Therapeutic Yoga is a very gentle and restorative style of yoga, focusing on deep stretching and healing. It is wonderful for reducing stress and anxiety, relaxing the body, and calming the mind. Students suffering from depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, hyper-tension, or high blood pressure will experience a dramatic improvement in just a short time in these classes. This style of yoga is designed to heal injuries in the back, joints, and muscles. It will boost the immune functions of the body, regulate and improve the function of the internal organs, and assist in the rehabilitation of the body and mind after accidents and surgeries. The healing powers of yoga have received much attention and study over the past few decades. However, many students recovering from an injury or illness often find themselves either unable to manage the physical demand of a typical yoga class, or find that they lack the confidence and technical expertise in how to modify the classic yogic postures to make them safe and beneficial for an injured body. These therapeutic classes will help students find their way into a healing practice regardless of the degree of their injuries or illnesses.
There are many reasons that students attend these classes, and our highly trained therapeutic instructors will base each class around the needs of all students in attendance. We do accept drop-ins for these classes; however, if you have an injury or illness, please call us in advance to discuss your condition before coming into class. As this is a very specialized type of yoga, it is important that our instructors are aware in advance of any conditions you may have so they may prepare any props or special alterations necessary to make class safe for you!
In the case of more severe injuries, joint replacements, or for post-surgery treatment, we may insist on doing one or more private lessons before allowing a student into the regular Therapeutic Classes. Here at Centered Within Yoga, our main priority is the safety and correct treatment of all our students, and we will not take any risks or cut any corners in our treatment programs.
Please call or email us today to see if this program is suited for you. It is always an honour and gift to us to share in this path of healing with students looking to find their way to recovery and balance!