Q: Is a yoga therapy session like a group class for one person?
No, it’s very different. Group yoga classes can be a great place for community, and a good way to experience a general yoga practice. The assessment and instruction you receive in a yoga therapy session is adapted to you, taking into consideration your health, lifestyle, and personal preferences so you’ll be able to take what you learn and practice at home. The tools are grounded in an integrated approach to wellness unique to yoga, and might include postures, movement, breathing, visualization, sound, and meditation.
Q: What kinds of concerns can Amanda help with?
Amanda can address things like back pain, posture (hunched shoulders, sway back, sacral issues), difficulty sleeping, women’s health, post-operative joint recovery, asthma and breathing difficulties, depression, anxiety and spiritual concerns.
With the support of a skilled yoga therapist, genetic, degenerative or chronic conditions can also improve, providing ways to manage the illness and the emotional strain. The approach is gentle and non-invasive and depending on the illness can be preventative, curative or provide the means for managing an illness. It is a truly remarkable way of recovering the good health you are meant to have.
Q: How many sessions will I need to have?
It depends. Amanda suggests that new clients commit to a minimum of 5 sessions.
Once you are able to comfortably maintain a daily practice, many clients choose to continue to meet on a monthly, quarterly or as needed basis.
Q: Won’t I save money if I go to classes?
After your initial assessment, Amanda will provide you with your own practice to do at home every day. Because this daily practice is tailored to your needs, it’s is efficient – even 20-minutes a day is very effective.
No travel time + personalized practice + seven days a week…your daily practice is $5 a day, less than an $18 drop-in yoga class at your nearby studio.
Q: Is yoga therapy covered by my insurance?
Not yet. As the benefits and efficacy of yoga therapy practices are validated by ongoing high-quality studies and are increasingly recognized as a part of an integrative health program, we may see this change!
Q: Is yoga a religion?
No. Yoga doesn’t say where we came from or where we are going after we die, but it does help us to find a balanced and meaningful life while we are here. This may include spiritual practice. It’s not uncommon for a yoga practice to support and strengthen one’s personal faith.