Yoga Therapy at Yogic Wisdom
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is fast becoming an accepted health modality in Australia, offering people, including those experiencing a wide range of ailments or disabilities, guidance and personal tools that they can use to enhance their life.
Yoga therapy is the application of the tools of yoga for therapeutic benefit. It supports and empowers the individual by providing him or her with a personalised practice according to his or her needs. The practice is developed within a professional therapeutic context and draws on the tools of yoga in order to assist the whole individual. The tools used may include simple movements, breathing techniques, sound, relaxation and meditation techniques, dietary advice, lifestyle counselling and self-development guidelines.
Properly applied and practiced, a yoga therapy program provides a foundation that can lead to optimal health on all levels, physical, physiological, psychological and deeper.
Yoga Therapy supports and works in conjunction with all other health modalities, including western medicine, with the objective of achieving the best holistic outcome for the individual.
Who or What is a Yoga Therapist?
A yoga therapist is an experienced yoga teacher who is qualified with specialised skills and knowledge in the application of yoga in a therapeutic setting. Graduates of Yoga Therapy Australia’s three year Post Graduate training program (PGDYT) have been comprehensively trained in observation and assessment skills, foundational western bio-medical knowledge, and the classical yogic understanding of, and approach to various conditions and pathologies.
What to Expect from a Yoga Therapy consultation?
A yoga therapy consultation is conducted by a qualified yoga therapist (Kym) in the private and professional therapeutic setting at Yogic Wisdom. It is similar to having a consultation with a naturopath or physiotherapist.
The session may include:
• a discussion on relevant aspects of health and lifestyle
• a physical assessment
• the design of a personalised practice to suit the specific needs of the individual
• teaching of the various practices prescribed (this may take place over a series of private classes)
• a written copy of the program provided for daily practice
• other lifestyle and dietary guidelines
Once you have a practice it is appropriate to meet with your teacher from time to time, to check that you are practising it correctly and to update it in accordance with changes as they take place. The number of classes you may have will depend on your situation and needs. Generally a few classes are held over the first month, then less frequently as the practice progresses.
Standard: $100 (60mins)