What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy is a unique application of yoga in which the student, working with the therapist, is given a custom-designed practice to improve overall health and address specific conditions, illnesses, or diseases.
A yoga therapist assesses your needs and goals and then adapts each tool, so you have the most effective and efficient daily practice for you. A practice may include,
- guided self-inquiry
A personalized practice can be designed in an infinite number of combinations. The student’s practice is always non-invasive, progresses over time, and complements allopathic and alternative healing modalities.
Yoga Therapy Can Help
By applying yoga’s tools in a manner that is comfortable, appropriate for daily practice, and is specifically designed for your situation and goals, yoga therapy can help you:
- Improve physical/physiological, mental, and emotional well being
- Manage, reduce or eliminate symptoms that cause suffering
- Change your relationship to your condition, disease or illness
How Do I Begin?
If you are new to our work together, let’s start by getting to know each other with a free Discovery Session. These usually last 15 to 20 minutes. This is a great time to share you situation. I am available to answer any questions you have that might help you decide if yoga therapy is right for you.
You may also reach me by using my e-mail contact form to set a phone appointment.
Introductory sessions usually last 15 to 20 minutes and are great time to briefly share you situation. I am available to answer any questions you have that might help you decide if yoga therapy is right for you.
What Can I Expect
Once we’ve met for a discovery call, we’ll begin with a 90-minute initial session.
At our first appointment we will spend some time getting to know each other and your situation more fully and includes your first practice. A follow up appointment is strongly suggested a week later to refine and modify your practice based upon your feedback and the therapist’s observations.
Future appointments are based upon the support and guidance you need and the progression of your practice. Students make appointments that range between one week and a month apart. Typically, a new student will initially come 4-6 times over a 3 month period and then space out their appointments according to their needs and progression. Long term students often come several times per year and students from out of town will often see me one to two times per year.
Yoga therapy requires specialized training and skill development to support the relationship between the student and therapist and to effect positive change for the individual. The yoga therapist is a certified yoga teacher who has undergone extensive additional training offered by a yoga therapy school.
As a certified yoga therapist and a professional member of the International Association for Yoga Therapists, Annie Jones c-iayt has completed 1000’s of hours of training, to exceed certification requirements. Please see the link below for more information about the professional standards of yoga therapy.