Yoga therapy is an adjunct healing modality that may provide practical support, relaxation, self-awareness, and stress reduction to clients of varied backgrounds and conditions.
While yoga therapists do not diagnose or treat, they instead provide clients with exercises to create greater balance in the body, the mind, and in breath. The yoga therapist may also use
thoughtful discussion to shift unhelpful perspectives and gain a new understanding of the mind - and how to use it.
Yoga therapy is unique in that the individual is not necessarily "receiving treatment" from the therapist. Instead, the client must actively listen, observe themselves, and do the actual
work of self-discovery. Yoga is called a "practice" because it is about the continual awareness through daily life that makes a difference - tools learned in session must be employed in the
additional 23 hours of the day to create stability, composure, restfulness, and strength.
A yoga therapy session in a clinical environment will look a little different than the local yoga studio. The sessions take place in normal therapy
rooms with a chair for the clientand a chair for the therapist. Yoga mats and props may or may not be used and are not necessary for a beneficial session.
This is a unique yoga therapy offering that allows clients flexibility and accountability in their healing process. Clients will work with their yoga therapist via a secure video meeting once
weekly for about 30 minutes. In that time, chief complaint, mindset, physical condition, breath awareness, and a practice plan will be discussed for the week. Then, daily (or
otherwise-determined "regular") email correspondence will hold the client to new life structures to balance mind, body, and breath with ongoing feedback and support from the yoga therapist.
Emails are not intended to be time-consuming, but rather a methodical way to document practice completed and awareness developed over the months. This allows progress, practices, and insights
to be written and to be reviewed as desired. Regular, daily written correspondence also cultivates needed new discipline. Additionally, clients will have access to yoga therapist text
correspondence in times where more support is needed. Please feel free to contact Danielle with any questions regarding this format and
what it entails. Longer video chat sessions are also avaiable upon request and as deemed appropriate.
Individual remote therapy sessions are available during the COVID-19 crisis, not just the monthly packages as described.