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what is yoga therapy?

Mind Body Spirit - Yoga TherapiThe practice of Yoga Therapi is an experiential therapeutic approach that explores the relationship between one’s mind, body, and spirit.

Yoga (Sanskrit root yuj, “to unite”) essentially takes you on a path towards self-actualization (atma-jnana) and personal transformation on an emotional, physical and spiritual level.

An integrative Yoga therapy practice takes a Yoga practice one step further, combining all styles and branches of Yoga and utilizing the tools and benefits from each. Taught in an energetic and creative flow, Alison’s Yoga Therapi approach enables individuals of all levels to experience the benefits of Yoga.

Yoga Therapi uniquely blends; contemporary holistic psychotherapy practices with Yoga therapy techniques, including: asanas (Yoga postures), pranayama (breath awareness), mudra (hand gestures), mantra (chanting), meditation, nidra (psychic sleep) and relaxation techniques. Personalized Yoga therapy sessions created by Alison integrate a range of Yoga postures, Yoga therapy techniques, psychotherapy and movement. During this process, Alison will guide you through a mind-body dialogue, that invites you to explore sensations, perceptions, behaviors, emotions, and dreams. Gaining awareness of these elements is key to reaching a mind * body * spirit * balance.

Yoga Therapi

Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga. -IAYT(International Association of Yoga Therapists)

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 health challenges at any level manage their condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality, and improve attitude. -American Viniyoga Institute Gary Kraftsow

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. -Integrative Yoga Therapy (U.S.A.) Joseph LePage, M.A.