Rachael works as a yoga therapist to create an individualised tailored programme for you and your body. Yoga therapy is suitable for beginners as well as regularly practicing yoga students. Rachael works in a gentle and accessible manner to ensure you get the most out of your sessions.
The International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT) defines yoga therapy as, "the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga."
A yoga therapist works with you as an individual, and using yoga as a tool to help you improve your physical and mental health. Yoga therapy works in conjunction with other medical professionals and does not replace them.
Yoga therapy creates an individualised programme for you.
Yoga therapy can help with physical and psychological conditions including (but not limited to):
Both yoga classes and yoga therapy can be therapeutic.
However in a group class you generally follow a class plan, which will be adapted for those in the group but won't be individualised. A yoga therapy session will be individualised for how you feel on that day.
Most yoga teacher trainings involve 200 hours of training.
To become a IAYT yoga therapist an additional 800 hours of training must be undertaken to allow greater depth of knowledge of working with different conditions.
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