What is a Yoga Therapist?
Yoga Therapists are not Doctors, Psychologists, Physical Therapists or other therapeutic professionals - we work in conjunction with modern medicine and healing professionals as a support - offering you a unique and personalised holistic health and lifestyle plan, alongside stress management tools designed especially for your needs and situation.
Yoga therapy at Wellness Unite
Our therapists’ training is based on the teachings of The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, India. Considered to be the oldest organized yoga facility in the world, they were the first to offer public yoga classes in 1917. Founded by Shri Yogendra, The Yoga Institute has worked with the medical community in India researching the therapeutic benefits of yoga since its inception and offering yoga therapy programs to the general public for over 90 years.
A truly healing path
Yoga therapy sessions are a private, one-on-one experience: we examine your goals, intentions or blockages and draw on various aspects of yoga to put you on a path towards physical and emotional healing and lifestyle maintenance. Recommendations are personalized and designed to meet your needs.
How do we do this?
We'll practice breathing skills and you'll learn how these can be used to aid in your growth. We'll review mental exercises, including ways you can clear your mind or help sort through thoughts or memories. You'll learn relaxation techniques to heal yourself. We'll discuss visualization techniques, review nutrition plans and practice yoga postures to aid in clarity, proper digestion, circulation, flexibility and much more. To put it simply, yoga therapy is an opportunity to make positive changes in your life, aid in healing and provide a sense of self. We use all aspects of yoga, traditions over 5000 years old, building a solid plan that you help to design. Food choices, breathing, stretching, postures and much more will be laid out in a simple to follow plan that is specific to you and your goals.
How can Wellness Unite's yoga therapy help you? Here are some of the issues we deal with: