Clinical yoga, also known as yoga therapy, is a completely individualised approach to practising yoga. It’s the therapeutic use of yoga that combines all the tools of yoga such as movement, breathwork and meditation to explore specific health concerns and optimise wellness.
The yogic model of health is unique because it addresses every aspect of life, viewing all the systems of the body and mind as one, rather than separately. And that’s just how I work with clients in my private clinical yoga sessions. I look at your specific physical, mental or emotional challenges, your goals and potential limitations, and then design a personalised yoga program to help you improve your overall wellbeing.
Absolutely anyone, even if you have no prior experience of yoga. If the idea of attending a group class has held you back from trying yoga, or you’ve attended a class but found the class setting wasn’t quite right, then private yoga therapy might be for you. If you’re already working with other healthcare practitioners, yoga therapy will be a wonderful modality to support you at any stage of your healing journey.
Wherever you find yourself mentally and physically, yoga therapy can help you with many aspects of health and wellbeing, including:
My clinical yoga sessions are held in the safe and comfortable environment either of my home or yours. Ideally you and I would only need to meet for a small number of appointments, with the goal to transition to a convenient community class or continue to practise on your own at home.
Your first session is 90 minutes, during which we talk about your individual needs and goals, and any health limitations. We then do a specific yoga practice in which we explore your range of movement and go through how you can get the most out of each posture and practise it safely. I then design a tailored yoga plan based on our first consultation.
Each subsequent yoga therapy session is 60 minutes. We continue to refine your practice, finding out what really works for you and what doesn’t. The goal of these sessions is to empower you to be able to continue your own yoga practice at home or to feel comfortable enough to join a community yoga class.
What to bring
Wear comfortable clothes, and if you have a favourite yoga mat, bring it along. I will provide all other accessories if required, including additional yoga mats, cushions and bolsters.
Due to having a dynamic home environment with children, I am available to host private clients during the times below.
I am also available to visit the comfort of your home either during these times or at an alternative time.
I have practiced yoga for almost 22 years and have trained in all aspects of yoga teaching and clinical yoga therapy for the last 10 years.
Chronic Pain & Bowel Disease Sufferer
I too have suffered illness and disease diagnosis. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2015 and since then I have used both western medical interventions alongside therapeutic yoga to assist the management of my symptoms. I have since regained confidence & strength and in 2020 I started to teach myself how to run. Since then I have entered my first triathlon and other trail running events. My motivation is not to be fast but keep my body/mind strong & well.
Offering yoga to those in need.
I am also passionate about offering subsidised/free yoga to those in need. I have offered subsidised, weekly classes to the health care workers at Fiona Stanley Hospital. I also offer a Scholarship Pass to attend a term of community yoga or one of my specialised courses for FREE. You can see my upcoming courses here The Scholarship Pass is all thanks to the extremely generous donation of local Real-estate Agent & Yogi – Kim Liew.
Read more about it HERE.