What is Yoga Therapy?

Inspire Yoga and Wellbeing Yoga TherapyYoga therapy uses the tools of Yoga to create a Yoga practice for specific issues including:
  • Anxiety or Depression
  • Stress and burnout
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Injury recovery
  • Surgery recovery
  • Digestion
  • Sleep issues
  • Mobility restrictions.


Why choose a Yoga Therapy session?
A yoga therapy session provides a safe space where a program is tailored for you by a therapist with specialised Yoga training to help with these and other conditions.


What happens in a Yoga Therapy Session?
In the initial Yoga Therapy session, time is spent talking and understanding your needs and agreeing the goal of the practice. The Therapist looks at the whole person, looking at physical, emotional and mental states and assessing which are most relevant to the presenting situation.
You and your therapist will then collaborate to develop an initial practice.  The practice is trialed, fine tuned and written down for you to take home. This practice can be made up of Meditation, Breathing Exercises and/or Yoga postures.
At each consultation your therapist will gather your feedback and the practice will be tweaked depending on what has worked best for you. These private sessions may continue or you may choose to move into small group classes.


What’s the difference between a Yoga Therapy (Group) Class and a standard Yoga Class?
In a Yoga Therapy class the numbers are kept small – less than 10.
Each person has had one or more private sessions and understands their own practice. The class is designed around the people in the session and their requirements. Modifications are given throughout the class to keep each person safe.
These classes can be designed around a specific area such as Stress Relief or Back care. General classes are tailored to whoever is in the class.
The therapeutic style of yoga has a strong focus on breath, with movement linked to the breath. This helps you become aware of your body and what’s happening within it. This awareness can then lead to knowing and understanding what your body needs.
Practicing this way also helps calm the nervous system. It helps mitigate the body’s flight and fight response and allows you to move into a state of rest and digest.  Many diseases are worsened by stress. Helping to keep the mind and nervous system calm aids in feeling better no matter the circumstances.
Does this sound like something that could help you or someone you know?
Book your initial session for just $99 (usually $120).

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About the Author

Liama Aesha has been a Shiatsu Practitioner for 17 years and a Yoga Teacher for 10 years.

She owns her own clinic and Yoga studio in Dee Why. She believes in empowering her clients with the knowledge to understand their own health and to give them the best tools to use as and when they require.

Registered Member of Shiatsu Therapy Association, Australia.
Registered Level 2 Teacher with Yoga Australia
Registered Yoga Therapist with Yoga Australia

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