Yoga therapy offers a complimentary system in healing. It uses traditional yoga models in a holistic method that can aid your recovery from illness, restore health, or to help manage chronic conditions in your individual constitution.
The process of real change is affected only in a step by step approach - so a little time is needed. This allows your system to move at its own pace for recovery, gently moving towards healing itself. Yoga encourages patterns that are no longer useful to be replaced by new ones that are, whether in the body, breath or mind. All that is needed is the desire to start and a willingness to practise.
Yoga therapy can help recovery from temporary setbacks, whether physical or emotional - or for managing longterm chronic conditions. It is suitable for those who wish to have an active role in their own health and improve the quality of their lives.
How therapy may help you
A tailored practice may help to reduce the intensity or occurrence of symptoms over a wide range of disorders whether mild or severe. These include conditions linked to stress like IBS and psoriaris: physical conditions such as frozen shoulder or back pain, which may be aggravated by lifestyle or recurrent issues such as PMS and migraine.
Where illness is severe, yoga may help to alleviate the anxiety that can result from it. It may also assist in healing after an emotional trauma or loss.
Yoga practice in pregnancy is well established in helping to prepare a birth and is especially useful for those new to the experience of parenthood. Its three trimesters create distinct phases of preparation for the delivery, each period with appropriate modifications.
Currently pregnancy yoga is only offered in private classes.
"In stages, the impossible becomes possible." T K V Desikachar
"I first contacted Celeste when I had a frozen shoulder. I'd consulted a surgeon who told me I needed an operation, and two different physios without much relief. I had virtually no mobility in my arm and constant pain, so I wasn’t sleeping and the rest of my body was tying itself in a knot trying to cope and protect me. I was full of frustration. We started gently and with attention to where I was at. Now the pain is completely gone and mobility is 95% back, but I have also gained so much more. Celeste has helped me understand the stress of my job as a psychologist is embodied in my physicality. I'd done yoga before but Celeste has really improved my understanding of how to work with my breath and not to push beyond my limit. This has freed me up to make progress not just physically but also emotionally - which is so exciting! She has designed a daily practice which fits with what I need and can manage. She is realistic, encouraging and inspiring and I am really enjoying and benefitting from my yoga." Harriet G.