Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is for anyone living with a chronic health challenge who wishes to bring positive change to their life using a holistic approach. Depending on the person’s needs the emphasis of yoga therapy may be towards the body, the mind, the emotions or a combination of all of these areas of their wellbeing. For example, someone’s health may be challenged on a physical level; such as chronic back pain or they may be suffering with chronic stress and other stress-related health issues. These conditions can impact on their day to day living; preventing a person from working and enjoying family life.

Yoga therapy offers simple effective ways in self-managing a wide variety of health conditions promoting positive health for the person as a whole. This is not a hands-on treatment instead offers simple and effective yoga tools where the client feels empowered to take care of their health. The sessions are client lead and the therapist works towards tailoring a practical yoga therapy ‘tool kit’ which enables the client to self-manage their health challenges. A typical yoga therapy programme may include gentle movement, restorative yoga postures, pranayama breathing practises, relaxation, visualisation, affirmations and meditation. Yoga therapy can be used whilst receiving conventional western medicine and is available as one to one consultations or to small groups of people with share health conditions.

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Before we meet you will be asked to completed a questionnaire. In the initial consultation we will talk about your health, lifestyle and your goals and what you are looking to get out of the sessions. Then a tailored yoga therapy prescription will be given to suit your lifestyle within the time you have available. We will continue to meet either weekly or bi-weekly to monitor how things are going, offering support and making any changes to your programme to suit your needs.

Unlike attending a regular yoga class, yoga therapy has a start and end date. After 4 – 6 sessions, you will have found the tools that support you and are then able to continue on your own with no need for any more sessions. If you would like to know more or talk about how yoga therapy can help you then please contact me.

Yoga Classes

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Held in Cheltenham town centre and Charlton Kings, my morning yoga classes are friendly and small, offering a calm and relaxed atmosphere to unwind and rejuvenate. Focusing on gentle flowing sequences to release tension from the body, guided breathing practices to calm a busy mind and deep relaxation to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

All classes are suitable for beginners and welcome all levels of fitness. Within a group everyone progresses at their own pace, allowing the body to move freely and safely with awareness, throughout the class you will be shown how postures and sequences can be adapted to suit individual abilities. See class details at bottom of page or contact me.

Meditation Courses

My meditation teaching follows the yogic tradition. We begin with movement to release tension from the body and relaxation to dissolve tiredness to prepare the body and mind. The yogic way shows that the body needs to be in a relaxed but alert place for the mind to focus and concentrate.The course will include concentration exercises for you to practice at home. After the course there will be an opportunity to meet once a month to refresh your practice and ask any questions. See course details at bottom of page or contact me.

  • Dru Yoga has given me more peace of mind than I have known in a long time. It has also helped me to deal more effectively with stress. Last and not least it has helped me to lose much of the despair and grief that arose following a recent bereavement.–Amanda Springett, student.

Tuesday

Dru Yoga

Venue: Stanton Room, next to the library, Charlton Kings, GL53 8AR
Time: 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Cost: £8.00 per lesson

Wednesday

Women’s Wellbeing

Restorative Yoga, Meditation, Mudras & Relaxation

Venue: The Isbourne Holistic Centre, Cheltenham, GL50 1TH
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Cost: Early Bird £20.00 per lesson/ £20.00 after
Dates: 18th October, 15th November, 13th December and 17th January 2018

Thursday

Dru Yoga

Venue: The Isbourne Holistic Centre, Cheltenham, GL50 1TH
Time: 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Cost: £8.00 per lesson

Gentle Dru Yoga 

Venue: The Isbourne Holistic Centre, Cheltenham, GL50 1TH
Time: 2.30pm – 3.45pm
Cost: £8.00 per lesson


 

Block bookings are available – please ask for details

If you have a yoga mat, please bring this with you, along with a lightweight blanket or shawl for relaxation, wear comfortable clothing for stretching and bring a bottle of water.