YOGA & YOGA THERAPY
YOGA & YOGA THERAPY
Yoga is a powerful form of mind-body medicine that understands physical ailments also have an emotional, mental and spiritual component.
Yoga Therapists are yoga teachers with a two year extensive, accredited training and governed by a well-defined scope of practice. Unlike a group yoga class, yoga therapy is focused on one person.
Yoga therapists adapt the practices of yoga to suit the individual needs of their client.
No yoga experience is needed.
A growing body of evidence suggests that yoga offers numerous health benefits such as:
Key points to health recovery for yoga therapy clients:
In a yoga therapy session an individuals patterns, habits, thoughts, beliefs, strengths and challenges are addressed.
We use the complete yoga toolbox which include:
Prior to the first session, Sally provides her clients with a detailed intake form which is completed and submitted to help Sally understand her clients needs.
Deep listening, the first session is 75 minutes and begins with and in-depth conversation to help Sally understand a clients health challenges, history, concerns, interests and goals/
Breathing and movement instruction, Sally will guide you through simple movement and breathing practices to assess your strength, balance as well as habits of body and mind.
Creation of a personalized practice, which may include postures, breathing, meditation as well as other yogic principles such as connection to the natural environment and community. This practice will be based on a clients abilities, health goals medical challenges, interests and time.
Practice instruction, after guiding a client Sally will provide a handout, recordings to help with a clients ability to practice at home.
Return sessions, follow up sessions are 60 minutes and help to refine a clients practice and modified as skills develop. Practice, even for just 10 minutes is vital if any changes are expected in mind, body and spirit.
3- 6 yoga therapy sessions are beneficial with 'tune-up' visits encouraged.
These sessions are held in Sally's home at 12 Gibbs St Griffith.
Please wear comfortable pants and a tank top, all yoga props provided.
Sally has developed a great working relationships with local health professionals including doctors, a physiotherapist, psychologist and dietician. Helping a client to wellness takes a collaborative, multi directional approach.
Yoga therapy is backed by extensive evidence based research with over 486 peer reviewed articles.
Sally has a particular interest in working with those who have Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. She runs a weekly group class every Wednesday @ 11am at Griffith Senior Citizens, All welcome $10 per participant.