“Yoga therapy is the application of Yoga to individuals, empowering them to progress toward greater health and freedom from disease.”~ Dr. Ganesh Mohan

about yoga therapy

Yoga therapy is a holistic approach to healing.

There is no doubt that the practice of yoga is beneficial for all – it is a self-care practice that encourages health and balance. However, the modern day expression of yoga is generally that of attending group classes, which are often quite large, and instruction necessarily serves the needs of the group as a whole.

If you are dealing with a specific injury or health issue, a regular yoga class may not be able to address your specific concern, or facilitate positive change in the areas you would like to address. If this is the case, you might like to consider yoga therapy as an alternative where the emphasis is on a practice that is specifically tailored to meet your needs and the condition you wish to improve.

Rather than just treating the specific health concern, yoga therapy considers the whole person – who they are and how they are affected. Programs may vary between people, even if they are experiencing the same or similar issue. This is dependant on many factors –  symptoms, age, physical limitations, lifestyle etc. Programs will generally include a breath centred movement practice and breathing exercises. They may also include dietary and lifestyle advice from the ancient science of Ayurveda.

Where there are underlying thought patterns that contribute to our health and/or prevent us from moving forward, we may turn to yoga psychology and the wisdom found in the Yogasutras of Patanjali, to help us make sustainable change on a deeper level.

Yoga therapy is complimentary to other forms of treatment you may be undergoing and Barbara is always happy to discuss your participation with your health practitioner.

Barbara provides yoga therapy in the following areas, by way of private consultations and also leads small group therapy classes for people experiencing similar health issues:


back | neck | shoulder pain
ankle | knee | hip pain
postural imbalance
recovery from injury
and more…


asthma & other respiratory issues
neurological & immune dsorders
heart health
chronic pain
chronic fatigue
and more…..

mental | emotional

anxiety | stress
addictions | substance abuse
self esteem | body image |eating disorders
and more…

womens health

menstrual disorders
preparing for conception
healthy pregnancy
post natal care
perimenopause | menopause
and more…..

how it works

For the best results, Barbara recommends an initial commitment of at least 3 sessions however, single sessions are also available.

During the first session, we will discuss your specific needs and the goals you wish to achieve. We will explore where you are now regarding experience and abilities, so that the practice prescribed enables optimum progress towards to your goals.  Barbara will then provide you with a program, including suitable postures and breathing, for you to practice at home.

During the next and subsequent session/s, we will review & fine tune your practice, add or subtract postures as necessary and continue to refine movement & breathing.

Yoga Therapy Consultation Fees:

  • Single session – $90 per hour
  • Prepay 3 sessions – $250
  • Prepay 5 sessions – $405

get in touch!

Svastha Yoga New Zealand

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