What Is Yoga Therapy?
Welcome, find out more about private yoga therapy sessions on this page. For information on weekly therapeutic group yoga classes on the regular timetable then please read more here >>
Yoga therapy is the use of yoga to support and empower you to manage your health. No yoga experience is needed to begin and it can be applied in a wide range of circumstances. It’s perfect for those who are a little anxious or unsure about their ability to attend a group yoga class. We can give you a gentle introduction in a private setting.
Some common things that a yoga therapist may be able to help you with include:
- Chronic (ongoing) pain
- Wellness during or after injury or illness
- Stress related complaints
- Gentle, private introduction to yoga
- Preventing ill health
- Maintaining well-being
Yoga therapy is an emerging profession that is backed by a growing evidence base of research into its many benefits. A yoga therapist is an experienced yoga teacher with extra training including bio-medical knowledge and assessment skills. We assist the individual rather than focusing on the condition using a combination of techniques. This might include postures, breath work, relaxation, meditation, healthy eating advice, lifestyle counseling and self-development guidance.
A thorough assessment and tailored practice is given to you based on your own needs. Yoga therapy is not just a short term treatment option but a long term lifestyle choice. Yoga Therapists can work with other health professionals and refer on if care is needed outside of their skills. We have a good referral network in the local area.
Yoga therapy is an “active” therapy so it’s perfect if you are seeking to actively change your lifestyle. We can come up with a plan that suits your own schedule as we understand that everybody is different! A few sessions are usually needed (minimum of 2) to allow for tweaking. The idea is to empower you to continue on your own, touching base with the therapist every now and again as needed. More About Private Yoga Therapy Appointments >>
Charley Hickey is a qualified yoga therapist who holds membership with the Australian Association of Yoga Therapist, International Association of Yoga Therapists and Yoga Australia.