What is yoga therapy?
Individualized, one-to-one, therapeutic yoga sessions designed for healing mind, body, and spirit.
Yoga in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya, who believed in the healing potential of yoga for all.
Yoga that allows you to practice at the pace of your own breath, with awareness to your needs, in a way that supports health and healing.
Whether you are experiencing a physical illness or injury, an emotional challenge, or have a progressive condition, yoga therapy may help.
Yoga therapy uses the tools of yoga -- movement, breathing techniques, sound, meditation, and self-inquiry -- to aid your recovery from illness and support your ongoing health.
Through breath awareness, some physical movement, and practice, yoga therapy is able to treat a range of conditions, including back pain, arthritis, hypertension, scoliosis, infertility, depression, anxiety disorders and women's issues, such as PMS and endometriosis.
Even in the case of an ongoing, progressive illness, such as MS or Parkinson's Disease, yoga therapy can do much to improve the student's day-to-day physical and mental health.Last but not least, yoga therapy supports general health and well-being.
how do I begin?
You will begin by meeting with Janet for a consultation to discuss goals, questions, and health concerns. She will observe you doing some simple physical movements and will assess your breath.
At your next meeting, Janet will lead you through the practice that she has designed specifically to meet your needs, preparing you to continue on your own.
A follow-up meeting will be scheduled ten days to two weeks later, giving you the opportunity to check in and your teacher a chance to refine the practice as needed.
Future classes are advised to allow the practice to grow with you. Most students check in every month to six weeks.