WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?

"Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga." International Association of Yoga Therapists 

 

A Yoga Therapy session may include postures, breath awareness and techniques, relaxation techniques and meditation.

You do not need to have prior yoga experience to benefit from Yoga Therapy.

WHAT IS A YOGA THERAPIST?

Accredited Yoga Therapists are well-trained and experienced yoga teachers with extensive additional training in Yoga Therapy from certified schools recognised by the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists.  This extensive training combined with years of teaching and their own yoga practice allows Yoga Therapists to develop therapy sessions that are customised to meet the individual’s needs or the group focus.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A YOGA THERAPY SESSION?

Please read below for a clearer idea of what happens in the Yoga Therapy sessions we provide.

GROUP SESSIONS

Click HERE for Group Session times.

All Groups Sessions run as 6-week courses.  Each Group has a particular focus. We currently run the following Group Sessions:

  • Yoga Therapy for Anxiety

  • Yoga Therapy for Stress

  • Yoga Therapy for Depression

  • Yoga Therapy for Emotional & Mental Balance

  • Yoga Therapy for PTSD

  • iRest Meditation

The sessions are held at the Clinic in Geelong West and there is a maximum of eight people in each session.

A trauma sensitive approach is taken in all Group Sessions.  This means that all instructions are invitational and optional and your Therapist takes great care to minimise  potential triggers. Because of the invitational nature of the class,  you remain in control. You can choose to join in, take a break or even leave if you need to.

A typical session starts with breathing techniques, moves to gentle yoga poses and ends with a deep relaxation.

Group Sessions are for 1 hour.

You do not need to have any previous yoga experience and you do NOT need to be flexible, skinny or fit.

PRIVATE SESSIONS

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Private Sessions are one-on-one sessions that cater to your particular mental health challenge/s.

The sessions are held at our Clinic in Geelong West.

You can book a single session, but to gain greater benefit, I recommend booking four sessions. This allows your Therapist time to design a tailor made program just for you, and then monitor, adapt and modify the program so that is is best meeting your needs.

A trauma sensitive approach is taken in all Private Sessions.  This means that all instructions are invitational and optional and your Therapist takes great care to minimise  potential triggers.  Because of the invitational nature of the session,  you remain in control. You can choose to join in, take a break or stop the session if you need to.

The first session will involve filling out a CONFIDENTIAL form and then talking briefly with your Therapist about your challenge/s and what you would like your Yoga Therapy sessions to achieve.  Once we have this background information, your Therapist will start taking you through specific yoga techniques for your mental health challenge/s.  

 

Sessions typically include breathing techniques,  gentle yoga poses and deep relaxation.

Private Sessions are for 1 hour.

You do not need to have any previous yoga experience and you do NOT need to be flexible, skinny or fit.

IN-HOME SESSIONS

Please contact for appointment.

0450 959 191

info@yoga-therapy.com.au

If you are unable to come into the Clinic, your Yoga Therapist can come to you.

 

In-Home Sessions are one-on-one sessions that cater to your particular mental health challenge/s.

The sessions are held in your own home and all equipment is provided.

You can book a single session, but to gain greater benefit, I recommend booking four sessions. This allows your Therapist time to design a tailor made program just for you, and then monitor, adapt and modify the program so that is is best meeting your needs.

A trauma sensitive approach is taken in all Private Sessions.  This means that all instructions are invitational and optional and your Therapist takes great care to minimise  potential triggers. Because of the invitational nature of the session,  you remain in control. You can choose to join in, take a break or even stop the session if you need to.

The first session will involve filling out a CONFIDENTIAL form and then talking briefly with your Therapist about your challenge/s and what you would like your Yoga Therapy sessions to achieve.  Once we have this background information, your Therapist will start taking you through specific yoga techniques for your mental health challenge/s.

 

Sessions typically include breathing techniques,  gentle yoga poses and deep relaxation.

Private Sessions are for 1 hour.

You do not need to have any previous yoga experience and you do NOT need to be flexible, skinny or fit.

CORPORATE SESSIONS

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Mental health is finally being recognised as a vital component of caring for the health and wellbeing of your staff.

Most workplaces have staff who experience mental health challenges and some workplaces may inadvertently exacerbate these challenges, especially stress and anxiety.

Corporate Sessions teach your staff simple techniques that can be used to help manage and ease symptoms of stress and anxiety.

These sessions can be held in the workplace or at the Clinic and all equipment is provided.

You can book a single session, but to gain greater benefit, I recommend booking four sessions. This allows  time to monitor, adapt and modify the sessions so that your staff gain maximum benefit.

A trauma sensitive approach is taken in all Private Sessions.  This means that all instructions are invitational and optional and all effort is made to minimise  potential triggers. 

 

Sessions typically include breathing techniques,  gentle yoga poses and a deep relaxation.

Corporate Sessions are for 1 hour.

Your staff do not need to have any previous yoga experience and do NOT need to be flexible, skinny or fit.

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