What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy is the tailored application of yoga to health issues and concerns. While general yoga can help with some ailments, yoga therapy is needed for the majority of others in order to provide all clients with a safe, comfortable and effective yoga practice.
For general information on yoga therapy, please visit the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
How is Yoga Therapy Different Than Yoga?
can work in private practice as well as be integrated into existing health care services;
can work with clients on an individual basis as well as in very small, therapeutically focused groups;
work with the person as a whole, not just focused on one or two problem areas;
work with each client to determine the personalized direction of care;
can enrich the lives of their clients and vice versa!
Information taken from: http://yogatherapywellness.ca/yoga-vs-yoga-therapy
What Conditions Can Yoga Therapists Work With?
immunity/ autoimmune disease
reproductive & urinary system concerns
nervous system, neuromuscular disorders
chronic pain disorders
digestive system diseases
cancer treatment recovery
musculoskeletal issues, posture work, spinal alignment
burnout & adrenal fatigue support
pregnancy & postpartum recovery
emotional health (mild depression, anxiety, anger)
perimenopause & menopause support
grief & bereavement
injury, illness & surgery recovery
headaches & migraines
Yoga therapy is as old as yoga itself, but until recently, it was only viewed as a mysterious form of alternative medicine. Now, it is prescriptible support for serious medical conditions, backed by science.