Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is the process of empowering individuals to make positive changes in their lives, and empowering them to make healthy and effective choices, through the application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga. Yoga/Movement therapy at Beyond the Mirror is not your average yoga. Beyond the Mirror practitioners use an integrative approach to working with clients, while incorporating both Eastern holistic philosophies and complementary evidence based  Western psychology.

Benefits of Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy is a unique combination of body awareness practices
combined with inquiry through counseling. Yoga therapy can be
helpful for anyone wanting to explore the mind/body/breath
connection and is especially beneficial to those suffering from anxiety,
depression, eating disorders, and body image challenges.
The Mind: Yoga therapy offers students th opportunity to slow down
and spend quiet, reflective time with themselves. Often this time
allows the student to experience self- inquiry, which can help with
identifying the negative thought patterns that cause them to feel
depressed and anxious and replace these thoughts with healthier,
more loving statements.
The Body: Listening to the body’s communication regarding
needs, strengths and limitations is another benefit of yoga therapy. Practicing the various physical postures allows the
student to focus internally and discover how they feel in the pose rather than how they look externally. This self-discovery
can lead to a deeper appreciation of their body and increase self-confidence from the inside out. Being present with the body provides many opportunities to investigate all the amazing ways the body can move, stretch and relax.

The Breath: Breath awareness and breathing techniques are yoga practices which can deactivate the fight or flight response associated with high levels of stress. Learning to deepen and focus on the breath allows students to calm both their body and mind. As the student becomes more peaceful, clarity and healthier life choices emerge.

Learning to slow down, create space for self-discovery and healthy movement are only some of the benefits students find when practicing yoga. Step onto the yoga mat and experience how yoga can be the beginning a healthy relationship with your body, mind and breath.

Yoga Therapy Focuses On:

-Health and wellbeing
-Disordered Eating
-Mindfulness practices
-Stress Solutions                                                                                                                                  –Self Esteem Challenges
-Transition                                                                                                                                        -Body Awareness practices