Yoga that adapts
yoga, breathwork and mindfulness/meditation techniques that are safe, comfortable and effective
What is yoga therapy?
The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) defines yoga therapy as "the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga."
Yoga therapy can also be described as "the art and science of adapting the practice of yoga to each individual client; this personalization is based on the client's specific health and wellness situation and desired outcomes or direction".
How is yoga therapy different from yoga?
Yoga therapy takes into account the unique needs and direction of each individual student and provides a yoga practice that is guaranteed to be safe, comfortable and effective. Because of this, yoga therapy is typically delivered via a one-on-one basis or in small groups with a therapeutic focus (like insomnia reduction, lower back pain management or cancer recovery).
There are many other ways in which yoga therapy differs from taking regular yoga classes. To find out more, click here!
Who can benefit from yoga therapy?
Because yoga therapy is highly adaptable, it is well suited for people of various age groups (excluding young children) and almost all stages of life (adolescence, pregnancy, illness recovery, end of life support). IAYT Yoga Therapists study human anatomy, physiology, and pathology as well as receive a deeper understanding of yoga asanas, prananyama, meditation and yogic philosophy applications; this allows yoga therapists to know which yoga practices can help or can hinder these different health, lifestyle and life cycle factors.
For a list of diseases, conditions, health concerns and life stages that a yoga therapist can work safely, comfortably and effectively with, click here.
What is an IAYT certified yoga therapist?
When looking for a yoga therapist in your community, find one certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). A yoga therapist that has completed the IAYT's required training and practicum will have a C-IAYT designation. Yoga therapists with this designation will be the gold standard for delivering yoga therapy in your community!
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**threeOMs Yoga Therapy accepts referrals from health care professionals as well as client self-referrals.**
FOR Healthcare Professionals-- download the referral form here...
The threeOMs Therapeutic Space
(in the Intricate building)
206 Pembina Road
Sherwood Park, AB
in-person appointments are typically what is booked
online appointments available in special circumstances
client in-home appointments are available (additional fees may be charged)
"The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you."
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