Yoga therapy tailors the “tools” of yoga to the specific needs, capabilities, goals and life circumstances of the individual. These tools include postures, breath regulation, meditative practices, and lifestyle changes. The individual does not need to meet any requirement of fitness, age or health to start a yoga program. Often there is a focus on a specific health concern. From a medical standpoint, yoga therapy is highly valuable in regulating the function of the nervous system, which in turn can promote healing.
Yoga therapy aims to empower people in a healing process. Since healing comes only through regular practice, a key responsibility of the yoga therapist is to inspire and motivate clients to maintain a customized personal practice.
Yoga therapy is conducted either in private one-on-one sessions or in a therapeutic group class that is designed for individuals who share similar circumstances or concerns (e.g. depression, osteoporosis, back pain, diabetes, and chronic fatigue) .
Yoga Therapy Class Times and Fees
Jill teaches therapeutic yoga classes for persistent health concerns and emotional health and wellbeing at the North Lanark Community Health Centre and the Sharbot Lake Family Health Team. Cost for these classes is free - space is limited. Classes in both locations are currently underway for the winter session 2017 and registration is closed. For more information on future classes call North Lanark Community Health Centre at 613-259-2182 or Sharbot lake Family Health Team at 613-279-2100. Intake sessions are scheduled for September 2017 in North Lanark and classes will begin in North Lanark September 2017 for the fall session.
Private Instruction Times and Fees:
Jill is available by appointment to work one-on-one on Fridays in Brooke Valley and the Downtown Perth Studio. Private Instruction is $70/hour including HST. Consultation includes an intake assessment, observation in simple static and moving postures, and a take home practice. Follow-up sessions as-needed are usually an hour in length. Call Jill at 613-268-2364 or click below to book an appointment.