Yoga therapy is a type of therapy that uses yoga postures & movement breathing exercises, meditation, and guided imagery to improve mental and physical health. The holistic focus of yoga therapy encourages the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Honoring the mind-body connection yoga therapy recognizes that; for example, a persistent back pain may be more than just an injury, it could be emotional tension or repression. And with yoga therapy we don’t just talk through emotions, we can physically work on releasing it as well as emotions become energy in motion. Psychology and physical therapy are limited in their ability to integrate each other and also address trauma in the body as well as a person’s spirituality.
Yoga Therapy does not look to diagnose or take the place of conventional medicine but instead works with health care providers to care and healing.
Izzy Nalley, is trained in over 1000 hours of yoga therapy, kinesiology, sports medicine with additional undergraduate studies in positive psychology and wellness coaching.
Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda work together to address the physical body, energy body, mind, and habits.
Common Reasons People Seek Yoga Therapy:
Pain Management, Emotional Relief, Finding Fulfillment in Life, Low Energy, Anxiety & Stress Management, Depression & Trauma.
How is Yoga Therapy different than Yoga Class?
Although a yoga class can be therapeutic, people come to yoga therapy to seek relief from a particular problem: emotionally, energetically, physically. Yoga Therapy will be a targeted approach to a need, the class is adapted to the needs of the people.
What makes a Yoga Therapist?
A Yoga Therapist must first graduate from a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, have a minimum of 2 years teaching experience and then attends another 800+ hours of training specifically in yoga therapy that is accredited by IAYT. Most teachers also have many other hours spent on additional trainings as well and is equivalent to two master’s degrees.
Please always ask your Personal Trainers, Yoga Therapist and other professional about their training and background.
The IAYT is working on getting Yoga Therapist as an insurance approved therapy, as more and more clinical research studies prove the amazing results of Yoga Therapy for Trauma, Physical Pain, Cancer Patients, Stress Management, General Health and more.