Therapeutic yoga is the use of specific yoga postures and other practices (such as breathing or relaxation) to alleviate a specific difficulty. Wise Minded Wellbeing offers therapeutic yoga for children and young people, adults with mental health difficulties, and for women’s health and wellbeing.
Yoga Therapy for Women’s Health and Wellbeing
Ali has completed 200 hours of training in Yoni Shakti (Yoga Therapy for Well Women) with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, and is now offering group classes and individual sessions drawing on this approach. This approach to yoga is restful and nurturing, inviting participants to be fully embodied and pay attention to what their bodies need (in other words if you want to lay down for the whole class then this is absolutely encouraged!!) Each session includes a combination of deep relaxation, nurturing movement, breathwork and meditation to support menstrual health, fertility, and the journey through peri-menopause and beyond.
If you are looking for 1:1 support around menstrual health, fertility or navigating your way through menopause, then please contact us for more details and availability.
If you prefer a group approach, then Ali teaches a regular weekly group session on a Monday evening in Slaithwaite, and has a new small group session starting in Marsden on a Monday morning, from November 2023. If you are interested in attending a group session then please contact us, or see the Classes & Workshops page for more details, booking is essential as spaces are limited.
Children’s Yoga Therapy
What is Yoga Therapy?
Children’s yoga therapy combines a psychological approach with traditional yoga practices (such as stretching, movement, breathing, sound and relaxation) and tailors them to the needs of individuals or small groups.
The intention of yoga therapy is to equip children and young people with tools to build their own wellbeing and resilience. With these tools they are better able to deal with the challenges and difficulties they face in their lives.
What is the evidence?
There is an emerging evidence base that yoga therapy has a positive benefits for children and young people experiencing a range of difficulties, such as low mood, anxiety, anger, attention and concentration difficulties, trauma and neurological differences. Please contact me if you would like more information about research on yoga therapy.
Who can benefit?
Yoga therapy can support children and young people with a range of difficulties, and is particularly useful for children and young people who would benefit from a psychological approach, but who may find it difficult to engage meaningfully in talking therapies.
Yoga therapy interventions can be commissioned privately by families, or can be delivered within education and childcare settings. If you are interested in finding out more about yoga therapy for children and young people then please contact us.
Therapeutic Yoga for Adult Mental Health
Wise Minded Wellbeing offers 1:1 therapeutic yoga to adults with mental health difficulties. Ali draws on her expertise in clinical psychology and yoga teaching, as well as additional training in yoga for mental health, to tailor programs to support people who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and/or low mood.