Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the client, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Yoga therapy, derived from the Yoga tradition of Patanjali and the Ayurvedic system of health care refers to the adaptation and application of Yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing physical and mental health challenges at any level manage their condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality, and improve attitude.
Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve as a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels.
At Kelley Counseling & Wellness, Yoga therapy sessions are provided by Dr. Kelley who is a certified and registered Yoga teacher. Dr. Kelley has focused training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yoga for 12 Step Recovery, Yin Yoga, and Vinyasa Yoga. Dr. Kelley can also integrate Art Therapy, Chakra Balancing and IFS work within the Yoga practice when it suits the client's process. The practice is tailored for your individual needs and Yoga treatment plans to implement in home practice can be provided upon your request.
Adapted from www.iayt.org