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Types of Yoga

Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy is a type of practice that integrates asanas, breath work, and meditation to help relieve mental and physical ailments. Yoga therapy differs from regular yoga classes, in that it is generally taught 1-on-1 with a licensed yoga therapist. As opposed to practicing yoga merely for exercise, or to increase flexibility, yoga therapy also addresses symptoms, and works to improve the health of the practitioner in both mind and body.


A typical yoga therapy session can vary depending on the therapist and your personal goals. Your yoga therapist will consult with you on your individual needs and abilities, and make adjustments accordingly. Yoga therapy can be immensely effective in treating chronic pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, and help patients recover from illness or surgery. Here are a few more things you should know about yoga therapy.


Who it’s for
  • Beginner to advanced yogis
  • Anyone seeking therapeutic treatment for mental or physical ailments
  • Anyone exploring additional options to compliment traditional therapy


Who it’s not for
  • Yogis seeking an exercise routine
How it will help you
  • Relieves depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia
  • Eases chronic pain
  • Helps treat trauma-related symptoms
  • Improves strength and flexibility
  • Encourages blood flow


How it will not help you

May not be suitable as a replacement for traditional talk therapy

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Reviews and Ratings

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Desiree
Great!

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Lidia
Excellent

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Sujatha
Excellent class

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Carolyn
He's very good at reviewing each exercise and is very patient... Read more

Tue, Nov 15

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Ula
Another great session with Annelise. Thank you!!

Wed, Nov 16

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Melissa
Excellent class as usual

Tue, Nov 15

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Get started with Yoga Therapy

Read more about Yoga Therapy – but the best way to learn is to try it! Sign up for a free trial with MyYogaTeacher and get 14-days of unlimited live yoga classes online plus 2 complimentary private yoga sessions to help you get started!