Although all yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, yoga therapy is the specific application of yogic tools-postures/exercises, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more-to address an individual's physical, mental, and emotional needs. Many people first learn about yoga through its physical practices, but a common misconception is that the discipline is all about stretching or movement. In fact, yoga therapy can help people who can't move at all, as well as active individuals! The yogic model of health is unique because it addresses every aspect of life rather than considering each body part or system separately.
Yoga therapy is a safe way of working with the natural capacity of your body and mind to optimize well-being. Because yoga itself offers tools that touch on the whole spectrum of human experience, Yoga Therapy can offer support to a range of concerns; pain from various sources, major illnesses, healthy aging, death and dying, neurologic issues and mental health. Yoga therapy can also support people who are dealing with stress, or those who simply want to increase their overall well-being.
A general public yoga class can certainly ease everyday aches, pains, and mood complaints. But a yoga therapy session goes much further because it is completely tailored to the individual. IAYT-certified yoga therapists have in-depth training to help them assess and keep clients safe, and to interact with other healthcare professionals effectively.
Yoga therapy can complement a client's usual healthcare.
Although yoga has been practiced in some form for millennia, we are just beginning to understand these mechanisms from a Western scientific perspective. A tool applied in one area-say, a breathing practice-can profoundly affect a completely different area of the body or the mind. Researchers think this works partly because of yoga's ability to regulate the nervous system and possibly to affect the way the brain processes information. Another reason yoga therapy works so well is that it's not a treatment done to a patient-yoga therapists instead empower clients to tap into their own innate healing capabilities.
Therapeutic Yoga is for those seeking personalized guidance to overcome their physical challenges, no matter what illnesses, injuries or structural anomalies may be present. Debra offers alignment-based (Iyengar inspired) yoga, Yoga Therapy, the use of yoga props and The Great Yoga Wall when working with the body. It is taught by a Debra Wolfe, a certified Yoga Therapist with a workshop feel, allowing for open dialog between the students and teacher. The focus is to restore balance. Students receive individualized instruction that is not possible in a typical yoga class setting. Students are taught more complex alignment concepts to work with their particular bodies. All Levels
Classes offered in 6 week series with Debra Wolfe. To register for a series contact Debra at email@example.com
Private yoga sessions are catered to each student’s unique physical needs and goals.
individuals who want to deepen or accelerate their practice or teaching
individuals who have specific needs for healing or recovering from physical challenges
Individuals who would prefer to be in small groups with family or friends.
Private yoga classes include;
• 15 min health assessment (usually only required first session)
• 1 hour private yoga practice (1-2 students) / $100
• 1 hour semi-private yoga practice with Family or Friends (3-4 students) / $145
• Follow-up contact
Contact Debra at firstname.lastname@example.org.