What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is the branch of Yoga specifically focused on creating health, healing, and awakening. The integration and balance of all levels of our being—mind, body, and spirit—is the goal of Yoga Therapy.
Yoga Therapy is valuable for those with specific stress-related conditions of dis-ease or anyone seeking vitality and peace of mind.
Drawing heavily on Ayurveda, the ancient healing science of India, and the eight limbs of yoga in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Yoga Therapy brings together several different healing elements and modalities:
- Body Awareness
- Guided Imagery
- Yoga Nidra
- Creative Journaling
- Sacred Drawing
- Thai Massage
From a Yoga Therapy perspective, developing a deeper awareness and connection to the sources of energy within our being is the foundation of health. Yoga therapists serve as guides or mentors for individuals (or groups) in their journeys of healing and self-discovery by facilitating students' awareness of prana—the life force—within themselves.