Although Yoga is a therapeutic practice, there are many differences between a Yoga teacher and a Yoga therapist, and a Yoga class and a Yoga therapy session. Yoga provides the tools for a process of self-investigation and development, which then guides us into self- realisation.
However, the general public still view Yoga as physical exercise, and most often attend community classes with like minded people. Others look for more instruction, to explore aspects of meditation and pranayama. When a client seeks out a Yoga therapist or therapeutic group, they are usually seeking help from some symptom or health condition. The instruction focuses on their condition in order to improve their function, rather than the technique of Yoga practice. The Yoga therapist focuses on their client’s needs through listening, questioning, observing and appropriate touch.
Examples of conditions that a Yoga Therapist can help with are: chronic stress, fatigue, PTSD, insomnia, pain management, IBS, migraine, depression and anxiety, to name just a few.
What to Expect....
The sessions are usually one hour, focusing on breathing
techniques, mindful meditation, strategic somatic
movement and massage. Allow plenty of time to arrive. Sessions are privately booked to suit each individuals time and schedule.
As a family we were feeling very concerned, as our happy and confident daughter had become overwhelmed with angst and anxiety, following the trials
and tribulations of this summer. With thought about this anxiety, we had sought medical advice, but for a youngster, this didn’t sit well with me. We began to
investigate pathways to alternative therapies, and our journey led us to try Yoga Therapy with Aly Stringer.
Aly continues to support our daughter through a turbulent time - offering personalised 1-1 sessions. With Aly’s knowledge and expertise in this field, together
they are in the process of transforming our daughter’s emotional and physical health, and we are all seeing and feeling the benefits. The sessions are
person centred, and are empowering, and our daughter is now regaining confidence and self-belief, and is able to take responsibility for her own well-being. She is managing her emotions with relaxation tools, and is empowering herself with coping strategies. We have watched her regain her confidence and sparkle. Most importantly, she really enjoys her sessions. Aly is calm, kind and non-judgmental, and we are so delighted and grateful that we have found her and that she is so amazing at what she does.
We can’t recommend the Yoga Therapy sessions enough - It has proved to be such a worthwhile investment - so much so that I have now booked a
course of sessions for myself, and, as a busy Mum I love them!
Thank you Aly