modalities very easily.