All yoga is therapeutic
but not all yoga is Yoga Therapy
At Be Happy, we also offer private Yoga Therapy sessions tailored to your needs from Susan Polk, owner and C-IAYT. What’s the difference between a Private Yoga class with an instructor and a Yoga Therapy session? Here’s the definition to explain a little more…
Yoga comprises a wide range of mind/body practices, from postural and breathing exercises to deep relaxation and meditation. To have a private yoga class, the client may simply wish to have that personal attention especially because the group yoga class schedule may not fit their schedule or they may wish to simply have private instruction. This type of session does not address individual health or medical needs of a yoga student and is offered by any of our qualified teachers who all must meet the minimum requirement to be a Registered Yoga Teacher sanctioned by Yoga Alliance.
Yoga Therapy tailors to the health needs of the individual. It helps to promote all-round positive health, as well as assisting particular medical conditions both physical and emotional perhaps stemming from past trauma that led to anxiety or depression. The therapy is particularly appropriate for many chronic conditions that persist despite conventional medical treatment or post physical therapy sessions. Yoga therapy attempts to get at the root cause of the suffering to help manage or alleviate it.
Susan Polk is one of only eleven C-IAYTs (Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists) in Kentucky. In that role, she is qualified to work with individuals privately or clients in a group setting suffering from similar conditions.
Yoga Therapy sessions require a minimum of three meetings and may continue. During these sessions assessments are conducted and an individual plan is given to the client to work on, not only during the sessions but at home as well. As the client progresses, he or she becomes more empowered on their journey of self-care.