Frequently asked questions
How might yoga therapy support me?
The following is a non-comprehensive list of the mental, physical, and physiological conditions yoga therapy works with: -
. Eating Disorder
. Musculoskeletal problems
. High Blood pressure
. Parkinson’s Disease
. Multiple Sclerosis
. Peripheral Neuropathy
. Long Covid
Yoga therapy can help manage emotional and physiological overwhelm at times of stress and anxiety (which may arise in conjunction with menopause, insomnia, cancer, or other conditions). It is also utilized to address specific areas of concern which in addition to those listed above might also include fatigue, gut issues, pain management (arising from injury/medical conditions, post-surgery recovery or from tension holding patterns in the body) and low self-esteem/confidence.
For those navigating Parkinsons Disease yoga therapy is well placed to take a whole person approach and explore ways to alleviate the stress and anxiety which comes with navigating a chronic lifelong neurological condition to practices which help alleviate the side effects of medication and the physical and physiological impact of the disease including tremors, rigidity, akinesia, postural instability, digestive and sleep concerns. Read more here.
Whether coming to terms with a Cancer diagnosis, caring for someone with cancer, beginning a new life journey post cancer treatment, gentle and compassionate yet practical yoga therapy practices can provide support at whichever stage you are at.
2. Where are sessions held?
. Face to face yoga therapy sessions in Wimbledon, SW London
. Face to face yoga therapy sessions may be held in your home (subject to requirements and location). This can be discussed in the initial free telephone consultation.
. Online yoga therapy sessions are available for those further away, located abroad, unable to travel to face-to-face sessions or prefer being online.
3. How do we get started?
You can book your free 15-minute phone call here. You can also email me on the above email address. Please remember to leave your phone number.
This helps us determine whether yoga therapy is something that would be of benefit to you and how we might work together.
4.What happens prior to my first session?
Prior to our first session I will send a welcome email and detailed intake form which also assists us in creating a therapeutic plan which is specific to you with achievable goals. I will also send a contract which contains terms on confidentiality and details of ongoing commitments.
5. What is my investment regarding time and cost?
I recommend a minimum of six sessions to begin with, but a number of options are available depending upon your needs.
6 x 60-minute sessions. This includes an initial 90-minute session and thereafter 5 x 60-minute sessions. £480
Three months - 12 x 60-minute sessions. This includes an initial 90-minute session and thereafter 11 x 60 minutes sessions. £900
Individual session – £80. Please note that these are available only after an initial 90-minute intake session at £80.
6. What to expect?
In the initial 90-minute consultation we will consider the intake form and your specific concerns and co create a therapeutic plan.
A therapeutic plan is likely to involve a combination of yoga postures and movement, breathwork, mediation and mindfulness/lifestyle practices which might range from diet, sleep habits, yoga philosophy, exploring behavioral patterns, connections to others and the world around you.
Practices to continue at home will be offered which are client focused (to address specific needs/lifestyle changes) and whilst accessible for you to work towards your goals may well be challenging for you to explore edges, feel empowered, build emotional regulation and resilience.