What is Yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, designs and implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses ailments in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending upon the nature of the ailment, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the symptoms, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels. (TKV Desikachar & Kausthub Desikachar)
Who can benefit from Yoga Therapy?
anyone looking to improve their overall wellness or seeking relief from various psychological or somatic conditions can benefit from Yoga Therapy, including but not limited to:
CHRONIC PAIN: I.E. BACK PAIN, ARTHRITIS, FIBROMYALGIA, ETC.
HORMONAL IMBALANCES: PMS, MENOPAUSE, ETC.
MENTAL/EMOTIONAL BALANCING: STRESS, DEPRESSION, GRIEF, ANXIETY, ETC.
Insomnia or poor quality of sleep
How is it different from a group yoga class or a private yoga class?
While group and private classes focus primarily on asanas (yoga postures), Yoga Therapy is a multi-class journey where therapist and client work together to create a holistic program that is specific to the client's needs and history. This one on one or small group approach allows for personalized care and take home programs that are tailored to the client's needs.
What will the program involve?:
DEPENDING UPON YOUR NEEDS, YOUR PERSONALIZED PROGRAM MAY INCLUDE:
- YOGA POSES
- PRANAYAMA (BREATHING) EXERCISES
- MEDITATION PRACTICES
- JOURNALING/REFLECTIVE PRACTICES
- THAI YOGA THERAPY
- RESTORATIVE PRACTICES
- chakra work
Each package includes:
A DIGITAL COPY OF YOUR PERSONALIZED PROGRAM WITH INSTRUCTIONS
UNLIMITED EMAIL SUPPORT
5 private SESSIONS = $300
10 private sessions = $550
NOTE: Please check with your extended benefits provider to see if yoga therapy can be covered.
Cancellation Policy: Kindly advise of any cancellations 48 hours in advance or full session fees may be applied.
Yoga Therapist QUALIFICATIONS: Jessica Dowlatsingh, HONS. B.A. PSYCHOLOGY, BACHELOR OF EDUCATION, e-ryt 500 (experienced registered yoga teacher), YACEP (yoga alliance continuing education provider), LEAD TEACHER OF YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, and yoga therapist