Yoga Therapy Sessions
I. Individual Yoga Therapy
These are individualized 1:1 sessions that help guide each person on the road to wellness. A yoga therapist has had extensive training in yoga and is able to create a therapeutic environment to facilitate each session.
Together, the yoga therapist and the patient create the most appropriate yoga health plan based on the individual’s specific needs. Continual assessment and monitoring of the patient’s process along with appropriate feedback are provided.
Three consecutive yoga therapy sessions are recommended as follows:
- The first session is for assessment and consultation.
- By the second session, a home practice has been created and is taught step by step.
- The third session focuses on fine-tuning the home practice.
After these three initial visits, either weekly or monthly sessions will follow for practice refinement and maintenance. Individual sessions run the length of sixty minutes once a week.
II. Group Yoga Therapy
These are specific yoga groups created for individuals who are experiencing similar psychological concerns. The yoga therapist guides the group through various physical and contemplative exercises while providing psycho-educational tools.
Group members are provided with a safe space to practice and guidelines to support each other through this process. Groups are usually formed for anxiety, depression, and grief. The format of the group consists of three to nine members, runs the length of sixty minutes once a week for twelve weeks, and are created upon need or request.