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What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is a relatively new field using ancient yoga practices to help treat physical and mental health issues. In my practice, I use yoga therapy in small groups to assist in the treatment of mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression and to aid the recovery process from substance abuse and/or eating disorders. I require that group members are also working with an individual therapist or treatment team. Yoga therapy can be a helpful part of a comprehensive treatment plan and I am happy to communicate with other members of your treatment team (psychotherapist, psychiatrist, physician, nutritionist, etc.).
What is the difference between a Yoga Therapy Group and a Yoga Class?
My group yoga therapy sessions differ from a yoga class because they are psycho-educational in nature and also provide time for the members to share about their experiences and practice. We have time in the group to discuss yoga topics, share experiences and also practice yoga. The yoga techniques practiced in the groups are designed to help in management of symptoms of anxiety and depression by improving self-regulation. Group members are provided with education in yoga philosophy and will learn which yoga techniques that are supported by research in neuroscience and stress management. I make effort to ensure my groups are body positive and accepting. My yoga groups are always trauma sensitive.