Yoga therapy is gaining popularity and new scientific evidence supports its efficacy.
Part of the ancient yoga tradition and Ayurveda system of health care, yoga therapy has now become established as a complementary treatment for mental and physical health issues but can also serve as a form of prevention and maintenance. Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat is glad to offer you an addition to our wellness offers: “Yoga Therapy with Irene”. These one-on-one sessions aim to help individuals with specific health needs through the application of yoga techniques and principles. Let our wellness expert and Yoga Therapist Irene Laviña develop a personal yoga therapy program for you
What Is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy addresses issues of healing on the many levels of the human body, mind, and spirit. After appropriate intake and assessment, the therapist will focus on the specific symptoms that trouble the client and identify methods to help them manage those symptoms. In addition, the therapist’s role is to empower clients to take a more active role in their self-care. Modalities of yoga therapy and self-care include asanas (poses), meditation, pranayama (breath work), yoga nidra (deep guided relaxation), diet and lifestyle modification, chanting, daily yogic detoxification habits (such as neti, tratak, oil pulling, oil abhyanga massage, etc).
Conditions Commonly Addressed in Yoga Therapy Sessions:
- Muscuskeletal issues such as yoga-related injuries (rotator cuff injuries, L4/L5 disc herniation, SI joint dysfunction, meniscus injuries) and lifestyle-related shoulder and back pain (“text neck”, desk job damage) degenerative disorders
- Chronic illnesses and symptoms of metabolic disorders (diabetes, hypertension, obesity, etc); autoimmune disorders
- Nervous system disorders and somatic issues such as burnout syndrome, anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, insomnia
- Women’s health, healthy aging
Yoga therapy is the adaptation of yoga practices for people with health challenges. Yoga therapists prescribe specific regimens of postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to suit individual needs. Medical research shows that Yoga therapy is among the most effective complementary therapies for several common ailments. The challenges may be an illness, a temporary condition like pregnancy or childbirth, or a chronic condition associated with old age or infirmity.
–Yoga Biomedical Trust (England)
Robin Monro, Ph.D.
About Irene, a Yoga Therapist
Irene Laviña is a certified yoga therapist and instructor and certified meditation facilitator. She began her practice and study of yoga and meditation 18 years ago in Austria while recovering from burnout and depression and has since dedicated herself to learning the art of emotional and physical healing through the many therapeutic modalities of yoga. Irene is trained in traditional Hatha yoga, Iyengar-based yoga including restorative yoga, Mysore-style Ashtanga, yin yoga, various approaches to mindfulness and meditation including OSHO active meditations, Ayurveda, and naturopathy.
She has traveled to India many times for yoga therapy studies at Yoga Vidya Gurukul (University of Nasik), for an internship at the Pichey-Phipson Hospital for Yoga Therapy and Naturopathy, and to study meditation therapy at the OSHO International Center. She has recently completed advanced yoga studies with master teachers Hart Lazer (Iyengar tradition), Manju Jois (Ashtanga), and Yogacharya Vishwah Mandlik (Bihar School), with an emphasis on yoga therapy. She currently offers private yoga therapy sessions in Siem Reap and Manila. Later this year, she will accept clients at a world-renowned private hospital in Asia. Irene is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
In addition to private yoga therapy sessions, Irene also teaches group yoga classes at our yoga studio. You can catch her classes on Thursdays at 6:30pm (Iyengar) and on Saturdays at 5pm (Therapeutic/Restorative Yoga).
From 15 May-15 July, she will offer yoga therapy, naturopathy and Ayurveda as part of Navutu Dream’s detox programs. A yoga therapy session with Irene starts from US$40.00++ per person.
For more info about “Yoga Therapy with Irene”, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 063964864 / 092141694.