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Yoga therapy for mental health, wellbeing and sleep individual sessions can have both short term and long lasting benefits. They can help you learn how to use your body and breath to experience almost instant relief while ongoing practice can encourage neuroplasticity, retrain your brain and autonomic nervous system.

I love yoga therapy as it fits so well with my other therapeutic work in engaging body and brain - it's body work where YOU are in complete control, learning tools you can practice between sessions and long after our work together ends.


As your yoga therapist, I'll:

* listen not just to your words but support you in noticing your breath and posture to get a better understanding of what will help you most

* teach you practical tools including asana (physical hatha yoga practice), pranayama (breath work), meditation and relaxation to help you use your body and breath to retrain your brain and nervous system

* support you in integrating these new practices into your life so they become an enjoyable part of your routine and

* help you understand how to motivate yourself.

Yoga therapy is an effective style of body work (using asanas from the hatha yoga tradition) where you're working with your own body rather than having anything done to you. You can continue to benefit by building consolidating your practice between sessions / classes.

Often, when we try to think ourselves calm, we can’t do it. Instead of feeling better, we may even end up beating ourselves up about feeling stressed, anxious, traumatised, unable to sleep or depressed. Because 80% of the messages between body and brain go from body to brain, we can use mindfulness of breath and movement to improve the way we feel and potentially retrain our brains and nervous systems.

But just as you wouldn’t take medication or even a multivitamin just once, I will support you in building a personalised daily yoga practice which will help you manage life’s current and future challenges more easily.

You’ll learn things about yourself on your yoga mat that you may have done unconsciously for years in your everyday life. And as you build strength, flexibility and resilience on your yoga mat, life’s ups and downs will feel much easier to manage.