Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy is based on principles of mindfulness, meditation, breath and bodywork. It is a therapeutic practice of mindful enquiry, and can also include simple, restorative yoga poses designed to bring body awareness and introspective awareness.

Through yoga therapy, the client feels increased energy levels, better moods and positive thoughts. Using the body as a conduit to feelings, emotions, thoughts, body sensations, the client gains more compassion and kindness for self.

The practice is slow and mindful, bringing increased awareness to breath, body, heart, mind and life. Over time, clients will feel decreased stress rates and increased energy.

Yoga Therapy helps alleviate depression, anxiety, trauma and chronic pain – all stress related conditions, by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system, decreasing the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis and increasing GABA (Gamma-Amino Butyric acid) in the body.

In each session, the client will notice subtle shifts taking place in their body, heart, mind and life. Some clients may benefit from just a few sessions; others receive weekly sessions for 6 months, a year or more.

Benefits of Yoga Therapy are:

  • Cultivation of awareness and acceptance of your body
  • Connection to your inner resources of selfawareness and embodied mindfulness
  • Awareness, acceptance, profound presence and compassion for self and others
  • Deep connection to your innerwisdom and to the intellect of your body
  • An awareness of how stored trauma, unresolved emotion, and selflimiting beliefs impacts your current choices, behaviours, and relationships
  • Exploration of internal relationships with your body, thoughts, and feelings
  • Creation of a positive and healthy relationship with yourself, and others

Every session begins with the body. Together, we closely follow the messages of your body and do what feels right for you, without judgement, but rather with a sense of curiosity and loving compassion. As you become more present to yourself, you will notice feelings of increased peacefulness and calm, and more physical ease in your body.

Yoga Therapy is very helpful for:

  • Cancer aftercare
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Transitions
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dispelling Fear and anger
  • Chronic pain
  • Gratitude practice

Each session lasts for 1.5 hours. Please wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mat, blanket and pillows are provided, however, if you prefer to bring to bring your own, you are most welcome.

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If you are considering working with a Coach or Therapist, please feel free to contact me.

Free Initial Consultation: I would love to talk with you, get a sense of what you want to achieve through our work together, give you an experience of how it works, and answer any questions you might have. Then you can decide if this approach is right for you. Free Initial 20 minute phone consultation.