Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy treatments and courses provide specific yoga practises that are carefully chosen to be appropriate for your specific health need. They encourage increased awareness of the breath, the body and thought in the mind, using appropriate yoga practices to improve the flow of energy (prana), bringing about a more balanced state of health and well being.

Health Conditions

Physical Health

Yoga is well known for improving flexibility, energy levels and for realigning the spine.

The spine is the central structure of the body and Yoga Therapy encourages a healthy moveable spine which nourishes the spinal chord and soothes the nervous system. Once the spine is aligned, the various joints and structures of the body can then relax.

Yoga Therapy recognises the inter-relationship of mind, body and breath. Once the breath is soothed, the body will follow. A more relaxed breathing pattern then nourishes the many organs and systems of the body such as the nervous system, respiratory, circulatory, and immune systems, improving the overall health and well being of the physical body.

Yoga Therapy can be particularly beneficial for musculoskeletal, neurological, lymphatic, respiratory, cardiovascular conditions and many more.

Mental Health

It is well recognised that yoga alleviates the stress and anxiety which if otherwise left, can often lead to mental health conditions.

Yoga Therapy movements, breathing practices, mindfulness meditations and relaxation techniques all help to calm the mind and thoughts, ease the body and soothe the breath. This encourages a more gentle, self-compassionate and nurturing approach to healing the Self back to a natural state of health and well-being.

Yoga Therapy can be particularly beneficial for depression, anxiety-related conditions, phobias, mental fatigue, eating disorders and many more.

1 to 1 Yoga Therapy, Classes and Workshops

1 to 1 Yoga Therapy

Individual sessions enable both the client and therapist to assess specific physical/mental health conditions and devise an appropriate yoga programme. Each session is between 60-90 minutes and includes a confidential health discussion regarding the historical and present aspects of your condition. During the session, you will practice specific yoga techniques appropriate for you and a yoga programme will then be emailed for you to practise at home.

Sessions are held in natural therapy centres or if more appropriate, at home.

Yoga Therapy Classes

Yoga Therapy classes are held regularly in Oxfordshire and The Cotswolds (see timetable for more information).

Classes are gentle, healing and restorative encouraging self compassion for the mind, body and breath. Physical discomforts/pain are eased and the mind is calmed by the practise of deeper more soothing breathing patterns.

Workshops

Day workshops will cover specific topics such as ”Freeing the Spine”, ”Managing Depression”, “Living with Pain and Chronic Illness”, “Managing Stress and Anxiety” and “Improving Energy Levels”.

Specific yoga classes and day workshops can be arranged for small groups with similar conditions within the NHS and community healthcare organisations.