Yoga Therapy is a complimentary and holistic approach to self healing. I work with you to identify your goals, what is currently working for you and what aspects of Yoga Therapy may compliment your overall plan for health and wellness.
How Yoga Therapy Works
In Yoga Therapy, we are a team working towards your health and wellbeing. In order for Yoga Therapy to work for you, there needs to be an investment in yourself and your goals for this therapeutic practice. In our first meeting, we will discuss a number of topics that will help to build a full picture of where you are at now, and how I may assist you in your wellness journey. These topics include physical, energetic, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects. All information you provide is held in complete confidence. Along with our discussion, we will do a brief physical assessment to complete the initial appointment. From there, it is up to you to follow through on a plan that we will mutually agree upon.
I provide you with the support, options and tools to your personalised plan. This plan may involve one or more aspects of yoga. For example, asana (postures), pranayama (breath awareness and techniques), mudra (gestures), mantra (statements), relaxation or meditation practices. I also work with any existing care providers you may already be seeing: GP, specialist and allied health practitioners. Yoga Therapy is intended to compliment your current care plan.
Who is Yoga Therapy For?
While the concept of Yoga Therapy feels relatively new to Australia, it is based on the foundations and history of yoga and supported by modern scientific research. Scientific studies have shown up to 117 health conditions have been helped by yoga (McCall 2019). It can be a useful approach to improving quality of life and compliments the management of many conditions. Here are some examples from Doctor Timothy McCall’s extensive list:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Chronic Pain – Back, Neck
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Scoliosis (Curvature of the spine)
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Group Yoga Therapy Packages and Pricing
I am now taking expressions of interest in the following offering. Please contact me if you would like to add your name to the list and you will be contacted when a Yoga Therapy Group is being formed, including the dates, times and the location.
Yoga and Long Covid
This is a six week programme that focuses on your path to recovery from what is termed Post Acute Covid Syndrome (PACS) or “Long Covid.” What makes it Long Covid? If you have symptoms that arise within approximately three months of your COVID-19 diagnosis and they last for at least two months, then you may be experiencing Long Covid. Some of the symptoms that can linger after COVID-19 include: fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog, or maybe you are experiencing challenges in carrying out day to day activities. What this programme does is it helps you to identify your personalised yoga practice through inquiry and exploration. You are equipped with therapeutic yoga options (physical postures, breathwork and mindfulness practices) specific to where you are at in your recovery from COVID-19. You have the option to stay on with the group for continued support at the end of the six week period.
Pricing – $300 Full, $250 Concession. Payment plans are available.
The price includes a Private Initial Yoga Therapy Appointment (one hour, scheduled separately to the group sessions) and six Group Yoga Therapy sessions (one hour a week, six hours total). There are also resources provided so you may take your practice home between sessions. What are the location options? Braddon, Scullin or Kingston, depending on the studio availability. If there is any difficulty attending in person (distance, existing conditions, etc.), an online option is available via Zoom.
Private Yoga Therapy Packages and Pricing
There are currently two Private Packages available.
- Introduction to Yoga Therapy 3 Pack – $370
This includes a detailed initial assessment and two follow up appointments.
- Introduction to Yoga Therapy 5 Pack – $550
This pack includes an additional two appointments and further savings in comparison with the 3 pack.
- Casual follow up appointments, after your introduction pack – $130
- Yoga Therapy Continuation 3 Pack – $360
- Yoga Therapy Continuation 5 Pack – $525
- Concession Rates – POA