YOGA THERAPY WITH AYURVEDA APPROACH SESSIONS
The initial visit takes 2h.
- Interview: The first encounter with the client we share what is Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy and a brief introduction of the whole process.
- Health Assessment: The client identifies and shares one or more conditions or chief complaints (physiological, mental, emotional, energetic) that she/he wants to work on. Examples of physiological conditions or chief complaints could be hypertension, diabetes, low back pain, joint issues, etc. Examples of mental conditions or chief complaints could be anxiety, depression, addiction, etc. Examples of emotional conditions or chief complaints could be fears, attachments, codependent relationships, etc. Examples of energetic conditions or chief complaints could be chakra unbalances, blockages, etc.
All of theses conditions are interrelated and can give physical, mental, or emotional symptoms.
In the health assessment there are general questions about client’s health and family background that are important to create the appropriate asana practice (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing), mudras (hand gestures), diet, and meditation treatment plan.
- Dosha Assessment: In Ayurveda, the five elements that are found in all living things—ether, air, fire, water, and earth—are the building blocks of life. While this foundation unites all humans, the manifestation of those elements through the doshas is what gives rise to our differences. How the three doshas appear, and in what proportion, is what makes each of us unique. The dosha assessment allows the practitioner to know what is the composition (prekruti) of the client and what is the current state (vikruti) of the client to see if there are any imbalances that need to be address Vikruti is what causes imbalances and diseases. The last assessment under the dosha evaluation is the 3 gunas or mind states. It is important to be honest during these assessments to give the yoga therapist a clear picture of what are the imbalances that need to be addressed.
- Introduction to 2 breathing exercises, sample of possible asanas related to the client’s case, and guided meditation (30 min)
SECOND VISIT/HEALTH PLAN
Client is advised to make a second appointment to go over the “health plan”. The “health plan” contains the following information:
- Client’s dosha information
- General information about the main condition that wants to be address from an ayurvedic perspective.
- The objective of the health plan according to client’s desire stated on the health assessment.
- Asana sequence to address the condition
- 2 meditations relevant to the condition
- Yoga nidra session and mediation will be alternated.
- Proposed mudras (Hands gestures. The position of our hands has the ability to influence energy of our physical, emotional and spiritual body. Mudras help to link the brain to the body, soothe pain, stimulate endorphins, change the mood and increase our vitality.)
- Cleansing techniques (if applicable)
- Dietary suggestions
- Dinacharya (Lifestyle changes as per ayurvedic perspective)
YOGA THERAPY SESSIONS (YTS)
YTS are recommended once a week for the first three months and are 1h.
- Opening mantra
- Asana practice
- Meditation/Yoga nidra
- Closing mantra
|Evaluation/Health Plan Delivery (1st/2nd visit)||$500|
|Yoga therapy session||$110 per hour|