Yoga Therapy is different than any other form of treatment you have tried.
Yoga Therapy uses a completely different model to understand how the human system (body, mind, energy, emotions, personality) functions, and it works with all aspects of your system in an integrated way to promote healing on all levels.
Whether you're dealing with physical issues, disease, pain, psychological or emotional issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, or anything else, Yoga Therapy is a tool that can help you manage and work through your afflictions. Yoga Therapy approaches pain in a holistic way without the use of medications or invasive treatments. While it is not a replacement for Western Medicine, it can be a powerful adjunct to any treatment you are already receiving.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is a holistic healing approach that works on all levels of your system. It is a personalized and tailored practice that utilizes yoga postures, breathwork, meditation, and mindfulness to address specific physical, mental, and emotional health concerns. Through the guidance of a trained yoga therapist, individuals can explore and address their unique needs and challenges, promoting self-awareness, self-care, and overall well-being. Yoga Therapy can be a powerful tool for managing stress, depression, and anxiety, reducing pain, improving sleep, enhancing emotional resilience, and supporting overall health and healing.
Goals Of Yoga Therapy
The goal of yoga therapy is to support individuals in achieving balance, healing, and self-transformation by addressing their specific needs and challenges. It is often used as a complementary therapy to conventional medical treatments and can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and various physical and mental health conditions.
What Is A Yoga Therapist?
A yoga therapist is a highly trained and skilled professional who uses the principles and practices of yoga to support and improve the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals. Unlike traditional yoga instructors, yoga therapists have advanced training and specialized knowledge that allows them to work with individuals on a more personalized and therapeutic level.
Yoga therapists work with a wide range of clients, including those seeking relief from chronic pain, managing stress and anxiety, recovering from injuries, dealing with mental health challenges, or simply looking to enhance their overall well-being. They may collaborate with healthcare professionals, such as doctors, physical therapists, or psychologists to complement conventional treatments and provide a more holistic approach to healing.
How Is Yoga Therapy
One of the key aspects of yoga therapy is empowering individuals to take an active role in their healing process. Yoga therapists will teach clients how to integrate yoga practices into their daily lives, allowing them to continue their progress outside of therapy sessions.
The primary goal of a yoga therapist is to address specific health concerns and create individualized yoga programs that cater to the unique needs and goals of their clients. They take into account a person's physical abilities, medical history, lifestyle, and emotional state to design a comprehensive and holistic approach to healing.
Yoga therapy sessions may include various elements of yoga, such as physical postures (asanas), breathwork (pranayama), meditation, mindfulness practices, relaxation techniques, and guided imagery. The therapist guides clients through these practices, providing gentle adjustments and modifications as needed to ensure safety and comfort.
What To Expect
The initial consult will be around 90 minutes long. Your yoga therapist starts by gathering relevant background information, such as past and current medical history, your goals and intentions, emotional state, stress levels, any mental health concerns, as well as information on lifestyle and daily habits. This will be followed by a physical assessment to evaluate your range of motion, flexibility, strength, posture, and any areas of discomfort or tension.
Based on the information gathered, the yoga therapist creates a personalized Yoga Therapy program that may include specific yoga postures, breathwork techniques, meditation practices, and lifestyle recommendations to support your well-being.
You will leave with a custom yoga practice the day of the intake.
Follow Up Session
All follow up sessions will be 60 minutes long. In a Yoga Therapy follow-up session, the yoga therapist builds upon the foundation established during the initial intake consult.
Your progress since the last meeting will be reviewed. You and your therapist will discuss any improvements or changes in physical symptoms, emotional well-being, and overall experiences with the Yoga Therapy practices. This open dialogue helps the therapist understand your perspective, experience, and they will gain valuable feedback for refining the program.
The therapist may conduct a brief reassessment of your physical condition, emotional state, and any specific concerns. This assessment helps determine if any modifications or adjustments to your custom Yoga Therapy plan are necessary.
Over time, your sessions will evolve based on your progress, needs, and changing goals. As you progress, as your life changes, and as you grow, your sessions and practices will be modified to meet your changing needs.
Sessions may be as frequent or as infrequent as would best support your continued progress, as determined by your yoga therapist.
Yoga Therapy is an ongoing process, and consistency is essential for lasting benefits.
Your therapist will encourage you to practice regularly and may provide resources to support your practice at home.
As you become more familiar with yoga techniques, make progress, and gain confidence, your therapist may introduce more advanced practices or variations to deepen your experience.
Meet Our Yoga Therapist
Kevala is a compassionate and dedicated yoga therapist-in-training who has embarked on a transformative journey of healing, resilience, and self-discovery. Having personally triumphed over trauma, complex PTSD, anxiety, and depression, to name a few, Kevala brings a unique depth of understanding and empathy to her Yoga Therapy practice. Additionally, Kevala possesses a comprehensive understanding of Western Medicine, thanks to her degrees in biological sciences and work experience in veterinary medicine. This unique background enriches her holistic approach to healing, allowing her to bridge the gap between traditional medicine and the transformative power of yoga.
Through her gentle guidance and personalized approach, Kevala helps her clients release emotional blockages, cultivate resilience, and build a strong foundation for mental and emotional well-being. Her therapeutic sessions provide a safe space for self-exploration, allowing clients to embrace vulnerability and transform their challenges into sources of strength.