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 children’s yoga therapy interventions, and is working on offering therapeutic yoga to adults too.
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 Adults
Wise Minded Wellbeing’s therapeutic yoga services for adults are still in development, but will be aimed at improving mental health and psychological wellbeing. Ali will be drawing on her expertise in clinical psychology and yoga teaching to tailor programs to support people who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and/or low mood.