What is Integrative Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy is the branch of yoga specifically focused on creating health and healing. Danielle uses the science of yoga to enhance health and wellness at all levels; physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual. The idea is to bring connection and integration to these levels that are present in every human being, because true wellness comes from living in a state of balance.

Yoga therapy is applicable to groups or individuals with specific health challenges. It is also applicable to the process of achieving optimal health along the journey of transformation which is yoga, including health challenges, life changes and transitions.

Who can benefit from Integrative Yoga Therapy?

Absolutely anyone. But especially those with specific health conditions can benefit from Integrative Yoga Therapy. Danielle works closely with individuals who would like therapeutic yoga sessions tailored to their needs.

Yoga therapy is helpful and healing for those who:

• suffer from chronic pain or injury

• are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

• have trouble sleeping

• would like to reduce stress and cultivate a greater ability to handle stressful situations

• are going through a life change or transition

• suffer from anxiety and depression

• disconnect or disassociate from their body

• struggle with eating disorders

• have ongoing health problems

• would prefer personal attention and a tailored yoga program

Allopathic medicine (traditional western medicine) vs Integrative Yoga Therapy

Generally allopathic medicine focuses and seeks to treat the immediate symptoms while Integrative Yoga Therapy focuses on the deep underlying imbalances that manifest as a particular pattern called "dis-ease."

Allopathic medicine only treats the symptoms, but IYT works with the whole person, putting the client on the path to a balanced state of wellness.

Yoga therapy can go hand in hand with traditional medicine and psychotherapy as well as with more holistic approaches such as massage and acupuncture. Yoga therapy is not a replacement for traditional medicine. Yoga therapy is a form of complementary medicine.

The Koshas

The koshas are the framework for Integrative Yoga Therapy. Kosha means "sheath' or "layer" in Sanskrit. The koshas are essentially the different layers that make up each individual. Danielle works with the individual to bring awareness to any separations at each of these levels. Then using the tools of yoga you work together to bring more balance within these layers.

The Five Koshas:

Annamaya Kosha - the physical body

Pranamaya Kosha - the energetic body

Manomaya Kosha - the mental/emotional body

Vijnayamaya Kosha - the wisdom body

Anandamaya Kosha - the spiritual body.

Integrative Yoga Therapy works with the whole person to bring them on the path to healing. Danielle serves as your guide or mentor on this path.rev_logo