This is a saying that means a lot to the yoga therapy world.
The late Krishnamarcharya used to say something similar: Teach yoga not as it applies to you, but as it applies to the individual.
This is Yoga therapy.
As both teachers and practitioners, we must aim to always apply the yoga practice specifically to each body, each condition, each mind. Yoga was originally taught one-on-one for this reason, to truly care for an individual on all levels of their health and well-being.
What is Yoga therapy?
Modern day yoga therapy incorporates Bio-medical science into its healing framework.
“Whilst Yoga Therapy is based on the traditions of Yoga it is also an evidence based practice which also draws on the skills and knowledge of modern medicine”. AAYT
Yoga Therapy incorporates physical therapy, ancient esoteric practices, Ayurvedic herbal nutrition and massage and yoga psychology under its large umbrella to treat the individual as a whole. The aim is to develop the wellbeing of the whole person rather than focus on a single condition.
It is a unique modality that is becoming widely recognised and publicised, and yoga therapists are expected to undergo three years of training or more to become a fully qualified therapist.
We are proud to say that in accordance with The Australian Association of Yoga Therapists, the Yoga and integrative Medicine Institute now offers this program with some of Brisbane’s most finest teachers and therapists. Welcome on board! See below for more details.
GRASS ROOTS Yoga all new Location
Grass Roots Yoga is now changing its location to:
Davies street Markets at WEST End Saturdays 7.00am-8.00am.
Please come and support the movement: Yoga by donation under a deep blue sky. Very warm location, bring your sunnies.
Come to the Soccer field in the sun, where people sit to have breakfast. Bring your mat.
Teacher: Annie Clarke…A lovely lady.
What is happening at Brookfield Retreat:
***Daily classes on Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda with focus on marma points, doshas, constitutional imbalances and chakras for the term. https://celiaroberts.com.au/yoga-and-meditation-classes-brisbane/
***August Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra retreat:https://celiaroberts.com.au/events/sunday-yoga-andor-meditation-retreat-6/
What is happening at The Yoga and Integrative Medicine Institute:
**Yoga Teacher Training 200Hr and 350Hr part-time or intensive starts October.
***Yoga Therapy for Women 50 Hrs
With the wonderfully warm Senior teacher Camille Jeboult: menopause, prenatal, post natal, fertility, birth, womens yoga for healthy bodies. http://www.yimi.com.au/courses/yoga-teacher-training/specialised-yoga-training/yoga-for-women/
YA & AAYT compatible
***Start Yoga therapy now:
1 year post graduate certificate 400Hr
2 year post graduate diploma 800Hr
Courses specialise you to teach: Yoga as physical, spiritual, and psychological therapy, Meditation as a Therapy, Ayurveda, Womens Yoga Therapy, Kundalini Yoga therapy & Children’s Yoga Therapy.
What is a Yoga Therapist?
A Yoga Therapist is an experienced Yoga Teacher with qualifications, specialised skills and knowledge in the application of Yoga within a therapeutic setting.
A Yoga Therapist draws from the principles of Yoga and the full range of Yoga practices, bio-medical knowledge and assessment skills to establish a professional relationship with clients. Together, the therapist and client will develop a self-empowering therapeutic program appropriate to the client’s needs.
Yoga Therapists recognised by AAYT have undertaken additional training beyond that of a yoga teaching qualification and adhere to professional ethics, guidelines and codes relating to the practice of Yoga Therapy in Australia.
Yoga is wonderful,
Yoga therapy even more so,