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What is Yoga Therapy Anyway?

A New Approach to Yoga & Wellness




"Oh, that's interesting..." That's usually the response I get followed by an awkward silence when I tell people that I'm studying yoga therapy. "So, you're a yoga teacher!" is the next thing I hear. And well yes, I am a yoga teacher, but Yoga Therapy is so much more than that. So what is Yoga Therapy anyway?


“Yoga therapy empowers people to relieve their suffering and bring themselves back to balance, all within the yogic framework."


A More Targeted Approach to Yoga


The answer is a broad ranging one.


But the short answer is that yoga therapists empower their clients to relieve their suffering and bring themselves back to balance, all within the yogic framework. Tailoring solutions specifically for each client's issue, asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breathing exercises), and various meditation techniques are used.


Yoga therapy can be used in many different settings and for many chronic physical and mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, weight loss, sleep problems, back pain, surgery rehab, cancer care, long Covid, or that shoulder pain that just doesn't seem to go away.


Yoga therapy is a relatively new, and growing field. The International Association of Yoga Therapists, yoga therapy's largest association, supports more than 5600 yoga therapists in over 50 countries (https://yogatherapy.health/about-iayt/), adding more every day. And I'm excited to be a part of it!


Are you interested in finding out what yoga therapy can do for you? Let me know! We can arrange a virtual or in person visit. Fill in the contact form or email me at yogatherapyssm@gmail.com.

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