Yoga Therapy

Shazia Gogia | Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Chef.


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“Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.” ~Rumi

 

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen…
There is a way between voice and presence
where information flows.
In disciplined silence it opens.
With wandering talk it closes.” 
~ Rumi 

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“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.” ~Robin Monro, Yoga Biomedical Trust (England)

 

“Yoga comprises a wide range of mind/body practices … Yoga therapy tailors these to the health needs of the individual. It helps to promote all-round positive health, as well as assisting particular medical conditions. The therapy is particularly appropriate for many chronic conditions that persist despite conventional medical treatment.” ~Marie Quail -Yoga Therapy and Training Center (Ireland)

 

Integrative Yoga Therapy
Integrative Yoga Therapy works with all 5 levels of our being (the Five Koshas) or 5 bodies; Physical, Energetic, Emotional (or Psychological ), Wisdom (or Intellectual) and Spiritual. 


Yoga Therapy is student-centered, molding the teachings to the needs to the individual. Everyone’s healing journey is unique. Yoga Therapy, therefore, selects, adapts and modifies practices appropriately for the individual with respect of age, specific physical challenges or limitations
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Trained in Integrative Yoga Therapy, I help people with physical limitations, size limitations, injuries, trauma, rehab, surgery recovery, pain management, chronic stress and with other health challenges. I use holistic approach to healing using adaptation of yoga poses as your unique body requirements, breath work, gentle yoga, stretches, restorative yoga, meditation, yoga-nidra and mudra. I also draw from Viniyoga techniques of structural yoga therapy. I work with:

Chronic Conditions: Digestive problems, Heart conditions, High BP, Asthma, Anxiety, Depression, Headaches and Migraines, Insomnia, Women’s issues, Pain-management, Stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Cancer.

Structural Issues: Lower Back, Hips, Spine Issues, Arthritis, Scoliosis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Sciatica.

Yoga of the Heart”® Cancer and Cardiac Yoga Therapy: Trained at Yoga of the Heart ® program, taught be Nischala Joy Devi, who was director of Stress-Management for Dean Ornish Program for Reversing heart disease, and also co-founded Award-winning Commonweal Cancer Help Program.

TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) trained through “Love Your Brain”.


Yoga Therapy sessions
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First private yoga therapy session is usually assessment and will typically include personal and medical history intake, awareness exercises to identify imbalances and other assessments depending on the condition. We work together to identify structural imbalances, causes of pain in the body and/or emotional challenges. I do extensive research on my own, develop a treatment plan to address all issues, design exercises, frequency, timing, mind-spirit healing techniques, suitability to your life-style etc. We work together one-on-one in next sessions and you are also given home routines to do on your own. Each yoga therapy session is as unique as the client and builds on the previous one.
The session cost includes more than the time spent in session together:  researching conditions, researching  proper therapy and suitable asanas, preparing for sessions, writing your home exercises, emails, all take considerable time.

What is Yoga Therapy?
Modern yoga therapy can be traced back to the yoga master T. Krishnamacharya, who produced most influential teachers of therapeutic yoga, including his son TKV Desikachar and BKS Iyengar. Many have since used yoga for managing high blood pressure, coping with the effects of cancer treatments, or treating symptoms of HIV, depression or anxiety. But lately it’s become especially popular for musculoskeletal issues like lower and upper back pain, sciatica, and shoulder, neck and hip pain.

 

Private Yoga Therapy Session (1 hour): $85+

Ph: 760-593-SHAZ(7429) | email: shaziagogia@gmail.com

Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego.

For my group classes schedule please, check my Info page on Facebook.

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