what is yoga therapy
Unlike what it sounds like, yoga therapy is not only about yoga. Yoga therapy is a way to bring more health & wellbeing into your life, regardless of your current situation. It’s a way to take (back) ownership of your health situation.
It’s not the same as a traditional yoga class, the training and ’scope of practice’ of a certified yoga therapist is significantly different than that of a yoga teacher.
Yoga therapy is a movement-based approach, where we work mainly with the physical body, using movement, breathing and relaxation techniques in order to restore the balance in the ‘body systems’. Yoga therapy is not meant to take the place of traditional medicine, it is a complimentary practice.
In this video I explain what yoga therapy is, and what it isn’t (for the Swedish version click here).
Common Reasons for yoga therapy
- (Lower) Back pain
- Reduce stress & the effects from longterm stress
- Pain in upper back, shoulders & neck
- Digestive problems (incl IBS)
- Optimise posture for increased energy
- Sleep issues
- Tension headaches
- Constantly tired / Low energy
- High blood pressure
- Auto-immune disease
- Peri/pre/post menopause
- Recovering from covid
- Chronic pain
- Click here for more examples
what to expect from yoga therapy
Working together you will come to understand, in a clear and easy way, how your amazing body works. You become (more) aware about the ‘body systems’ and how it is all connected, and what you can do to support your body towards more health.
You learn how to use tools & techniques in order to self-regulate as needed in the ‘ups & downs’ of life. The practices done during the sessions become much more powerful and effective when they become part of your daily life.
My intention is that you gain knowledge from me to feel confident & skilled enough to continue to practice on your own, using the tools you’ve learnt.
Feedback from clients
“Before we started the sessions I really didn’t have that many expectations. After reading the information on your website yoga therapy seemed like one of a few good options to try in order to heal a bit more. And luckily it was/is! The custom made sessions were very helpful as I learned to work with limitations regarding my condition and worked on gradually building muscle/strength. I would say a 10!” -J.T
“Yoga therapy for me, was a very healing experience. And has given me the tools to get to know myself and my body a little bit better. As a result, I feel a lot better, and my back complaints and IBS are much more manageable.” -C.H
“Didn’t know what to expect, but I feel its a worthy addition to the purely medical treatment. This is because I felt taken seriously, and it gave me much more awareness of how systems in the body are (inter)connected and how to work on relaxing basically. Sounds simple but it’s not, also something I took away from the therapy. To add, thank you for going ‘the extra mile’ when sending over recommendations or podcasts that you thought relevant, much appreciated.” -L.B
“Camilla has a lot of knowledge about the human body and always knows how to do a specific movement in a different way in case you cannot do it in one way. She makes you see assumptions or expectations you might have concerning your own body and how your could treat it differently.” -A.B
“During the sessions we had really good talks about how body and mind are connected, and how your body can be hurting because of emotional weight that you carry around, It was very good for me to talk about some things that I was carrying around emotionally, and to talk about my bodily issues, without any judgement, in a very safe space.” -C.H