What Is Yoga-Based Therapy?
Yoga-based therapy is an individualized, personalized and holistic approach that takes into account not only a person’s mind, body and spirit, but also their family, support network, work situation, and culture, in order to develop an individualized treatment plan with the goal of improved health and well being. This type of therapy works through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga, which is a scientific system that views the human being as a multidimensional structure inclusive of body, breath, mind, emotion, intellect, and their mutual interaction. Beyond the physical elements of yoga poses, yoga-based therapy incorporates appropriate breathing techniques, mindfulness, meditation and self-reflection/study in order to achieve the maximum benefits.
How Can A Yoga Therapist Help Me?
There has been a tremendous growth of scientific research on the many practices of yoga in recent years which has validated it as a therapeutic discipline. Yoga’s positive effects have been studied on anxiety, stress, depression, pain syndromes, trauma, and cardiovascular, autoimmune, and immune conditions. Yoga-based therapy also emphasizes a one-on-one personalized approach to provide holistic support for a wide variety of health conditions.
Yoga therapists can support, educate, and accompany clients with:
- Understanding and managing pain
- Body-based emotional and physical resilience
- Improvement of memory and concentration
- Understanding and working with trauma
- Improved self-awareness and emotional regulation
- Development of interoceptive awareness
- Integration of healthy self-care practices
- Understanding and management of stress and anxiety.
- Improved functioning in activities of daily life
- Empowerment towards improved health and well being
- Attaining an integrated experience of mind, body and breath
- Physical stability, mobility, strength, stamina, balance, flexibility, and vitality
Yoga Therapy at Renew Neurotherapy
Lynn is a registered occupational therapist, a yoga therapist (qualifying), and a registered yoga teacher (RYT) 500 who utilizes and integrates mindfulness and therapeutic yoga tools and techniques in her work with individuals to support emotional health and healing.
Lynn has completed specialized training in trauma-informed yoga for anxiety, depression, and trauma. Yoga techniques and practices can also be used as an approach to support people with a wide range of issues such as brain injury, post-concussion, chronic pain, ADHD, sleep disorders, dementia and cognitive decline.
Lynn has completed advanced yoga-based training programs as follows: Sensory Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation and Trauma Healing Mindful Yoga-Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Yoga for Emotional Health and Healing Training Program. Lynn has completed the 500-hour academic portion at the School of Embodied Yoga Therapy training program.
Lynn also has continuing education certificates in: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Trauma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Occupational Therapists (Level 2).