Yoga Therapy

As a complimentary and holistic health care system Yoga Therapy addresses the needs of the whole person through an individualised approach of the tools of yoga.

Yoga is an ancient tradition that has made its way into mainstream society through practices that strengthen and cleanse the body, breath techniques that pacify the mind and meditative practices that link us back to self.

Yoga Therapy is an individualised approach that connects with your individual starting point and needs according to health, stage of life and personal goals. It is a complimentary therapy that can work alongside other modalities.

Yoga Therapy differs from yoga in a class setting as it looks at the specific needs of the individual. Many postures are adapted or modified to achieve a particular benefit. There is no ‘one size fits all’ remedy and different approaches will be used according to your unique health  status.

Yoga Therapy follows the notion that all aspects of our being are inextricably linked – physical body, mind, energetic body, personality, emotions. Illness or unease can present on one (or more) of these layers and over time, cause wellbeing to suffer.

The goal of Yoga Therapy is to bring wellness and harmony back to the student through addressing physical, emotional and mental balance. As such, Yoga Therapy is a self empowering process. The student becomes active in their own healing by committing to do the practice regularly in their own space.

Previous experience of yoga is not a prerequisite.

tasya bhumisu viniyogah

‘the application of yoga should be according to the constitution of the individual.’ –

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Chapter 3, Sutra 6)

What to expect

  • Discussion on current aspects of  health and lifestyle such as activities, work, food.  Health history and future health goals will be noted.
  • Observation of the body and questions around its functioning.
  • Pulse reading (nadi pariksa) to assess dosha (body type) and characteristics of system.
  • A personalized yoga program will be designed based around the needs, capacity and practice time available to the student.
  • The practice may include simple movement, breath techniques, meditation and sound.
  • The practice will be written out for the student and they will be taken through it during the consultation session.
  • Once you begin the practice at home, it is important to check in with the therapist regularly to ensure you are practicing correctly and to modify or advance the practice according to the changes taking place for you.

Who can benefit?

Yoga Therapy can benefit anyone wanting to improve wellbeing.

The practice prescribed brings important movement to the physical body that has a flow on effect to other systems such as respiratory, endocrine, digestive and cardiovascular.

It can assist a person to:

  • Recover from specific injuries
  • Gain more freedom of movement
  • Gain more energy or respiratory capacity
  • Manage chronic conditions
  • Reduce anxiety and increase mental clarity
  • Attain an overall sense of wellbeing

The details

Price: 3 session package – $240.

Price includes first session $90 (1-1.5 hours), subsequent follow-ups x 2 – $75 per session (1 hour each).

Ongoing sessions as required $75.

*It is suggested clients book for a second consultation shortly after initial appointment to ensure practice is being maintained appropriately and to their needs and capacity.

Bookings/ Enquiries: Jill Harris 0409900965

Email: jill@kyoyoga.com.au

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