Yoga Therapy

Jo is a 550 hour Minded Institute Yoga Therapist offering one to one Yoga Therapy Sessions at the studio.  

What is Yoga Therapy?

“Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.”

(International Association of Yoga Therapists)

About Jo’s Training

Jo trained with and qualified as a Yoga Therapist with The Minded Institute in London run by Heather Mason. Her training involved almost 3 years of in-depth study and examination. The field of yoga therapy is fast moving and Jo continues her studies in the latest developments in yoga research from a therapeutic perspective and in fact will be leading the Minded Institute’s Yoga Therapy Training in Scotland from November 2020.

Qualified Yoga Therapists have a level of knowledge beyond what is required of a regular Yoga Teacher.   Indeed the pioneering approach to yoga therapy at The Minded Institute is truly innovative and of the highest standard. Minded Yoga Therapists offer much more than yoga therapy as their training includes psychotherapeutic skills, mindfulness and a highly academic level of medical knowledge. You can find out more about the Minded Institute here https://themindedinstitute.com

Training with the Minded Institute meets the criteria of the British Council for Yoga Therapy and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).  Jo’s registration number with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council is :  000047-B20

Who can benefit from Yoga Therapy?

The short answer is, Anyone. Yoga Therapy can be applied to most physical, mental and emotional issues. Here are just some examples:

stress

anxiety

low confidence

depression 

ptsd

back pain

chronic pain

digestive health

insomnia

eating disorders

addictions

asthma

copd

parkinsons

diabetes

adhd

cancer

immune disorders

As someone who has used it to aid her own health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally, Jo is no stranger to the benefits of yoga as a therapeutic intervention and has a deep understanding of how it can be applied.  She is happy to work with most conditions and if she feels she is unable to help with your condition she will let you know, either after receiving your registration form or after an initial consultation session.  

What Does it Involve?

Yoga Therapy is a mindbody intervention, it works on a bio-pyschosocial basis i.e. it is a holistic approach honouring the needs of the whole person, physically, mentally and spiritually. Based on an in-depth consultation session and registration form, Jo develops a tailored plan adapted to suit the needs of each client taking into consideration how the condition is presenting for them and their unique circumstances. The therapy enables, indeed empowers, the client to take responsibility for their own mental and physical health by providing them with the tools necessary to promote self healing (where appropriate) and wellbeing. These tools may take the form of practices such as: breathing practices, movement practices, mindfulness practices and lifestyle advice amongst many others.

Part of the therapy will require you to work with home practices prescribed by Jo, tailored to your lifestyle and the time you have available.  You should only pursue this type of therapy if you are willing to put the work in for it to make a difference. It is not a quick fix like taking a tablet but rather it addresses the source of the issues from a mindbody perspective rather than alleviating the symptoms for a while.  It fosters a change to your lifestyle, habits and physical and mental patterns which will enhance your life and promote your ongoing wellbeing.

An initial consultation session of 90 minutes is held between Jo and the potential client to discuss their circumstances and decide if Minded Yoga Therapy is a viable option for them.  Thereafter, if the the person wishes to proceed and Jo thinks she can help, the client commits to a minimum of five 75 minutes sessions.  This is the minimum amount of sessions it takes for there to be a meaningful impact. You may decide that you want more sessions at the end of the block of 5; if this is the case Jo will discuss with you if this is appropriate or not.  She will not prescribe more than she feels is necessary.

Yoga Therapy Sessions cost £50 per session.  So a consultation session and 5 sessions is an investment of £300 in your wellbeing.  Please bear in mind Jo will only progress with the 5 sessions after the initial consultation session if she feels yoga therapy is appropriate for you.  Sessions currently take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.

If you are interested in trying Yoga Therapy to help aid your wellbeing please email Jo at jolockhart.yoga@gmail.com expressing an interest and she will advise you from there.  You confidentiality is respected at all times.

 

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