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Bija offers Yoga Therapy programs to individuals and groups in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar. She is a graduate of the Viniyoga Therapy Training with Gary Kraftsow, a 1,000-hour national certification program endorsed by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is holds a Viniyoga Teacher Certification with the American Viniyoga Institute.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is an evidence-based practice that helps you overcome your health challenges and allows you to take an active role in designing your health.
Yoga Therapy is derived from the Yoga tradition of Patanjali and the Ayurvedic system of health. It refers to the adaptation and application of Yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing health challenges, at any level, manage their conditions.
The distinction between Yoga Therapy and yoga classes:
— In Yoga Therapy we assess a client’s needs.
— Yoga Therapists look for ways to help people reduce or manage their symptoms, improve their function and help with their attitudes in relation to their health conditions.
— A Yoga Therapist establishes appropriate goals for each individual.
— Yoga Therapists develop a practice intervention.
— Yoga Therapists teach a client how to practice the intervention.
— A Yoga Therapist assesses, adjusts, and refines an individual's practice to help their specific needs.
Contact Bija for individual and group Yoga Therapy programs.