One-to-one Yoga Therapy, available in Devizes and Bristol
Yoga therapy is a holistic therapy which explores yoga techniques tailored to meet individual needs to improve health and wellbeing.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is a holistic treatment which understands the connection between body, mind, emotions & spirit. It can be tailored for specific health conditions or to help manage a difficult or stressful life event.
Yoga therapy may include all or some of the following;
Breath - breathing patterns have a direct impact on mood and energy levels. Understand how to breath to increase resilience & improve overall health.
Mind - the relationship between our thoughts & thinking patterns on our health - increase awareness & explore techniques for a quieter mind.
Body - bringing helpful awareness to our bodies & posture in both movement and stillness has far reaching benefits.
Emotions - understanding emotions & how to find a fresh perspective & different relationship with them.
Spiritual - yoga philosophy is steeped in wisdom to help understand the importance of connection to ourselves, others, life, the planet.
Relaxation - practices that bring us into more balance from the impact of stress & the busyness of modern day life.
The emphasis can be on any or all of the above - it is client led & tailored to meet you where you are at.
How is Yoga Therapy Used?
In essence yoga therapy empowers individuals to improve their mental and physical health in a sustainable, realistic and safe way. Supporting clients to overcome their challenges and increase independence.
Yoga Therapy can help to:
Develop physical strength, flexibility and confidence
Increase body awareness & acceptance
Develop emotional regulation skills
Develop mindfulness & meditation skills
Promote self-care, self-esteem & confidence
Greater connection with life, others, the universe!
Increases resilience and ability to cope with life’s ups and downs
Increase capacity for relaxation & calm
Yoga Therapy can help with..
Grief / loss
According to the International Association of Yoga Therapists “Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.”
What should I expect from Yoga Therapy with Josie?
The first time we meet, we will discuss your unique needs.
I recommend a minimum of five sessions - this tends to be enough time to see & feel a change. Fewer sessions are also available.
You may continue with other forms of treatments or therapies such as psychotherapy, medication, CBT.
I will suggest practices for you to do at home. Yoga therapy is about teaching people the skills to help themselves in their own lives. It encourages responsibly & empowerment.
Sessions are client-led, client-focused, and compassion-focused. I aim to meet you where you are at.
I will bring my skills and experience as a mental health nurse into our sessions - I have over 20 years experience in the NHS.
I have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Therapy.
Sessions may include breath work, movement, postures, mindfulness, body & mind awareness, relaxation practices,
Yoga Therapy Investment
Introductory rate until September 2019 Individual session - £40 - (£48 - after Sept) Five sessions - £190 - (£225 - after Sept)