Yoga Therapy raises your healing potential by getting you back in touch with yourself, restoring balance and harmony on all levels of your being.
What is yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy is a holistic practice that looks at the whole being and not just the ailment you walk in with. It is a self-empowering process that will guide you to awaken your own innate ability to heal yourself.
Essentially, yoga therapy is about restoring ‘prana’ or life force, based on the concept that all disease starts with a blockage in the flow of prana. Therefore yoga therapy consists of breath work, gentle specific movement suited to you, restorative practices to allow you to let go, open up and breathe more fully. It will incorporate relaxation, a key to restoring balance and harmony. It may also incorporate visualisation, meditation and supported changes to everyday lifestyle habits that may not be serving your overall health and wellness.
“The true medicine lies in going inward, in transforming the relationship we have with ourselves.” — Bo Forbes
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the ancient wisdom of healing, translating to Ayu – Life, Veda – Knowledge. Ayurveda is a sister science to yoga and provides many diagnostic tools and treatments to restore balance, bringing us back to wholeness. Again we look at the whole being and what the person’s natural constitution, or prakriti, is as well as looking into where the imbalance, or vrkriti, is showing up.
“It is more important to know what sort of person has a dis-ease than to know what sort of dis-ease a person has.” — Hippocrates
Ayurveda fits into the lifestyle exploration of your therapy session as we explore diet, elimination, energy levels and gut health as vital aspects of restoring balance.
Sarah’s one-on-one yoga therapy & ayurveda consultations can be conducted online or in her private Australind studio. She also offers Shirodhara, a one-hour treatment for reducing stress and restoring calm and clarity of mind.
Book online via the buttons, or keep reading for package details. If the times available don’t suit, or you simply prefer to talk on the phone, please call Sarah (details at the bottom of the page).
What can yoga therapy and Ayurveda help me with?
Yoga therapy can be beneficial for many different concerns. Musculoskeletal disorders such as back pain are the most obvious, but yoga therapy can also help with a range of conditions:
- Non-specific back pain
- Back injury support
- Stress-related conditions
- Digestive disorders
- Respiratory disorders
- Autoimmune disorders
- Cancer support
- Anxiety and depression
- Chronic fatigue
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Lyme disease
- Any state of dis-ease
How many sessions do I need, and what can I expect?
Yoga therapy and ayurveda is a very individual process, and to work with Sarah you will need to commit to a minimum of three sessions, which can be booked as a package.
First Session (1.5hrs) – $145
The initial consultation will take 1.5 hours. You will be emailed or sent out an initial intake form so you can fill out information prior to your appointment, which saves time on the day and enables Sarah to be prepared with anything you need. You will also be asked to supply a photograph of your tongue for tongue diagnosis to add more depth to your assessment.
On the day, you will meet in Sarah’s private studio where you will be welcomed into a nurturing environment and offered tea. The consultation will begin with hearing more of your condition, finding out about you and exploring what may work for you going forward. You will be asked to do a few movements to establish your structural range of movement and general posture. You’ll also be guided through a chakra analysis process to determine what may be going on at the more subtle levels of your being.
You will be given some practice to go away with while Sarah develops your full program, which will be presented at the next session. The consult may conclude with a relaxation experience using sound vibrational balancing.
Follow Up Sessions (1hr) – $110
Session Two (1hr) – $110
About a week later your second appointment will take place where Sarah will present your yoga therapy plan. Together you will go through this and make any necessary changes.
Session Three (1hr) – $110
Before you leave you will be comfortable that you can do what is required in the program. We will update and revise what is working and what may need tweaking in the form of modifications or increases in certain practices.
Yoga Therapy Package (Initial Consultation + 2x Follow Up Sessions) – $320
The Yoga Therapy Package is offered to all clients who haven’t booked yoga therapy with Sarah before, saving you $45. The package is an excellent way to commit to the journey of yoga therapy. Full package fee is payable when booking first session and is valid for three months from initial appointment.
After the first three sessions, further follow up consultations can be booked as you require.
If the times available don’t suit, or if you simply prefer to talk on the phone, please don’t hesitate to call.