Yoga Therapy

“Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner.  Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels.”

-TKV Desikachar

Yoga Therapy…

is the application of Yogic principles with the objective of achieving a specific spiritual, psychological, or physical goal. Contrary to popular Western belief, Yoga is not a sequence of poses (asanas) but rather a vast, calculated, yet intuitive science that includes the use of; meditation, spiritual counseling, chanting, self-study, journaling, ritual, pranayama, yantra, mudra, mantras, asanas, to name a few.

Yoga therapy respects all ages, cultures, religions, philosophies, as well as, physical and mental health. The knowledgeable and competent yogini applies different Yogic principles based on the seeker’s goals.