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Why Yoga Therapy?

Why Yoga Therapy?

The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures ​but in how it positively changes ​the way we live our life and our relationships.


TKV Desikachar

Yoga Therapy is an integrative and complimentary therapy that empowers the individual.  It bridges eastern and western sciences, and supports all aspects of the client; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.  "The practice of yoga therapy requires specialized training and skill development to support the relationship between the client/student and therapist and to effect positive change for the individual" (IAYT, 2012). 

Yoga as we currently see it, has largely become conflated to poses in a general class.  While that format may offer benefits to some people, others with certain conditions and health issues can find it challenging to get the specialized attention they need for their situation. Through this holistic approach, trained yoga therapists adjust the practices and teachings of yoga to support the unique needs of each client.


When I work one-on-one with clients, we spend an hour together each session, giving us time to get to the issue.  

And good previous yoga experience needed.  Plus, you don't even have to touch your toes to do Yoga Therapy!

Some examples of conditions Yoga Therapy works with:

  • Lower back

  • Hips and knees

  • Spine

  • Cancer

  • Shoulders

  • Upper back and neck

  • Endocrine System

  • Nervous System

  • Cardiovascular System

  • Respiratory System

  • Digestive System

  • Mental health, depression, and anxiety

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