Yoga offers a complementary system of healing. A holistic approach which uses traditional yoga models to aid recovery and help restore health, or to manage chronic conditions.
The process of change can only be achieved by a step by step approach - so a little time is needed. This allows the system to move at its own appropriate pace. In this way old patterns whether in body or mind that are no longer useful can be altered to new ones which allow us to recover from setbacks or more effectively manage long term conditions. All that is needed to start is the desire to begin and a willingness to practise.
Yoga therapy can be useful to aid recovery from temporary setbacks, whether physical or emotional - or for longterm chronic conditions which need managing. It is suitable for those who wish to have an active role in their own health and who wish to 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, from stress related problems, physical conditions like back pain, or recurrent issues such as PMS or migraine.
It can help in healing after an emotional trauma and offer palliative support to enhance day to day life for mental and emotional conditions such as anxiety or depression.
"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.