Yoga is an ancient, self-empowering practice that utilizes a wide range of tools to enhance well-being and to both maintain and restore health. It can be a powerful medium on the journey towards personal transformation.
Yogic tools utilized to facilitate health and healing are:
Breathing Techniques (Pranayama)
Physical Postures (Asana)
Hand Placements (Nyasa)
Meditation Techniques (Dhyanam)
Yoga Therapy is a therapeutic approach to yoga used to address a broad range of physical, mental, and emotional concerns through adapting yoga very specifically to the unique needs of each individual. This multidimensional approach requires active participation in one’s therapeutic plan and it can greatly complement clinical treatment.
Benefits of Yoga Therapy Groups
Aids in flexibility and strength
Alleviates daily stresses and tensions
Improves concentration and attention span
Balances and detoxifies the systems of the body
Develops balance, coordination, postural alignment, and body awareness
Good for depression, anger, anxiety, and various psychological ailments
Good for chronic pain, pain management, and various physiological symptoms
Improves self-awareness, self-knowledge, self-confidence, and overall vitality
Assists in positive changes in mood and help to both ground and root the mind
Yoga Therapy Group Sessions
These are specific yoga groups created for individuals who are experiencing similar psychological concerns.
A yoga therapist has had extensive training in yoga and is able to create a therapeutic environment to facilitate each group session.
The yoga therapist guides the group through various physical and contemplative exercises while providing psycho-educational tools to assist the deepening and releasing process that occurs throughout each session. Both the needs of the group and the needs of each member of the group are balanced through continual assessment and feedback.
Group members are provided with a safe space to practice and guidelines to support each other through this process. The format of the group consists of three to nine members, runs the length of ninety minutes once a week for twelve weeks, and are created upon need or request.