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YOGA THERAPY

"There exists an indisputable connection between a person's overall physical and mental health and the inner peace and well-being yoga is designed to achieve. Yoga suspends the fluctuations of the mind, and by acting consciously, we live better and suffer less."

- Catherine Woodyard PhD, MCHES®

Woodyard C. (2011). Exploring the therapeutic effects of yoga and its ability to increase quality of life. International journal of yoga, 4(2), 49–54. https://doi.org/10.4103/0973-6131.85485

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WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?

Yoga Therapy is the application of traditional therapeutic yogic practices, such as considered movements, breathwork, meditation and guided relaxation, which have been personalised and adapted to aid your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. 

 

Yoga Therapy is a trauma-informed practice which uses mindful movement as a way of retraining the nervous system to release old habitual patterns that may be causing pain or distress and form new connections to restore balance and build resilience. This approach is suitable for just about anyone; it doesn't matter if you have never before set foot on a yoga mat, as Yoga Therapy encourages us to cultivate connections between movement, breath and awareness at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Modern medicine and psychological research support these therapeutic practices of yoga as an effective complementary therapy to support many people living with a wide range of physical and mental health conditions, as well as those looking for broader health and well-being benefits.

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HOW CAN YOGA THERAPY HELP YOU?

It is excellent news that more people are attending yoga classes as a means of self-care and that many medical professionals are recommending their patients take up yoga to help them manage their health and well-being. However, many standard yoga classes are often not appropriate or even safe for everyone; in some cases, they can cause more harm than good.​ In a 1:1 Yoga Therapy session, things are very different! Each session is trauma-informed, and the individual's medical history and needs are carefully considered to ensure a safe and effective practice. 

Research has shown that yoga can have a positive effect on those living with or going through the following:

Anxiety

Autoimmune diseases

Asthma

Back pain

Burnout

Cancer 

Chronic pain

Depression

Diabetes

Fatigue

Frozen shoulder

Heart disease

High blood pressure

IBS

Insomnia

Long covid

Menopause

Musculoskeletal issues 

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Osteoporosis

Reproductive issues

Rheumatoid arthritis 

Stress

Stroke

A polite reminder that all medical conditions must be diagnosed by a doctor or qualified medical professional.

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THE BENEFITS OF YOGA THERAPY

  • Reduce persistent pain and tension

  • Calm and regulate your nervous system

  • Increase interoceptive awareness

  • Reduce painful flare-ups

  • Support mental-emotional health

  • Improve strength and mobility

  • Boost energy and mood

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Improve sleep and breathing

  • Deepen self-knowledge and empowerment

  • Develop a sense of interconnectedness 

  • Improve overall health and well-being

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A 1:1 SESSION:

During our first meeting at your free consultation appointment, we will discuss a range of topics surrounding your health and build a picture of your individual needs.

In your first Yoga Therapy session, we will explore some movements and suitable breathing practices, which will then inform our following sessions. I will also work with you to create a simple daily practice so that you are able to develop even when we are not in a session. 

During our sessions, we will work together to support you in breaking down old patterns and creating new connections. It is vital that you can remain committed to your practice throughout our time together so that you will be able to experience the best possible results. 

 

The 1:1 Membership Plans run from 6 to 12 sessions. I would recommend weekly appointments to begin with, which will help to build up and strengthen your practice; however, we can change this to be fortnightly or monthly, depending on your requirements.

If you have any questions between our appointments, you can always contact me via email, and I will reply as soon as possible and try to support you as best I can. 

In short, throughout our time working together, you’ll receive personalised guidance, an adapted practice to suit your needs, expert support, as well as specific steps to implement into your daily life and routine that will support you in integrating your practice.

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