What is yoga therapy?

Minded yoga therapy is a holistic therapy that brings together yoga postures, breathing practices, mindfulness meditation, relaxation and psychological support to enhance wellbeing, rebalance the nervous system and develop the ability to regulate mood and emotions.

Techniques are grounded in both modern medical and scientific understanding of the body and brain as well as ancient yogic wisdom, encouraging integration of mind, body and spirit. Current research informs us that a comprehensive programme involving both body and mind is the most effective way to approach mental health.

What makes yoga therapy different from a yoga class?

In a yoga class you are guided through sequences to better your overall health and wellbeing.

In a yoga therapy session I will use the different elements of yoga and mindfulness to treat specific issues and conditions.  Working one-to-one, I will create a tailored programme to support your individual needs. 

We will explore which postures are useful for energising and which are useful for bringing calm to your system. By learning how to be with the variety of sensations in the body you simultaneously develop the ability to be with challenging emotions in a more grounded and gentle way.