Yoga Therapy

Private Consultations
Rose offers private yoga therapy sessions. During a private consultation she will observe and assess the individual in order to design an appropriate practice for that person. The practice might include some or all of the tools of yoga including yoga postures, breathing techniques, chanting, visualization and meditation. Over time the practice will change according to the circumstances and progress of the individual.

If the individual is going to gain the benefits of yoga a commitment to daily practice is necessary. One of the benefits of yoga therapy, and of having a personal practice, is that it enables a person to choose to take responsibility for his or her own health. However, to experience the profound benefits of a practice, it must be practiced regularly.

Once you have a personal practice you will need to meet with Rose from time to time, to check you are practicing correctly and to update it in accordance with changes as they take place. The number of classes you will have will depend on your situation and needs. Generally a few classes are held over the first month, then less frequently as the practice progresses.

What is Yoga Therapy and How Does it Work?
“YOGA THERAPY is fast becoming an accepted health modality in Australia, offering people, including those experiencing a wide range of ailments or disabilities, guidance and personal tools that they can use to enhance their life.” – Yoga Therapy Australia.

YOGA THERAPY is suitable for everybody regardless of age, fitness, state of health or belief system. In yoga therapy a personal practice is prescribed according to the physical, emotional and physiological needs as well as the circumstances of the individual.

For example, a practice may be designed simply to maintain health and fitness, or to help remedy asthma, a back or knee problem, a hormonal issue, an emotional disorder, a chronic physical or psychological condition or disability, to enhance sports prowess or to facilitate meditative practices.

What sets yoga therapy apart from almost all other health modalities is that it operates on all levels, influencing all aspects of the individual, and enhancing the ability to cope with the stresses of life. Further, yoga therapy recognizes that everyone is different and that no single approach or practice will be appropriate for all.

It is a common misconception that yoga is only for the fit and able. The reality is that almost the whole spectrum of human conditions can be accommodated by an appropriate and intelligent practice. Even a person with severe physical restrictions can do, and will benefit from yoga, physically, physiologically, and emotionally.

The tradition of yoga encompasses a lot more than postures with physical health benefits and offers a number of tools that can be employed towards the objective of total health and well-being on all levels.

The tools of yoga that are used include postures or movements (asana), regulation of the breath to balance the physiology (pranayama), meditative practices for psychological and emotional wellbeing (dharana and dhyanam); guidance for a healthy and harmonious life (yama and niyama), chanting, visualization, and many other subtle concepts to reflect the inner self.

The art of Yoga therapy is to combine and modify a selection of the available tools of yoga in accordance with the needs of the individual to achieve specific outcomes. Each personal practice must be logically planned and prescribed in accordance with the needs of the individual, their attributes and personality, and where they are at the time they commence, and their longer-term goals.

If you are wanting a yoga therapy session with Rose please contact her to discuss a consultation.