UK Yoga Therapy
What is Yoga Therapy?
Integrating Yoga into Modern Healthcare - Making a Difference for Patients
According to the International Association of Yoga Therapists:
“Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.”
Not every teacher, class, or practice would be considered yoga therapy. The main difference between the two is that a yoga therapist applies the techniques of yoga with knowledge about a specific problem, experience, and intuition to help alleviate that problem (whether it's physical, mental, and/or spiritual).
Yoga therapy aligns the unique and precise health needs of YOU with yoga practices - all which have proven benefits to health. For example, with lower back pain, there are very specific yoga positions, breath work and postures for strengthening and supporting the back and even soothing the symptoms. Likewise, with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), there are gentle, specialised ways of regulating the nervous system and fostering the return of an awareness of the body. In Autism Spectrum Disorders, specific yoga postures can be used to reduce heightened sensory awareness and promote emotional balance.
My sessions may include breathing techniques, postures, meditation, relaxation techniques, or the promotion of behavioural changes. It will be a individual plan for YOU.
I am both an experienced NHS professional and Qualified Yoga Teacher who is Integrating yoga into modern healthcare - making a difference for patients. Relaxing the mind and reducing anxiety to improve how you feel and to help reduce long term health issues.
I am a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor with more than 35 years experience of working in the NHS. I am also 'yogi' who has successfully completed the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) 500 hour Diploma Course, which was preceded by the BWY Foundation Course, totalling four years of yoga training. I have also competed specialised BWY recognised Yoga Therapy training. I am a passionate yoga teacher committed to working to improve, maintain and maximise health through unity of the mind and body. Give it a go you WILL be surprised.
I work with both classes or individuals on specific issues or general wellness.
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