Updated: Apr 24
The “official” definition by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) is this:
“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.”
Yoga therapy is a "newish" healing modality, at least to us westerners, and I've realized that part of my role as a yoga therapist in-training is to educate the world about what it is and how it can help manage so many difficult circumstances.
Yoga therapy can be a life-changing support to help manage and heal from mental, physical, emotional and even spiritual suffering. It’s changed my life, helped me to know myself - finally, after more than forty years - and to trust who I was created to be (turns out, I’m actually pretty great )
IAYT is working hard with yoga therapists and the medical community to bridge the gap between eastern and western medicine.
I’ve realized in the last few years of study and training that this work is my calling. I know with all of my being how these tools can help bring you to yourself, your creator, and your purpose in this world.
I am more than excited to begin my official yoga therapy certification process. I have completed almost 900 hours of yoga teacher trainings over the last 10 years and about to embark on the year-long practicum portion of my learning where I will be working with real clients, writing up protocols and case studies and helping to further the evidence-based research to continue to validate yoga therapy as a healing modality.
I'll be writing about the process and my experiences. I hope you’ll join me on my journey and share this information with anyone who might be served by it. This is serious medicine, friends.
I would love to have you join my private Facebook Community - Breathe.
This is a community for building resilience and healing through the tools and practices of yoga. It is a safe and held space to explore, to inquire and to grow.