What is Yoga Therapy
Yoga therapy is the professional application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well-being within a therapeutic relationship that includes personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management, and yoga practices for individuals or small groups. (IAYT definition)
When clients seek out a yoga therapist or a therapeutic group, they are usually not coming to learn yoga, but to get help with or relief from some symptom or health condition that is troubling them. In most cases, the instruction focuses on their condition and how the yoga techniques can help them feel better or improve their function, rather than on the techniques or methods of yoga practice.
What are the teachings and practices of yoga?
- Yoga Philosophy and Ethics (Yamas & Niyamas)
- Intention and Affirmation (Sankalpa)
- Physical Postures (Asana)
- Breathing Practices (Pranayama)
- Mindfulness Practices
- Imagery and Visualization
- Sound (Mantra, chanting)
- Hand Gestures (Mudras)
- Ayurveda (Science of Yoga)
- Lifestyle & dietary
- Comprehensive Intake including physical assessments
- Treatment plan that encompasses the client’s goals, needs and abilities tailored to all aspects of that person
- Individual practice sessions
- Group Yoga Therapy
- Educational Public Seminars on Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain
- Public Classes
This form should be completed prior to your first appointment and may be emailed to Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Includes: Client Intake, physical assessments including but not limited to postural and range of motion & Individualized Home Treatment Plan
Private Yoga Therapy Session (one hour)
Includes: One on one sessions with the therapist providing guidance with movement, breath, meditation, relaxation, and other yogic tools to support the clients intentions and goals for their health.
Initial Intake plus 4 yoga sessions
Includes: Includes Client Intake, Physical Assessments, Individual Home Treatment Plan & 4 yoga sessions (one hour)
*Please check with your insurance company and/or Healthcare Savings programs to see if Yoga Therapy is covered.
As with any exercise program, consult with your physician to ensure that these practices are safe and appropriate for you.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations require 24 hours notice. There will be a 50% session fee charged for any cancellation notices received less than 24 hours of appointment.
Note for any session that is not located at my office, there will be a fee added to the total charge. This will vary by distance.
4 Private Yoga Therapy Sessions (one hour each)
One on one sessions with the therapist providing guidance with movement, breath, meditation, relaxation, and other yogic tools to support the clients intentions and goals for their health.
Private/Semi-Private Yoga Sessions
One hour private and semi-private yoga sessions are available …
Diane is amazing! Super informative, fun, easy to connect to really overall amazing. I very much enjoyedour work together. She has made a great positive impact on my life.
Diane is so knowledgeable and has so much to offer to the community. I was very impressed by the plan she created for me. It has given me more energy, better sleep, and has made me more clear minded.
I have been working with Diane in both private sessions and yoga classes for more than ten years. Her professionalism and gentle nature are what enable her to maintain long term clients.
I started working with Diane in April 2022 after nursing a couple of back issues, primarily an inflamed sacroiliac joint. I’d already been in PT but the results were very slow and unsatisfying. Working with Diane and Yoga Therapy proved to be a blessed event in the realm of healing the physical body. Diane did a thorough interview at the outset and each session came with a thorough follow-up email. She also sent me home with print-outs of the various techniques that had been instructed. I make a point to mindfully check in with my lower back, and re-visit the yoga practice at least once a week. To date, the lower back seems to be at peace and has been that way for several months. I’m back to running, lifting weights and some high-intensity interval training. She is a committed yoga therapist, fully informed about pain management and other aspects of self care.