“Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.”
International Association of Yoga Therapists
In a therapeutic yoga class, we focus on the therapeutic powers of yoga. We believes yoga is not about the poses and how they look, but yoga is about turning inwards and reconnecting to once-self. The modern world keeps us distracted and busy most of the time, with little space to pause, breathe, and check in.
This therapeutic yoga class will give you the antidote to your busy lives. A pause, a break from the day-to-day hassle. A chance for you to reconnect with your whole being; body, mind and breath. Through Asana (movements and poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), Mantra (sound), mudras (hand gestures), and meditation we will regulate our nervous system.
The class is taught in a very inclusive style, everybody is welcome in this class. The gentle and more floor-based yoga practice is particularly beneficial for people who are experiencing stress, injuries, and illnesses.
This class is taught without music in a very calm manner.
There will be pauses in between movements to really feel and sense the effects of each pose and yogic technique.
In this class, we will focus more on letting go and softening our muscular system than on strengthening our muscles.
Each class starts with at least 10 minutes of breath awareness, followed by slow somatic movements on the ground. We then will practice restorative poses where we use as many props as we can to find optimal comfort where we can find true relaxation. And so reduce the impact of stress, lack of sleep, and unhealthy diets on our being.
This can be followed by a meditation practice, a long Savasana or a breathing exercise.
Each class taught has a specific topic which can vary from week to week. For example: