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What is yoga therapy?

The most formal and refined definition of yoga therapy is provided by the International Association of 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." 


Other definitions include:

"Yoga therapy is that facet of the ancient science of Yoga that focuses on health and wellness at all levels of the person: physical, psychological, and spiritual. Yoga therapy focuses on the path of Yoga as a healing journey that brings balance to the body and mind through an experiential understanding of the primary intention of Yoga: awakening of Spirit, our essential nature." ~Joseph LePage, M.A., Integrative Yoga Therapy (U.S.A.)


"Yoga therapy is of modern coinage and represents a first effort to integrate traditional yogic concepts and techniques with Western medical and psychological knowledge. Whereas traditional Yoga is primarily concerned with personal transcendence on the part of a "normal" or healthy individual, Yoga therapy aims at the holistic treatment of various kinds of psychological or somatic dysfunctions ranging from back problems to emotional distress. Both approaches, however, share an understanding of the human being as an integrated body-mind system, which can function optimally only when there is a state of dynamic balance." ~Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.


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What makes this specific yoga therapy modality unique?

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How is yoga therapy different from yoga instruction?

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What does it mean to be trauma-informed?

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What is spiritual bypassing and how does this modality avoid it?

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How is this different from a yoga class?


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My physical therapist tends to push me past my edge. It's so painful I don't want to go back. How is this different?

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I often notice feeling emotional when I'm in a yoga class or getting a massage, etc.

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How is this the same as counseling? How is it different?

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Are you a doula in the traditional sense?

Although I'm certified and have experience as a birth and bereavement doula, I do not practice doula-work in the traditional sense. However, it does profoundly inform my practice as a yoga therapist in how I work with clients who are pregnant or have experienced pregnancy loss. 

Are you a licensed counselor?

No. Although the services I offer weave in elements of contemporary mind/body psychology, I am not a licensed counselor and refer out accordingly.  I adhere strictly to the code of ethics laid out by the International Association of Yoga Therapists and work within my scope of practice as a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner.

Why does this modality take a non-dogmatic approach to yoga? 

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What if I'm Christian? 

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What drew you to this particular yoga therapy method?

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Are you a guru? 

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Do I need to believe a certain way to benefit from your services?

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