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What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy is an Integrative Mind-Body Therapy that is fundamentally influenced by the total Yogic Model of health; it is a biopsychosocial and emotional approach to health, recovery, and sustainable well-being. Although all Yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, Yoga based mind-body therapy is the specific application of Integrative Mind Body (IMB) based therapy to address an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional needs.

As a master and student of yoga, I have in-depth training to help mentor, assess,  and cultivate a therapeutic healing container. I work with you in a mentorship program to address your specific goals while considering any limitations and/or impediments toward success you might be experiencing.

 

My recommendations as a mind-body therapist could include practices such as:

  • Yoga Therapy: Integrative Mindbody Therapy (IMB) Assessments

  • 1-1 Mentorship or Small Group Coaching

  • Confidential Data & Log of Progress Reports

  • Considers Bio-medical recommendations & referrals

  • Salutogenic Approach to Health: neuroscience, developmental psychology, and interpersonal neurobiology

  • Assisted Stretching & Supported Physical Care

  • Dynamic Tensioning & Mechanical Leveraging

  • Exercises that address the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system to work with areas of discomfort and/or imbalances

  • Somatic Movement & Somatic Emotional Embodiment

  • Breathing techniques & guidance

  • Meditation | Guided Visualizations

  • Affirmation and Vocalization Tools​

  • The Yogic Model of Health

My practice is to help you become self-reliant, guiding you by means where you learn to cultivate proprioception while creating interoceptive awareness, whether we are practicing 1:1 or in a small group setting; in either case, I am able to choose the appropriate mentorship program and practices that meet your interests and abilities.

How do I know I need Yoga Therapy?

Many people first learn about Yoga Therapy through their primary medical doctordoctors of homeopathy, psycho-somatics, physical therapy, and/or contemplative practices such as yoga, qigong, yin, meditation & mindfulness. A common misconception in Yoga Therapy is that it is only yoga, specifically, is that it’s all about stretching or movement. In fact, yoga-based therapy can help individuals who can’t move at all, as well as active individuals.

The yoga therapy model of health is unique because it addresses every aspect of life rather than considering each body part or system separately. Yoga therapy is a safe way of working with the natural capacity of your body and mind to optimize well-being.

A general public yoga or qigong class can certainly ease everyday aches, pains, and mood complaints. But a IMB therapy session, whether one-to-one or in a small group, goes much further because it is tailored to the individual with a protocol you take home.

What conditions can Yoga Therapy Help?

Mindbody Therapy can offer support for a wide range of concerns:

  • Self-limitations 

  • Pain from various sources

  • Neurological Issues

  • Mental Health

  • Major Illnesses

  • Healthy Aging

  • Death & Dying

Session Logistics

Scope of Services:​

  • This is (1) Medical Yoga Therapy session 2.5 that includes a yoga therapy assessment, a yoga therapy practice, a yoga therapy home regiment, and follow-up virtual session; in the totaling amount of $250.00

Client Responsibilities:​

  • Completed medical take home package. Attend one therapy session with Lizbeth Vazquez. Active participation and communication with Yoga Therapist during practice and follow-up phone call. No phones allowed during practice unless it’s a medical emergency. Follow take home regimen for a week and follow-up with yoga therapist. 

Confidentiality:​

  • Assuring the client that information shared during sessions will be kept confidential, with exceptions for situations where there is a risk of self-harm and/or others. 

Informed Consent:​

  • Completion of informed consent to participate in yoga therapy. This includes understanding the nature of the practices, potential risks, and benefits.

Payment and Fees:​

  • This is (1) Medical Yoga Therapy session 2.5 In the totaling amount of $250.00 will be directed and handled by Lizbeth Vazquez owner of YogicMethods. Should you miss your appointment without a 24-hr notice of cancellation you will be charged a $50.00 fee. Should you miss your appointment a second time you will forfeit your appointment and will need to re-submit an appointment and payment. 

Cancellation Policy:​

  • A 24-hour notice of cancellation is needed to reschedule your appointment. Should you miss to give your noticed you will be charged a late fee of $50.00. Address your cancellation and/or rescheduling needs by texting and/or calling Lizbeth directly and/or send a email. Please feel free to re-schedule your appointment should you not be feeling well.

Code of Conduct:​

  • Respectful communication, appropriate behavior during sessions, and the importance of creating a safe and inclusive space is a priori. Let us work together to support your Yoga Therapy Session and create a container for awareness and insight. Please refrain from using your cell-phones during class and please try to remain in the session the entire time.  

Professional Boundaries:​

  • Emphasizing that the therapeutic relationship is for the purpose of yoga therapy and not a substitute for other professional relationships. 

Duration and Termination:​

  • The duration of the agreement is for two (2) hours and thirty (30) minutes disperse in the course of two weeks. In-person session is 1.30-hour in length. An additional hour is utilized for the follow-up virtual session. Should code of conduct and professional boundaries be crossed, at any moment either party can terminate the therapeutic relationship.

Client Rights:​

  • The client has the right to ask questions at any time during sessions, receive information about the therapy process, and provide feedback.

It's important to note that yoga therapy is often used as a complementary approach and should not replace conventional medical or psychological treatment when needed. Always consult with healthcare professionals for comprehensive care.

It's essential for both the yoga therapist and the client to thoroughly review and understand the terms and conditions before entering into a therapeutic relationship. This helps establish clear expectations and contributes to a positive and effective yoga therapy experience. If there are any concerns or questions, they should be addressed and clarified before initiating the sessions.

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