I have been practising yoga for approximately 13 years and teaching for the last 7 of these. I gained my teacher training diploma with the Devon School of Yoga and I have qualified as a yoga therapist with Real Yoga, Ledbury.
I teach approximately 60 â€“ 70 people a week over several general classes and also offer one to one or small group sessions for those who want a more personal approach, or simply do not have the time to join a regular class.
I have experience of many styles of yoga and have spent time in India to gain knowledge of their approach. I like to apply myself with a holistic and eclectic approach that takes in not only the physical but also the more subtle aspects that yoga has to offer.
Yoga therapy is the adaptation of yoga teaching for people with specific health needs. It is taught by yoga teachers with additional training and experience in the therapeutic application of yoga. People may be taught one-to-one or in a therapy group setting.
ln a typical first yoga therapy session a medical history will be taken. The body, posture, simple movements and the breath may be observed and issues and concerns discussed. Working with yoga therapeutically is about the whole person.
The practitioner will then plan and teach a practice tailored to the needs of that individual. Practices may include one or more of a range of techniques such as posture work, breathing, relaxation, working with sound, reflection, meditation. A number of sessions are likely to be needed to confirm safe and appropriate practice.
Yoga therapy may help with a wide range of disorders some of which include; stress-related problems, caused by everyday life or illness, physical ailments, joint/postural problems, breathing disorders, and mental and emotional issues such as anxiety and depression. All that is needed from the participant is the desire to help themselves and the willingness to practice regularly