Yoga Therapy differs from a yoga class in that the intention changes to individuals or groups with specific conditions. After an appropriate intake and assessment, therapists will often focus on the specific symptoms that trouble their clients and identify methods to help them manage those symptoms.
The therapist’s role is to empower clients to take a more active role in their self-care. The therapist’s job is less about teaching yogic techniques and more about helping clients to overcome their challenges and gain independence.
The job of the therapist represents a different focus, a different type of education, and a different skill set.