What is Yoga Therapy?

What is Yoga Therapy? 

A yoga therapy approach recognizes that yoga is not merely a physical practice, but one devoted to holistic wellbeing. The heart of yoga therapy is a commitment to a daily practice rooted in a one-on-one relationship with a certified yoga therapist. In this way, yoga therapy relies on the ability of deeply experienced teachers to offer yogic practices that precisely address a variety of suffering, whether physical, emotional, behavioral, or mental, in support of ongoing transformation toward clarity and ease. Over time, the care-seeker is empowered to develop a personalized practice that can be preventative or curative and is capable of evolving to changing circumstances. To learn more or to schedule an intake with Raquel, just reach out! 

 

“The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”

--T.K.V. Desikachar

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Yoga for Humanity

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Yoga for humanity is my personal application of Yoga Therapy: it is a viewpoint and direction we point towards not only with our bodies, but our hearts. Rooted in sacred India, The Yogic texts tell us that our purpose is a listening, a commitment to reducing Duhkam (suffering) and growing Sukham (a fluid easeful space). This means that with each action we take, even in our yoga practice, we are directed and purposeful. We aspire to ease discomfort; for us, for each other, and for all that we encounter. So that kindness and balance become a way of life. We live in support of evolving, growing, and resensitizing ourselves to our greater humanity, with the understanding that when one of us evolves, we all benefit.