Yoga Therapy – Thursdays 4.00 – 5.45pm
Our Yoga Therapy classes are designed to assist students on their yoga path. Whether you’re new to yoga, returning after a break, or seeking guidance for how to take the correct approach to yoga, Yoga Therapy can help.
Through one on one consultation with both Stephanie Quirk and the Principal Teacher at the Centre, Simon Joannou, students receive a personalised approach to sequencing and practice in Yoga Therapy, implemented with the assistance of qualified Iyengar Yoga teachers.
Yoga Therapy classes will be facilitated with world renowned teacher Stephanie Quirk. Have a read here for more information on this special teacher – this is not to be missed!
What Is Yoga Therapy?
The practice of Yoga Therapy is highly effective in bringing a balance to the systems of the body. Yoga Therapy is not a treatment as such, nor is it aligned with any medical system or practice. Rather, Yoga Therapy allows people to access the healing benefits of yoga through the use of props, support and specialised sequencing.
How does Yoga Therapy work?
Yoga Therapy empowers and supports individuals to manage their health issues and develop their own yoga practice. Students are guided and taught in a way that enables them to understand and gradually guide their own practice. During Yoga Therapy sessions, teachers and trainee teachers work closely with individual students to design and administer a program specifically addressing their concerns. The specialist class setting allows extensive use of props and detailed sequencing, ensuring that students gain the most benefits from yoga in spite of injury or illness.
Who Can Attend Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy can also be of benefit to new or existing students who have ongoing health issues or problems with various parts of the body. It is also suitable for people with no yoga experience but looking for an alternative approach to an existing condition or injury. Some common ailments which bring people to Yoga Therapy include:
*Arthritis *Asthma*Anxiety *Back pain *Blood disorders *Cancer *Cardiovascular disease
*Circulatory disorders *Diabetes *Depression *Fatigue *Heart abnormalities *Immune disorders *Migraines *Muscle pain *Obesity *Skeletal-muscular disorders*Thyroid disorders
About the Yoga Therapy Teachers:
Stephanie Quirk is a world renowned Yoga Therapeutics teacher who worked closely with B.K.S. Iyengar for over 25 years. Stephanie will teach at the Yoga Therapy Class on select dates in 2019. Bookings are essential. Click here for more information.
Simon Joannou is an experienced senior Iyengar teacher with specialised skills and knowledge in Yoga Therapy. Simon has worked closely with the Iyengars in their medical classes at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India. He has also trained with leading Iyengar yoga therapists Stephanie Quirk and Pixie Lillas.
Christine D’Aran is a Junior Intermediate level 3 Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practising over 20 years and teaching for 16 years and is currently undertaking a mentorship study with Stephanie.
Hasu Opa Clark is a Junior Intermediate Level 1 certified Iyengar Teacher, founding teacher of the centre and a full time yoga teacher. Hasu regularly studies with the Iyengar family in Pune and is currently undertaking a mentorship study with Stephanie.
Robyn Lowe is a Certified Introductory Level 2 Iyengar Teacher and currently undertaking a mentorship study with Stephanie.
Ange Bateman has been practising Iyengar yoga for over 10 years and is an Introductory Level certified Iyengar teacher. She continues to study under Senior Teacher Caroline Coggins. Ange also is a Registered Occupational Therapist and works in the area of health and safety.
Gilly Dempsey is an Introductory Level 2 certified Iyengar Teacher. She has been teaching for 10 years and is currently undertaking a mentorship with Stephanie.
Lorenzo Sacchini is an Introductory 2 level certified Iyengar teacher and is currently undertaking a mentorship with Stephanie.
We also have certified teachers from other Iyengar schools who assist in Therapy.
Dates for Yoga Therapy
Yoga Therapy classes run throughout the year, breaking for school holidays only. The class is held every Thursday during the school term 4.00pm – 5.45pm. For the initial class, new students must arrive by no later than 4:00pm for a consultation and setting up the initial sequence.
Dates for 2020:
Term One: 6th February – 9th April.
Term Two: 30th April – 2nd July
Term Three: 23rd July – 24th September
Term Four: 15th October – 3rd Dec (Shorter 8 week term)
Cost and Bookings
Due to limited space at the Therapy Class bookings are essential and can be made by calling or emailing The Centre.
Book the entire 10 week term for $350.00 or purchase a Casual session for $45.00.
New students can book a 10 week term for $350.00 or book & attend initial consultation and 2 classes; for $135.00. The final term is a shorter 8 week term. You can book this full term for $280.
An initial casual class for New Students is $55.00.
Current students of the centre who wish to attend a single therapy session to look at a specific issue & learn how to work with it in a class (e.g. A knee injury) are able to purchase a single casual session for $45.00
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