What Is Yoga Therapy?
Welcome, find out more about private yoga therapy sessions on this page. For information on weekly 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 about their ability to attend a group yoga class. We can give you a gentle introduction in a private setting.
How Can Yoga Therapy Help Me?
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. A yoga therapist is an experienced yoga teacher with extra training. This includes bio-medical knowledge and assessment skills. A yoga therapists assists the individual rather than focusing on the condition. To do that, they use a combination of techniques. These might include postures, breath work, meditation, healthy eating advice, lifestyle counseling or self-development guidance.
Each person receives a thorough assessment and a tailored practice based on their 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 also 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 rather than a passive therapy which means it is empowering for the client. This makes it perfect for those who want to actively make change. We design a unique plan to suit each person’s schedule as everybody is different! Clients usually come for a few sessions to allow for progression but the aim is to empower you to continue on your own. 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.