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C-IAYT Yoga Therapist
Embodied Yoga Therapy

From my perspective, embodied yoga therapy is an understanding that life is an embodied experience. We embody

all our experiences – from the beginning of our life to wherever

we are now in this moment. Trauma is embodied, joy is embodied, pain, grief, love, fear, security… The yoga therapist works with these embodied experiences, not necessarily trying to direct them, or change them, but rather supporting clients to create space for curiosity and allowing. Nervous system co-regulation supports emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being.  

Yoga Therapy is an embodied Dialogue whose main language is the nervous system. It involves the skillful therapeutic application of the practices and teachings of yoga – breath, movement, meditation, and self-awareness. Yoga Therapy is an integrative approach that is responsive toward a client’s evolving lived experience of their body, well-being, and health.

Yoga Therapy draws upon the teachings of yoga practice and philosophy, including the Pañcamaya Kośa model of the body, allowing for a multi-layered and complex understanding of our experience and healing. Briefly ,we understand these layers as the physical layer, Annamaya Kośa; the energetic life force layer, Prānamaya Kośa; the psycho-emotional-social body, Manomaya Kośa; the discerning layer, Vijñānamaya Kośa; and the spiritual awareness layer, Ānandamaya Kośa.

Let's honour together the lived experiences and strengths we each bring to our unique healing journeys.

If you are interested in working with me through 1:1 or small group Yoga Therapy sessions, let's discuss! Please contact me using the contact page.

IAYT defines yoga therapy as 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.

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