Rehabilitative Yoga Facilitation
Rehabilitative Yoga Facilitation With Kim Shade
Rehabilitative Yoga facilitation is a tailored program of yoga postures which can be restorative or movement-based aiming to bring balance to the central nervous system within the body.
- All sessions involve a 1 on 1 – 60 min consultation – for $90.
- When you first book a consultation, you will be asked to complete a client intake form
- Establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship is important therefore, we will discuss current challenges and goals for your treatment plan.
- You will receive a yoga routine developed by Kim who will demonstrate and practice with you, different techniques – including postures for you to work on and identify the yoga practices which you are most comfortable with.
- All equipment is provided for clinic-based sessions– bolsters, mats, somatic balls, cushions and blankets in a peaceful, private, relaxing environment embedded in nature.
- Kim will instruct you through practicing and embodying the routine.
- The routine within a treatment plan will be emailed to you.
- At home you will practice the routine at least twice a week and ideally attend 1 on 1 sessions each 1-2 weeks.
- Some clients may wish to attend 1 on 1 sessions more often.
- The routine is reviewed and developed with each visit as you grow and learn to embed yoga in everyday life.
- The routine could include: yoga postures, pranayama – breath work, Kriya’s – cleansing practices, mindfulness and relaxation, chakra balancing mantra, asana, yin or mudra.
The Yoga Journey? A Deeper Look Into Kim’s Journey
The benefits of yoga are well documented in improving conditions such as: stress, insomnia, arthritis, osteoporosis and back pain.
Yoga improves body/mind centring, unblocks fascia and improves the flow of energy through the meridians.
Therapeutic individualised yoga is of benefit to people who are recovering from injury, or are experiencing stress related symptoms or who would like to have a deeper understanding of how to maintain their range of movement for better health and wellbeing.
“In my own experience I have more range of movement, more strength and flexibility better control of my thoughts, emotions and actions then I did ten years ago. The older I get the younger I look and feel.” Kim Shade
Rehabilitative Yoga facilitation empowers individuals to progress toward increasing or improving health and wellbeing through practicing yoga.
Yoga originated in India and is a scientific system of self-investigation, self-transformation, and self-realisation now practised globally. The teachings of yoga are rooted in the Vedas and grounded in classical texts and a rich oral tradition. This tradition recognises that the human being’s essential nature is an unchanging awareness that exists in relationship to and identification with the changing phenomena of the empirical world.
The yoga tradition views humans as multi-dimensional – breath; mind; intellect; and emotions and their mutual interaction. Fundamental to yoga is the premise that intelligent practice can positively influence the direction of change within those human dimensions, which are distinct from an individual’s unchanging nature or spirit.
The practices of yoga traditionally include but are not limited to, asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, chanting, mudra, ritual, and a disciplined lifestyle. Yoga therapy is intended to increase self-awareness and engage the client/student’s energy in the direction of desired goals.
The goals of rehabilitative yoga facilitation include eliminating, reducing, or managing symptoms that cause suffering; improving function; helping to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of underlying causes of illness; and moving toward improved health and wellbeing.
Rehabilitative Yoga facilitation also helps clients/students shift their relationship to and their identification with their condition.
The practice of rehabilitative yoga facilitation requires specialised training and skill development to support the relationship between the client/student and therapist and to effect positive change for the individual.
As part of a living tradition, rehabilitative yoga facilitation continues to evolve and adapt to the cultural context in which it is practiced, and today, it is also informed by contemporary health sciences. Its efficacy is supported by an increasing body of research evidence, which contributes to the growing understanding and acceptance of its value as a therapeutic discipline.
Putting it all together for your therapy and rehabilitation
Rather than just focusing on yoga methods and practices, as a yoga therapist Kim focuses on your needs as a client.
To understand why clients/students have come to see her and determine what she can do to support them, she is trained to assess clients through listening, questioning, observing.
She will look for ways to help you reduce or manage your symptoms, improve your function, and help with your perspectives in relation to your health conditions.
After assessment, Kim will establish appropriate goals, develop a practice intervention, and then teach you how to practice that intervention.
In this sense, Kim chooses yoga techniques in relation to how they will specifically benefit you as an individual and a client.
Ready to step into a new experience of life? Call Kim today.
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Rehabilitative Yoga facilitation is complemented by Ayurveda which is a system of traditional medicine native to India, yoga, massage, acupuncture and herbal medicine, to encourage health and well-being.