Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is an integrated approach to health and wellness; it is widely recognized and accepted within the most up-to-date medical and mental health communities. Yoga Therapy brings the ancient insights of yoga into modern wellness programs, utilizes modern scientific, medical and mental health knowledge, in addition to ancient practices of self-healing.


Yoga Therapy is intended to empower individuals to find their own path of self-healing. A Yoga Therapist does not diagnose or “treat” specific conditions; they guide students through a healing journey, recommend practices which address the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of the student’s being, and create a safe environment where a student can get back in touch with their innate ability to self-regulate and self-heal.


Psychology and philosophy, ancient yoga techniques, Yoga Therapy protocols, Ayurveda, behavioral therapy, spirituality, western perspectives (musculoskeletal, biochemical systems, neurophysiology), acupressure, acupuncture, sound therapy, aromatherapy and nutrition are important tools which address the complex issues that present with mental health disorders.


Utilizing these practices slowly brings clients into a balanced and harmonious existence, mind, body and spirit. The methods we employ are not only rooted in the ancient techniques of Yoga but also in modern research in the fields of neurobiology, stress physiology and medical biophysics.

Information provided by Sundara Yoga Therapy, Austin, Texas.


What is Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy is a very powerful modality when working with clients who seek methods to overcome chronic anxiety and/or trauma related issues. Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy (TIYT) classes are not only rooted in the ancient techniques of Yoga, but also in modern research in the fields of neurobiology, stress physiology and medical biophysics.Trauma Informed Yoga Therapists explore a plethora of modern research devoted to the relationship between Yoga and the mind, and its role in treated trauma and stress related illness.


The Polyvagal Nerve theory and Somatic Experiencing, and their application in treating acute stress, trauma and anxiety, provides us with the knowledge and skills to amplify a human’s innate ability to self-soothe, self-heal and eventually revive a natural self-regulation system, all through the practice of evidence informed yoga therapy protocols.


TIYT is aligned with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administrations (SAMHSA) initiative of Trauma Informed Approach to Care. This approach is always client centered and intends to empower; it understands a survivor’s need to be respected, informed, in charge of, and hopeful regarding his or her own recovery. A TIYT practitioner has an understanding of the widespread impact of trauma and recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma and actively resists re-traumatization in all interactions and recommendations.


Having a working knowledge of potential paths for recovery, as well as knowing the importance of remaining in the scope of practice -- referring out or working in a collaborative way with survivors, family and friends of survivors, and other agencies (mental health, medical and social service providers) when appropriate. TIYT implies that the practitioner has an understanding of the interrelation between trauma and symptoms of trauma such as substance abuse, eating disorders, a plethora of health issues, depression and anxiety; all are prioritized depending on the individual’s needs, and taken into consideration when making recommendations.

Information provided by Sundara Yoga Therapy, Austin, Texas.


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