What is Atha Yoga Therapy

I started my yoga journey with The British Wheel of Yoga in 2006. Firstly I completed my foundation course and then went on to complete my teacher training (diploma 2009).

I was then encouraged  to study under the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. The two year course in Southampton was an accredited teaching diploma and titled ‘The Yoga Journey’ which it certainly was. This was like putting the icing on the cake and the cherry on top. The knowledge I gained was tremendous and the people I met along the way, unforgettable.

This has allowed me to be registered with the CNHC, Complementary Natural Heathcare Council.

The aim of Yoga Therapy is to promote good health for the person as a whole. Yoga Therapy is the use of Yoga where there is a specific health need or needs.Yoga Therapy is used in an individual, one-to-one session and will usually include practising a series of postures specifically designed around the health needs. It can include working with Yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation or meditative practice and supporting techniques such as relaxation and visualisation. A health problem may be primarily back pain caused by poor posture. Yoga Therapy would then focus on working with the body and Yoga postures.

In Yoga classes, each movement is practised dynamically to improve flexibility and statically to improve stamina. Modifications demonstrated throughout. Relaxation at the end of class.

Anyone can practice yoga, we work with the breath first and then encourage the movement.

My goal in life is to help people. It could be coming to yoga classes or through yoga therapy.

In my personal career over the years, my passion has always been training & coaching. I have always found it very rewarding and humbling.

I am returning again to India this year, in February, where I will be studying mental and emotional health with senior teachers at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram.

I found yoga through an illness and have never looked back.

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