YOGA FOR THERAPY
Yoga according to the possibilities, interests and well-being of each person
FOR HEALTH & HEALING
Yoga Therapy, refers to the adaptation and application of yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing health challenges.
It can be used:
- As a support to alleviate or prevent many physical, chronic, psychological or emotional conditions.
- To compliment both conventional and alternative medicine.
Yoga therapy is taught by yoga teachers with additional training and experience in the therapeutic adaptation and application of yoga.
The Yoga Therapist may include one or more of a range of techniques to help individuals facing health challenges, such as posture work, breathing techniques, relaxation, working with sound, reflection, and/or meditation. A number of sessions are likely to be needed to confirm safe and appropriate practice.
Both Zoë and Gary are certified and highly skilled yoga therapists. We are registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
WE ARE EQUIPPED TO WORK WITH:
- Injuries and trauma, back pain, knee injuries, whiplash
- Health conditions like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, crohns disease, chronic fatigue syndrome
- Disorders such as asthma, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, high blood pressure
- Menopausal symptoms
- Pregnancy, post-natal care
Yoga has been a phenomenal benefit for me. For about 7 years I had been unable to run far or frequently, due to back pain caused by a ligament problem. Even when I didn’t run I felt back pain. After several weeks of attending yoga classes my back pain gradually reduced. Over several months I resumed running and have ran several half marathons in the last few years. Yoga has also been helpful for relaxing and reducing stress. I have attended classes with Zoë and with Gary. Both are highly professional, knowledgeable and friendly tutors. I am grateful for their commitment to yoga and their talent to teach to people, like me, who had little prior experience of yoga.Hannah
I have studied with Zoë and Gary for the last 5 years and throughout that time I have found I have developed a personal yoga practice that has helped me in so many ways. I love the classes where I get to work on my postures and breath work under the very skilled tutoring of Zoë – but the real benefit to me is the one to one classes I have where Zoë will devise a personal practice I do every day. In essence I could not consider a life without yoga – and that is down to teachers that we are so lucky to have in Leicester.Alison
Zoë’s calm disposition enhances her teaching. My practice has developed not simply with her guidance on the ‘poses’ but deepened with an emphasis on breath work and meditation. Classes are peppered with carefully chosen quotes, readings and insights into the theory of yoga and āyurveda, meaning by the end of the class, both body and mind have benefited from a ‘work-in’ as well as a ‘work-out’!Jennifer
I very much appreciate Gary’s detailed, well-timed and gentle instructions. The yoga leaves me feeling refreshed, energised and relaxed. I would highly recommend his classes.Caroline