Yoga therapy is a multidimensional, evidence-based and holistic approach to improving health, utilising the many tools of yoga and the wisdom of Ayurveda. Current medical research recognises Yoga Therapy as being among the most effective complementary therapies for improving many common health conditions.
Yoga therapy can be useful for a wide range of health concerns and particularly beneficial in managing and improving chronic health concerns such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, stress, back pain, etc. It is complementary to mainstream healthcare, depending on the heath issue ot may be effective as a therapy in it’s self.
How do Yoga Therapy Sessions Work?
Private yoga therapy sessions with Barbara are specifically tailored to meet your needs and your health goals.
To help you progress towards these goals, Barbara will provide you with simple programs that will easily blend into your daily life. Dependent on your situation, she may also provide easy to follow lifestyle and dietary advice.
Investing in yourself is one of the most important things you can do to create lasting health and contentment! Therefore, Barbara recommends a minimum of six sessions, over a 9 week period, to encourage optimal progress towards a healthy body and calm mind.
Step 1: Attend an initial consultation of 90 minutes during which Barbara listens to your health concerns and desired outcome. During this session, Barbara will also assess your current abilities in regard to movement and breathing. You will be provided with some very simple practices to begin working with at home until we meet for your second session.
Step 2: Following your first session, Barbara will design a program specifically tailored to your needs. During your second session, Barbara will lead you through the practice to ensure you understand the movements and breathing included in your program and give you practical advice for commencing the program at home.
Steps 3: During this practice review session, we check that the program is blending seamlessly into your life and make adjustments, as necessary, to timing etc. We also review movements to check that you are understanding the methodology and provide further instruction as necessary.
Steps 4-6: Three further fortnightly follow up sessions where we review your progress and fine-tune your home program to ensure that it remains current and continues to meet your needs.
Further follow-up sessions are available as and when required. Although over the previous six weeks you will have settled into a workable home program, many of Barbara’s students like to come once every six weeks or so to continue reviewing and developing their practice.
All sessions are conducted at Barbara’s home studio in Grey Lynn, Auckland. Sessions can also be attended online via Zoom.
- Initial consultation (90 minutes)- $120
- Follow up sessions (60 minutes) – $90
- Prepay 6 x 1 hour sessions – $510
All sessions are pre-booked and prepaid. A cancellation fee of 50% applies where less than 24 hours notice of cancellation is given.
Barbara is available at the following times:
- Mondays: 10.00am – 4.00pm
- Fridays : 1.00pm – 5.00pm
- Saturdays: by request
note: Barbara allows for a limited number of sessions per month to assist clients with financial restraints. Please get in touch with Barbara for more details.
Group Yoga Therapy Classes
Barbara also conducts small group yoga therapy classes for people dealing with similar heath issues. These are weekly classes that are conducted in 6-week programs, booked and prepaid in advance. Class numbers are limited to ensure personal attention and each participant will receive a personalised program for home practice.
Classes are educational and practical, giving you both the knowledge and skills with which to practice self care and improve your general well-being.
Barbara currently presents Yoga Therapy Classes in the following areas:
Yoga for Endometriosis
These programs provide simple and supportive practices for those experiencing the effects of endometriosis and period pain.
You will learn self-care practices from the ancient art & science of yoga & Ayurveda that will help ease symptoms of endometriosis and difficult periods.
Walk away with personalised tools you can use on a daily basis that will assist in reduction of symptoms and an improved overall sense of well-being.
These programs provide simple and supportive practices for those experiencing the effects of chronic stress, anxiety and related illnesses.
You will learn self-care practices from the ancient art & science of yoga that will help you reduce the negative effects of stress, help you to bounce back from stressful situations, and build your resilience to stress.
Walk away with personalised tools you can use on a daily basis to find and maintain steady ground.
Chronic Pain & Fatigue
These programs are beneficial for people living with auto-immune disorders, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. They are also suitable for anyone experiencing burnout or chronic stress.
Gentle movement and breathing exercises, combined with restorative postures, will help restore energy and assist in pain reduction.
Healthy Backs programs are useful for anyone suffering from persistent back pain and poor posture.
Over the course of six weeks, you will learn principles that will encourage greater postural awareness and encourage healthy movement patterns, while progressively releasing tension, improving mobility, and building strength.