YOGA THERAPY PROGRAM (Customized to patient’s needs):
Practices used by Yoga Therapists include:
- Movement (asana)
- Breath work (pranayama)
- Meditation and mindfulness practice
- Philosophy or point of view
- Deep relaxation
Yoga Therapy can help to treat:
- Anxiety and depression
- Chronic pain and chronic fatigue
- Psychosomatic disorders
…and more! Contact Kristina at (631)-487-4980, or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Yoga Therapy and how it could help you.
Yoga Therapy Offerings at the Great Neck Center include:
- Individual sessions
- Small group sessions for anxiety, depression, and insomnia
- Yoga for stress-reduction
Kristina Klimek is a Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher. She has nearly seven years of training and daily practice in yoga and mindfulness. She graduated from Binghamton University in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Studies and Health and Wellness. She is devoted to living a yogic lifestyle for optimal physical, mental, emotional, environmental and spiritual well being. Kristina is very passionate about holistic and complementary medicine. Her mission is to inspire and empower individuals to heal themselves through yoga, mindfulness, and healthy lifestyle. Besides yoga and mindfulness, Kristina’s interests include integrative nutrition, aromatherapy, herbalism, birth-work, and nature-connection.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I have never practiced yoga before, can I try yoga therapy?
A: Yes! There is no previous yoga experience necessary to utilize yoga therapy as a treatment for your health condition. In fact, yoga therapy is very different than attending a typical yoga class, because yoga therapy is a highly individualized approach to healing specific health disorders, using specific yoga practices that can best treat your health disorder. A Yoga Therapist will teach you practices to help with your condition, and work with you through your healing process step-by-step.
Q: What happens at a yoga therapy session?
A: Yoga Therapy sessions are done in a private setting. A Yoga Therapist performs a thorough health intake in order to get to know you and your concerns, and then will decide on a therapeutic course of action and begin the process of teaching you practices to help heal your condition. You will learn practices to work on at home, and have follow up appointments to continue your learning, reevaluate, and make sure your symptoms of suffering are reducing.
Q: What makes a Yoga Therapist different than a Yoga Teacher?
A: A Yoga Therapist is trained to work with the system of yoga to treat specific health conditions, whereas a yoga teacher is trained to guide students through yoga classes in a general way. Yoga Therapists and Yoga Teachers go have very different trainings and certification requirements. A Yoga Therapist is extensively trained in specific yoga practices and techniques that directly treat specific health conditions and is highly educated in assessment skills and foundational biomedical and psychological knowledge. A Yoga Therapist “prescribes” to a person specific yoga practices and techniques to directly treat the person’s specific health condition. A Yoga Therapist’s goal is to help the individual to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of suffering they are experiencing, and/or cure and prevent the disorder.