Yoga Therapy is the application of Yogic principles with the purpose of achieving a specific spiritual, psychological, or physical goal.
Common concerns Yoga Therapy treat are
“Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels.”
How To Get Started
Call or schedule online below, then you’ll receive an extensive questionnaire. At your initial session ($145) Sita will give you a complete wellness plan that fits your life style with meditation, spiritual counseling, chanting, self-study, journaling, ritual, pranayama, yantra, mudra, mantras, and or asanas. The comprehensive guide will set you up to try each of the practices. If you need extra support or have questions about your plan, follow up sessions are available at a reduced rate of $95.
More About Yoga Therapy…
Yoga Therapy is an emerging therapy in the world of holistic healing. Yoga Therapy is the therapeutic application of yogic techniques such as, but not limited to; asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), mantras, mudras, meditation, yoga nidra, sometimes Ayurvedic practices as well as, other holistic practices. Each Yoga Therapist will bring their experience and expertise into each session. This holistic approach to health is typically complimentary to other forms of healing, whether through your medical professional or another holistic practitioner.
For in depth information about Yoga Therapy, visit https://yogatherapy.health/how-can-yoga-therapy-help/
Helpful research papers on Medical Yoga Therapy:
Yoga Therapy is not a replacement for medical support. You will receive a personalized plan to work with on your own.
Curious about Sita’s Training?
About Your Yoga Therapist
Sita started her career as a holistic practitioner in 2007 after spending several years studying Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation. Sita has taught doctors and nurses at Johns Hopkins Hospital, creating curriculum and teaching for the Baltimore County Department of Aging, as well as holding a private practice.
In her years of experience, Sita has supported thousands of people through heath issues, health and major life transitions. She is a Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Resident, as well as co-owner of Tejas Yoga & Wellness in Chula Vista, CA.
Is Yoga Therapy a legitimite treatment option?
Yoga Therapy is relatively new and the governing body is The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Their mission on their website is:
IAYT supports research and education in yoga and serves as a professional organization for yoga teachers and yoga therapists worldwide. Our mission is to establish yoga as a recognized and respected therapy.
Founded in 1989, IAYT has consistently championed yoga as a healing art and science. Membership is open to yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, healthcare practitioners who use yoga in their practices, and yoga researchers. School membership is open to schools with yoga therapy training programs.
IAYT has more than 5,000 individual members from 50+ countries, and more than 150 member schools. As of spring 2021, there are also 66 IAYT-accredited yoga therapy training programs, with more under review.
The training to become a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) is an 805 hour training program. Sita Severson, who is Tejas’s Yoga Therapist resident is completing her training early 2023 from Soul Of Yoga Institute in Encinitas, Ca. You can read more about their program here: https://soulofyoga.com/yoga-teacher-training/yoga-therapy-certification/