Medicine takes a short-term approach to ill-ness.
Yoga Therapy explores a long-term approach to well-ness.
The ancient science of yoga has long been
understood as the panacea for good health.
Yoga Therapy applies all these principles of yoga to support you to create long-lasting change.
Come and learn how to be responsible to manage your own health.
What is Yoga Therapy?
- a complementary approach to medicine with a focus on you the person, not just your ‘condition’, to bring you into health and wholeness.
- an exploration of your current health and lifestyle changes, so as to develop practices and routines that promote your well-being.
- an invitation to accept life’s constant changes and challenges, with strategies to come back into balance in the best possible way.
- a supportive process to create and develop a better attitude and perspective on yourself and your health.
- your body and joints are strained and you wish to move easefully without constant remedial treatments.
- you are recovering from illness or surgery and wish to improve your health and lifestyle again.
- you know there are contemporary ways to manage your mood that will support you during the day.
- you need some practical ways for managing your stress, including your constant and unhelpful thinking.
- you are keen to self-manage your pain and for non-drug approaches to ‘pain’ relief.
- you wish to establish and promote restful sleep through natural methods.
- you long to re-connect with your inner place of equilibrium and calm.
Following a year of chronic shoulder pain, I had shoulder surgery and then developed a frozen shoulder. Being a Type A personality and having enjoyed good health all my life, this was incredibly stressful. I started to feel powerless, sad and knew that pain management was essential. In one-on-one sessions Caroline tailored meditation practices with recorded guidance. I attended her meditation course which was comprehensive and most effective in reducing my pain. Thanks to Caroline, I have incorporated a daily meditation practice into my life, with huge benefits.
Anna, Dental Specialist
Who is a Yoga Therapist?
- an experienced Yoga Teacher with additional therapeutic qualifications to apply yoga practices at a physical, energetic, emotional, mental and Spiritual level.
- a skilled Health Professional who uses the modern science of brain-body behaviour to bring gradual and sustained change.
- an emphatic listener who focuses more on understanding how your health impacts your life, than on teaching you physical techniques.
How does it work?
- an initial block of 3 sessions over 4-6 weeks is arranged to establish an approach to treatment and practices.
- the first session establishes a confidential relationship with you and a history of your current situation is explored.
- an approach to treatment and suitable practices are developed, with a plan and program for your home practice (ideally 3-5 times a week) practised together.
- subsequent sessions progress and modify your program based on your feedback and to encourage ongoing change.
- consent to liaise with your treating health professionals is sought, to best coordinate your care.
- ongoing management continues in follow-up reviews, inclusion in small therapeutic groups and at suitable workshops.
- those with chronic or persisting health conditions e.g. heart disease, diabetes, seeking an improved quality of life.
- ex-amateur and Masters sports players with tired and washed up bodies and joints.
- sedentary desk workers with tension and stress manifesting in back/neck/shoulder pain.
- VCE and University students with heightened stress and anxiety affecting their performance.
- people from any walk of life who wish to self-manage their health and well-being in a natural way.
How is it different from ‘yoga’?
- we use targeted physical practices to modify your movement patterns, and re-establish physical ease through brain/body re-patterning.
- we directly address mental steadiness and fluctuations in mood, through regulation of breath and energy flow.
- we change habitual thought and brain pathways with specific meditation techniques, reducing the stress of constant thinking,
- relaxation techniques and restful poses target recovery, reducing stress, improving sleep and mood.
- we ensure an integrated approach using lifestyle approaches and routines including nutrition and Ayurveda.
As a Yoga Therapist I am passionate to develop yogic lifestyle practices with you, to evolve you into the best version of yourself in this life! Consistently I create effective change with people seeking to improve musculo-skeletal issues (such as back complaints); persisting or chronic pain; mental health (anxiety, depression); and sleep.