Yoga Therapy

“Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.”

          International Association of Yoga Therapists

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.”  —Hippocrates, ancient Greek physician 

What is yoga therapy?

Yoga therapy is the application of specific yoga practices to alleviate physical and mental health conditions with the view of promoting self-care and encouraging overall well-being.

 

Whilst a general yoga session in general aims to cultivate the body and mind, during yoga therapy specific yoga practices, known and evidenced for their benefits are used to  help alleviate or improve mental and physical ailments.

The aim of Yoga Therapy is to promote good health for the person as a whole, the emphasis of this work may be towards the body, the mind, the emotions or a combination of all of these. 

Yoga Therapy with Sara-mae

Life throws many obstacles at us all and during my life have experienced a number too. Since Yoga found me, I have found the way to overcome many of those obstacles and I believe that through my own life experiences and journey through yoga, I can help offer this very special understanding and support throughout a yoga therapy session.

My work incorporates basic counselling skills with specialist yoga therapy techniques of movement through asana (postures), focus upon specific pranayama practices (breath work) and so much more. You are sure to acquire effective life skills from each and every session.

At a time when we are faced with unprecedented levels of preventable lifestyle diseases and tragic levels of health inequality, the NHS and healthcare systems around the world are searching for low-cost ways to empower people towards better self care. Increasingly, they are looking towards yoga. In the UK, The NICE guidelines already recommend yoga for lower back pain, the multi-million pound Staff Wellbeing Scheme includes yoga, and yoga is now offered through social prescribing. 

Research finds that as comprehensive practice engaging the body, mind, and behaviour; yoga elicits significant health benefits preventing or improving management of lifestyle disease, and the health community is taking notice. Yoga is also adaptable to all health conditions, is cost-effective (economic research suggests savings of billions of pounds through the prescribing of yoga), and provides community in a world where social isolation is itself a health issue.*

My yoga therapy training began in 2016 and continues as I embark upon upon my journey towards accreditation with both the British and International Yoga Therapists accreditation societies (International Association of Yoga Therapists, IAYT and British Council of Yoga Therapist, BCYT).

Official accreditation is important to me to ensure that I provide the best possible service to my client's and ensures that I am always guided by the accreditation governing bodies.

 

 I expect to be forever a student of yoga and through my own training as a yoga therapist, offer the therapeutic tools and means to help reduce or manage symptoms, improve functionality, and help my clients with their attitude in relation to their health conditions.

Yoga Therapy can help manage symptoms from :

Mental Health Conditions:

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • PTSD

  • Schizophrenia

  • ADHD

  • Eating Disorders

  • Addiction

  • Autism

  • Post-Natal Depression

 

 

Physical Conditions:

  • Back Pain

  • Musculaskeletal problems

  • Trips/falls (strength building)

  • Diabetes

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Parkinson’s

  • Asthma

  • COPD

  • Cancer

  • HIV

  • Alzheimer’s

  • Brain Injury

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Autoimmune Diseases

  • IBS

  • Obesity

  • Heart Disease

  • Insomnia

 

70% of the NHS budget is currently absorbed by less than 1/3 of the population, for long-term chronic conditions, leading to enormous deficits and unprecedented pressure on staff. Many of these chronic conditions are preventable, or better treated through lifestyle management.

Yoga Therapy 1-2-1 with Sara-mae

I offer specialised yoga therapy in a 1-2-1 setting. Each session is designed specifically for help with or provide relief from any symptoms or health condition that may be troubling you. The yoga therapy session is ideal for those suffering from any of the above conditions and more.

Private yoga therapy sessions give you the opportunity to work one-to-one with Sara-mae to pin point the cause of discomfort and develop a tailor-made plan of practice to suit your specific needs. The sessions will help you to incorporate an array of yoga therapy techniques into your every day life.

 

Sessions are designed specifically to meet each individual client’s needs. For optimal improvement, clients are advised to commit to a minimum of 6 weeks, involving one 75-minute session per week.

A thorough intake is conducted during the first session, in part through a questionnaire. Each week we will reflect upon your growth and progress and/or areas that may need improvement, as well as recommendations for moving forward with or without private sessions.

Such sessions are offered at my home in my very own yoga space.

My specialised yoga therapy 1-2-1 sessions are for all levels of yoga. There are many ways of practising yoga and so I will blend elements of different styles to meet your needs and ensure that you get the most from each session.

I ALSO OFFER CLASSES IN CENTRES, CARE HOMES, HOSPICES AND ON A 1-2-1 BASIS

CONTACT ME ON 07583709399 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION