"Yoga Therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga."

International Association of Yoga Therapists
www.IAYT.org

The Yoga Therapy Clinic Yorkshire offers private clinical yoga therapy sessions catered to specific individual needs.
Specialising in Yoga Therapy for lung disease/respiratory health and oncology..

The in-person clinic is based within the Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing,
40 Duchy Road, Harrogate HG1 2ER.

Online yoga therapy sessions are available via zoom.

Call or email Claire to schedule an appointment.
+44 7729 231365
claire.whittleston@gmail.com
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  What is Yoga Therapy?
 
  • Yoga Therapy assists in managing the effects of disease and
    discomfort through adaptive physical activity, breathing and
    relaxation techniques. 

     
  • Through yoga therapy individuals become empowered to manage
    and sustain their own sense of well-being by activating a sense of
    strength, stability, restfulness and composure.

     
  • Yoga Therapy can be offered individually or in a group setting.
    It delivers safe practices, is adaptive for all age groups, abilities and
    cultures.

     
  • Yoga acts as a compliment to traditional treatments and should
    accompany long-standing methods. 

     
  • Yoga therapy acts as a wonderful complement to physiotherapy during or post treatment to introduce a relapse prevention model.
     
  • More people are demanding an holistic approach to medicine and healthcare. The physical benefits of yoga therapy include a decrease in pain, increased musculoskeletal strength and flexibility, decreased blood pressure, lowers the heart rate, increases immunity, relaxes the nervous system, improves sleep and more. Psychologically, yoga therapy reduces anxiety, depression, increases mind-body connections, promotes healthy coping strategies, increases self compassion and self-acceptance.
     
  • Yoga therapy can support to manage limiting illnesses including critical illness (cancer, lung, heart disease), chronic pain (back, shoulder, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis), mental health challenges (depression, anxiety, PTSD), neurological conditions (stroke, MS, traumatic brain injury) & the desire for healthy ageing (osteoporosis, fall prevention). 
     
  • Research provides evidence for yoga therapy practices to support pain management, depression, anxiety and stress, grief, trauma, addiction, oncology, MS, traumatic brain injuries, cardiac/pulmonary issues, parkinson’s, rheumatoid arthritis, infertility, menopause, alzheimer’s, type-2 diabetes, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, childhood autism and palliative care among other mental and physical health conditions.
  What does a private Yoga Therapy session look like?
  • Private one-on-one yoga therapy sessions are designed to help individuals learn techniques that they can put into place to help manage and improve their own health and well-being. 
     
  • People learn to relieve and reverse various health challenges using breath work, gentle movement and meditation. Working with these yogic tools for the body, mind and breath, a state of stability, strength, restfulness and composure can be achieved.
     
  • To take part in a private yoga therapy session, approval must be given by your GP or Specialist.
     
  • Every session is individualised, you will be asked to fill out an intake form prior to your first session.
     
  • Our work together is a partnership with regular pre and post treatment reviews to find the techniques that work for you.
     
  • Comfortable clothing must be worn.
     
  • You don't need a yoga mat to practice yoga therapy.
     
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