What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is the personalization of a yoga practice. Traditionally in India, yoga was passed down
from one teacher to one student. The yoga student would be given a yoga practice for them specifically in
order to reach their personal goals. In a yoga therapy lesson, physical, mental and emotional imbalances
are addressed. Classical asana, pranayama and meditation techniques are used to cultivate balance in yoga
Yoga therapy has been used to help with the following conditions: paralysis, cp, ms, scoliosis, osteoporosis,
fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, and rehabilitation from hip replacements and knee replacements etc.
How do I know if a private yoga therapy session is for me?
- Do you have injuries that you would like to heal through your yoga practice?
- Do you want to learn a practice that you can do at home?
- Do you want to learn more about the reasoning behind why we do each posture?
- Do you want individual, specific attention and adjustment from a yoga therapist?
- Are you curious about yoga but not interested in going to a studio?
How can a private yoga therapy session benefit me?
In a private lesson you will learn a variety of tools that will help you reach your goal. We all
have different motivation for practicing yoga and with the help of a yoga therapist, individual
attention will be given so that you can reach your desired goal. Whether you are healing from an injury,
trying to correct an imbalance or simply wanting to delve deeper in your yoga practice, private instruction
can benefit you.
What can I expect from a private session?
Initial Intake Session
Your first lesson will be an intake session where information is gathered to help determine your goals and
needs. There will be only a light practice at this time and mostly conversation.
Presentation of Personal Practice
In your second lesson you will be presented with your personal practice and shown how to do
your new yoga practice. The yoga therapist will show each movement to you and observe your alignment
offering adjustments when necessary.
Follow Up Sessions
In the follow up lessons you will be able to ask any questions you have had about your practice. You will
also be adjusted by your therapist and given pointers to work on in the practice. Just as we change and
evolve, so does our yoga practice and with that being said, the yoga therapist will continue to grow and
change your practice so that it best suits you.
Please email atuneallie(at)gmail.com with any questions or comments, or for more information.