Yoga Therapy as the name suggests is the therapeutic application of yoga to assist with a range of physical, emotional and mental health concerns. Yoga Therapy is a holistic form of healing which utilises the entire spectrum of Yoga practices and the wisdom of Ayurveda to effect health and healing on an individual basis. Rather than only treating the specific health concern, yoga Therapy considers the whole person who they are and how they are affected.
While yoga in general can be considered a therapeutic practice, the very nature of a group class is more directed to the group as a whole and may not be suitable for those presenting specific injuries or health concerns rather than the individuals needs.
Your Yoga Teacher Kim Allan is a qualified Yoga Therapist and Svastha Yoga teacher with over 14 yrs experience and a Ayurvedic Consultant.
During your initial consultation will be centered around listening to your concerns, gaining insight into your current abilities around movement and breath and identifying your goals.
A Yoga Therapy Consultation is different to your regular Yoga class as it will be an individualized approach to suit your needs, abilities and take into account your current lifestyle and commitments. The session includes the use of Yogic principals and tools such as breath, sound/mantra , specific movements, meditation and mindfulness to assist you with achieving your goals.
From this Kim will design an easy to follow program for you to practice at home that will lead you in a progressive manner towards wellness.
Yoga therapy classes will help you understand and manage your body better. Yoga will improve your posture and breathing and help the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and nervous systems function more smoothly – meaning you’ll suffer less physical pain and experience a better quality of life.