When it comes to helping people heal with yoga, there are tonnes of effective techniques. You'll study them all in a yoga therapy training - asana, pranayama, mudra, meditation, Ayurveda and more. But what is the MOST important technique? Turns out, it might not be yoga at all.
Research has shown that a key component in all healing modalities is the relationship between the client and the practitioner. Yoga therapy is no exception. Of course it's important to choose the most appropriate yoga poses or breathing techniques for a student. But the respectful and caring relationship between student and therapist is the foundation for healing.
This video is a snippet of a recent live online yoga therapy training with Adore Yoga founder Nikola Ellis. Nikola is a qualified counsellor, so she knows a thing or two about professional therapeutic relationships. Watch it now and discover vital role the student-teacher relationship plays (it runs for 8 mins so grab a cuppa!)
Want free yoga therapy resources, including class plans, recordings and e-courses? Visit the Adore Yoga Therapy Resources page.
Nikola Ellis is the founder of Adore Yoga, yoga therapist, counsellor and teacher trainer. She conducts regular trainings that help people of all ages, shapes and abilities enjoy the benefits of yoga and meditation, including Meditation Facilitator Certificate Trainings; Level 1 200hr Teacher Training and Post Graduate Yoga Teacher Training in Mental Health, Adaptive Asana and the Foundations of Yoga Therapy and a highly regarded professional 650hr Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy.