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Before we have our first session, you’ll be invited to fill in a short intake form, sharing your history and your needs and reason for wanting to work with yoga therapy.

When we meet for a session, we’ll talk about how you are in this moment and how I can help you. You might share how you feel. Where and when discomfort arises. What you’ve noticed in your movement or other practices and any questions or comments you might have.

Then we’ll choose what you want to work on. A specific movement, an area of the body, small movement, more dynamic, breath or rest. We’ll explore how your body responds to the intervention we’ve chosen. When working with movement, we’ll look at whether movement is pure, or if your body is recruiting other parts to compensate. This could indicate a lack of stability or strength. When using supported rest, breath or meditation, you’ll sense what the effect is of that. I’ll help you become aware of what is happening and how to work on creating the support necessary to allow for improved movement and pain reduction. We’ll explore different interventions and their effects on how you feel, how you move and how you breathe, creating clarity on what is helping you and what isn’t.

You’ll be invited to take some practices home and explore them further to gain more awareness and sense the connections within your body and in relation to your daily life, so that for the next session we can explore further.

In the therapeutic series (live online classes), there is also individual guidance within the general theme we’re working on in the class. In the group journeys there is more general guidance.

These sessions are either live in the yurt or the dome in Vejer de la Frontera (Spain), or online through zoom in your own space.

For the online (individual) sessions it is recommended to have about 2m2 available to practice and if you are using a mat, have that with the long side towards the camera. I would be helpful to be able to see your whole body.

Prior to our first session you will receive the zoomlink via email, which will be the same link for every session.

It is highly recommended that I am able to see your body and movement, as much as possible, in order to be able to help and guide you.

It is also recommended to have at least a mat, a block(s), a strap and a firm blanket(s) available for the sessions or things that can serve as these props (I can advise you on that if you don’t have any and prefer not to invest).

Other props that might be useful are: elastic band(s), bolster(s), tennis/massage balls, spinal strip, eyepillows and a felt pad.

With all individual live sessions your camera needs to be on so I can see you, your body and movement. I need to be able to see as much of your body as possible, to be able to give you proper feedback and help you grow your awareness.
For the small group therapeutic series, it is also highly recommended to have the camera on, to be able to guide you in your practice.
During all classes (ayurveda and deep rest meditation) it is not necessary if you prefer to be off camera.

All that I offer is not covered by insurance, as yoga therapy generally isn’t recognised by health care insurance (yet). I am accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, which shows a high level of (continuing) education.

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It depends on where your injury is and what your doctor has said. It can be beneficial to work with your body in a gentle and conscious way with supervision even though you have an injury. However, these programs are not designed to treat acute injuries, nor is it a substitute for appropriate medical care – please see your medical provider for assessment and treatment of acute injuries and other medical conditions, and make sure you’re cleared for activity and understand any contraindications that apply to your situation.

If you have different question, don't hesitate to send me a message.