In 2003, I decided to undertake extra training in yoga therapy and completed a further two years’ study with the Yoga Biomedical Trust.
Yoga therapy builds upon yoga methods. It is different from conventional medical practice in its approach to healthcare. Instead of trying to reduce the causes of illness to a single factor and correct things using a discrete cure, yoga therapy aims to treat poor health by improving general physical and mental wellbeing.
Yoga therapy is the tailoring of classical yoga, relaxation, meditation and breathing practices to the needs of the individual. It is not an alternative to conventional medical treatment, but an effective complementary discipline in the healing process. It can be hugely beneficial to people with complex medical conditions who might find a regular class challenging.
The approach is gentle and never intrusive. It can be particularly helpful in managing challenging health conditions such as arthritis, asthma, cancer, ME, migraine, digestive disorders, low back pain and neurological disorders. There is an impressive body of clinical evidence which demonstrates its efficacy in the healing process.
Because no two conditions are the same, I teach yoga therapy in one-to-one sessions. It is most effective as a block of six sessions, but there is no set minimum amount.
I charge £45 for a one-hour yoga therapy session, including an individualised lesson plan for your home practice. There is a reduction in fees for booking six sessions in advance (i.e. six sessions for the price of five).
If you would like to explore whether yoga therapy might be helpful for you, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your telephone number in the email, so that I can ring you back.