yoga therapy


How Yoga Therapy can help you 

Yoga therapy is the use of yoga to help individuals improve their overall wellbeing.  We are all individual and different, reflected in our own health and what we may need to bring us to wellbeing, balance and harmony.  Yoga therapy is holistic treating you as the whole person you already are, approaching your body and mind as a complex whole rather than treating individual symptoms.  Yoga therapy can help with a wide range of issues, physical, mental and emotional and can be used alongside any conventional treatment prescribed by a doctor.  You need no experience of yoga to benefit.

Our lives are in our bodies and minds.   We carry not just our physical experiences, but the mental, emotional and spiritual impact of all aspects of our lives around with us each and every day.  Our beliefs and values influence how we think, react and behave and, during our life, we develop our own physical and mental habits and patterns, which impact us in different ways. These may serve us well or create ongoing problems. Deepening our self-awareness can help us uncover these patterns and, if we feel they are unhelpful, we can then seek to make changes, giving us more choice in how we live our life.

Yoga therapy offers a practical and balanced way to help manage our health and wellbeing, because yoga encourages awareness of both the body and the mind, promoting calm and relaxation, as well as helping us feel more connected to our inner being.

Yoga therapy can help us at any point in our lives, but can be particularly helpful when if we’re feeling stressed, when we have health issues or are recovering from ill health. Yoga therapy may help manage a wide range of health issues and, as it seeks to address patterns of thinking, it may also help with the management of stress, anxiety and depression.

What to expect at a Yoga Therapy session

Yoga therapy, conducted on a one-to-one basis, uses yoga in ways which are tailored to your own requirements, so this will include some yoga practices designed to suit your specific requirements to enhance your wellbeing through a more mindful approach to life.  

Yoga therapy involves some talking and some gentle yoga, all conducted in a caring and confidential way to suit your own needs.  Each session is an hour, although the first one is usually a little longer, and you will need to wear some comfortable clothing.     The only thing for you to bring is a desire to help yourself and a willingness to incorporate some yoga practices into your everyday life. 

There is no requirement for you to have any experience of yoga to benefit and, whatever your age, yoga therapy can offer you a more mindful and balanced way of life.   Yoga therapy can be for everyone as it offers ways tailored for you to work with your body and mind holistically to improve your health and wellbeing.

Caring and professional therapy

Sarah is a qualified Yoga Therapist, trained and experienced in using yoga therapeutically to help improve individual health and wellbeing. She is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners.  CNHC Registration provides the public and health professionals with assurance that the practitioner is trained to an exceptionally high standard and works to a code of ethics.  Sarah also works at an independent mental health clinic.

The cost is £60 per session or £165 for three.

Please contact Sarah to discuss your requirements and explore how yoga therapy can help you: call on 07867 504539 or email at sarah@swan-yoga.co.uk

Client feedback

The following comments were received from clients after their Yoga Therapy sessions:

“I had the most amazing journey with Sarah. Before I started yoga therapy, I literally had no idea how to relax….. Sarah listens, doesn’t judge, has a very calming voice, is excellent at giving ideas of what may work for you without overloading.”

“As someone who internalises stress and has a few current health conditions due to it, I found these sessions extremely helpful. It gave me a place, all my own, without interruptions, in a safe and trusted environment where I could focus on my feelings in relation to my body.”

“Sarah has a very caring and understanding way. Through her patient way of listening to my needs, we have found the practices that personally work for me.”

“I found Sarah’s Yoga Therapy very helpful. Sarah listens to you and asks you want you want….. I’m looking for ‘peace of mind’ and Sarah has given me practical tools to achieve this.”