WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?
Yoga therapy is a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to healing based on yogic principles and practices . It is more in-depth than a regular yoga class and is personally tailored to the individual according to what he or she needs in order to heal.
It incorporates practices that benefit physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Yoga therapy is suitable for individuals who are out of balance and are feeling the effects in their lives. Their nervous systems are out of whack - perhaps with an inability to sleep, anxiety, digestive issues, and/or a mind that won't become quiet or still. Their bodies are aching, tight and possibly injured. They are suffering from inflammation and illness or disease. Or perhaps they are feeling the effects of decades of poor movement patterns and the subsequent wear and tear on the body. They may have unresolved trauma that is manifesting itself physically and psychologically.
Yoga therapy serves to support the rebalancing of one's system and organism. We have an incredible self-healing capacity if we give ourselves the right conditions to do so.
YOGA THERAPY SESSIONS
Christina Niven offers private yoga therapy sessions that are specifically tailored to an individual's needs. She also offers small group sessions, though they have a slightly different focus.
As with any effective healing modality, an initial intake serves to inform of what issues are present and need to be addressed.
A yoga therapy practice and protocol will then be tailored to include any of the following:
breath awareness and pranayama practices
gentle and restorative yoga postures
gentle therapeutic movement
nervous system integration
inner healing practices (ie: self-compassion)
Homework will be assigned to further support the healing process.
Improved mobility & flexibility
Better emotional regulation
Improved health & wellbeing
Small Group Sessions:
More generalized in approach, these sessions focus more on gentle and restorative movement and yoga postures to support improved mobility, flexibility and vitality. They also support relaxation and letting go of stress and tension in body and mind.
It is said that SITTING is the new SMOKING - that a sedentary lifestyle is the pre-cursor
and a major contributing factor
to illness and disease.
We are meant to move, not to sit at desks or in cars or on couches for several hours at a time.
Why is it
keeps us limber, mobile and vital.
lubricates joints, keeps muscles and fascia supple and adaptable.
helps to hydrate spinal discs, move lymph, and detox the body.
massages organs and promotes heart and organ health.
enables independence and
enables expression and communication.
MOVEMENT is LIFE.