Have you ever wanted to try Yoga but felt you “wouldn’t be able” or been to a class but felt like you couldn’t do the poses or keep up. Then this might be the class for you! Therapeutic Yoga or Yoga Therapy is the adaptation of Yoga practices for people with specific health and / or mobility challenges, conditions or needs. This may be an illness, a temporary condition like an injury, or a chronic condition.
Therapeutic Yoga can play an important role in reducing stress and frustration that results from health issues and help increase positive feelings and well-being. Medical research shows that Yoga therapy is among the most effective complementary therapies for treating physical, psychological or emotional challenges we may face.
Yoga Therapy may be used to:
· reduce symptoms of illness or injury
· establish more functional breathing and movement patterns
· reduce physical and mental suffering
· improve quality of life
· enhance positive coping strategies.
No previous experience of yoga is necessary.
What you can look forward to:
After an initial private consultation with you, I combine my knowledge of Yoga therapy practices with your self-knowledge, to formulate specific Yoga practices such as joint mobility exercises and both stretching & strengthening of muscles. Mindfulness and Breathing techniques to encourage better breathing, sleep and more relaxed minds are also included. If you are currently undergoing treatment / physio etc all of this will be factored in for a holistic approach.
The class may include chair yoga and the use of props, meditation and relaxation and above all a social outlet for you to meet up and practice in a friendly class environment. This class is “do-able ” for all, light hearted and you’ll feel better by just coming along to try it out! Each session is tailored to the needs of this small group of individuals.
Conditions covered include, but are not limited to:
· Cardiovascular health
· Musculoskeletal conditions
· Recovering from an accident or illness
· Arthritic conditions
· Stroke rehabilitation
· Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
· Sports injury
· Women's and men's health
How to book your space:
Please contact Ebb & Flow Yoga on 087-3679132, a follow-up call for a 121 telephone consultation will be arranged where Maeve will chat with you to gain detailed understanding of your condition / challenge and primary needs. You’re in safe hand with Maeve who has completed additional training and experience in the therapeutic application of yoga.
Investment: €75 for 6 week course
What to bring: Yoga mat, blanket, water
Time: Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Location: Manor West Hotel Leisure Centre