Yoga is a system of holistic health that originated in India over 5,000 years ago. Many teachers are trained in a specific lineage of yoga that comes from a Guru or style of yoga developed for the purpose of removing toxins in the physical body and achieving excellence of body and mind for self realization. They may have a 200 or 500 hour certification in this lineage.
Yoga Therapy is a stand alone health profession that adapts yoga postures as well as lifestyle suggestions to the individual. Yoga therapy can take place in any environment, even during palliative care. Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy works with the individual’s constitution, symptoms, and illness. A yoga therapist uses both science and yoga therapies, such as breathing techniques, yoga postures, relaxation, and stress management and lifestyle suggestions, as well as other movement modalities to reduce pain, increase peace, and move students from a place of merely surviving to thriving.