In a yoga therapy environment, our goal is to help you alleviate your pain or suffering in a non-invasive way, providing you with tools to proactively be involved in the management of your health.
Together, we implement a personalized program that will evolve over time according to your needs. This program may include philosophical aspects of the yoga tradition, physical practice, breathing techniques, meditation, chanting or visualization.
We adapt and apply the ancient traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda in order to achieve a specific physical, psychological or spiritual goal. By restoring balance, increasing vitality and improving your overall well-being, the hope is to ultimately achieve union of the mind, body and spirit.
What condition can I hope to heal or manage with yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy has proved to be very successful in the treatment of the following conditions:
- heart disease
- anxiety, depression and/or grief
- fibromyalgia, chronic pain
- chronic fatigue
- immune system issues
- G.I. or digestive issues
- any physical injury (knee, hip, back, shoulders)
How do I get started?
Each person is unique, and yoga therapy respects
individual differences. As such, we usually start our relationship with a Therapeutic Assessment. The assessment typically takes 60-90 minutes. You will fill out an intake form, a Dosha questionnaire and then we spend the rest of our meeting discussing your history so we can get to know you.
We will then build a personalized program for you, which we will then review with you to ensure that it is easy and comfortable for you to incorporate this plan in your daily routine.
How many sessions will I need?
This decision is entirely personal. You may decide to come for an assessment, and feel perfectly motivated and disciplined to apply the plan on your own and dedicate a home practice to your rehabilitation.
Most people find it useful to have one to two weekly sessions as they do not feel they have the discipline to practice on their own, or feel like they need the emotional support as they go through the tribulations of change.
What kind of results can I expect to see from yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy is quite powerful, and one of the first thing clients experience is resistance to change. Whether we like it or not, at an unconscious level, we feel "comfortable" in our current situation, and even though we wish for better health and less suffering, our unconscious often responds by putting obstacles in front of us. Patanjali's Yoga Sutras 30 to 32 make the yogi aware of this condition.
Also, in the first while as you are purifying energy channels, you may feel like you are getting worse before you actually start getting better. This is another phenomenon that is quite common. It took your body and your mind years to get to their current state, change will not happen overnight.
This is why most people feel they need to have regular sessions so they can remain accountable for their health plan.
How much does a Yoga Therapy session cost?
The initial consultation is usually $100. Following therapy sessions are $85/hour. For a limited time, we do offer a promotion:
If you purchase of 10 yoga therapy sessions upfront is $750 (savings of $100).
Is yoga therapy covered by insurance?
Each case is different, and we would need to discuss with you whether therapy is covered by your plan or not.