Yoga Therapy FAQ
What is yoga therapy?
It is a practice that uses the tools of yoga: breathwork (pranayama), postures (asana), meditation and more to address physical, mental, and emotional health.
Works through one-on-one sessions, small group classes, and/or in a health care setting.
Can be practiced with a client of any ability in almost any setting (hospital bed, wheelchair, playground, on the water).
Is a practice with a yoga therapist who is trained and certified in addressing specific concerns with any of the tools above, and who knows how to assess how to keep the client safe while practicing yoga.
What is my experience with yoga therapy?
I have been certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists after several years of classes, training, and clinical experience.
I was an "extern" at a pain clinic, using yoga therapy techniques to accompany patients through their procedures.
I teach small group therapeutic classes with youth and young adults who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.
I teach small group classes with adults who have experienced traumatic brain injuries.
I love using the tools of yoga to help people feel a little better and have some peace in their body, mind, and spirit.
Schedule and Payment for Yoga Therapy Individual Sessions
The schedule is by appointment only, and most appointments will take place on Wednesdays.
Appointments are generally one hour, including discussion of "homework." Four sessions are usually recommended (but never required) to make sure the client has the tools to practice at home. During the four sessions, daily "homework" will be suggested that will take 5-10 minutes a day.
Please email email@example.com to discuss appointment times and location. I am glad to Zoom or talk on the phone to discuss yoga therapy (free of charge) if you have questions before booking.
ZOOM appointments are available, especially if you are not in the Detroit area.
Payment is $50 per individual session (typically 1 hour long).
Your FSA or HSA may be able to reimburse you for this service if you have a letter of medical necessity for yoga or yoga therapy (see HERE), and we are glad to provide a detailed receipt or superbill for reimbursement.
I have practiced yoga for over 25 years, beginning the practice for mental health and grief support.
I honor and respect the roots of yoga in Southeast Asia and bow at the feet of my teachers.
Certifications and training:
RYT - 200 Ashtanga Yoga (2014)
Cosmic Kids Yoga Teacher Trained
Certified Paddleboard Yoga Teacher
Certified by International Institute of Yoga Therapists
CPR and water safety certified