Pillars of Wellness

Yoga Therapy in Burlington – Aldershot

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy at our Burlington-based clinic can help you manage an illness, heal from an injury, and relax the body in a gentle, personalized, and non-invasive way. It is a self-empowering process that evolves as you work through it. Yoga therapy can be done preventatively or curatively, depending on the nature of your condition.

Sessions can be done in combination with a physiotherapist and/or chiropractor. Each session is unique, built to help address your specific needs and health concerns.

For those living with health issues and discomfort, yoga therapy can be a great first step into a regular yoga practice. It provides a safe and intelligent movement program that complements other rehabilitative therapies. Start yoga therapy, and connect with your body, breath, mind, wisdom and joy on your way to recovery.

What Goals Can Yoga Therapy Help Achieve?

  • Reduction or elimination of pain
  • Release of bodily tension
  • Improved body function through the relaxation

What to Expect on Your First Visit?

Your first visit for yoga therapy at our Burlington-based clinic will begin with the completion of an intake form. You’ll be able to discuss any physical or emotional challenges you want to work on. It’s important to use this opportunity to disclose any past injuries or surgeries, any medications you’re currently taking, and your current level of physical activity.

Your therapist will conduct the session based on your specific needs. Communication is an important part of the first session, so do not hesitate to speak up about any concerns.

The goal of the first session is to identify your comfort level, your mobility, areas of strength, and weaknesses. Your yoga therapist will make any adjustments to your movements and will assist you all along.

We don’t believe in “cookie-cutter” approaches. Each client at Pillars of Wellness is unique, and that’s why we aim to take the time and effort to get to know you and what you’re going through — helping you feel better while experiencing the most effective treatment possible.

What Conditions Can Yoga Therapy Help Treat?

  • Back, Hip, Knee and Sciatic pain
  • Neck, shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain
  • Muscle tension and stiffness
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Hernia disc
  • Age related discomfort
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Motor vehicle accident rehabilitation
  • Disability
  • Sleep disturbances

Yoga Therapy is often the most suitable way to begin a yoga practice for those who are living with health issues and discomfort and provides a safe and intelligent movement program which complement other rehabilitative therapies. You will connect with your body, breath, mind, wisdom and joy to facilitate recovery.

If you wish to receive more information and/or make an appointment, please contact us. We are conveniently located in Burlington, Aldershot.

Before Your Visit: Frequently Asked Questions

1

What is the difference between yoga and yoga therapy?

Yoga therapy is usually conducted on a one-on-one basis. It uses a therapy program to help reduce pain and assist in improving mobility, strength and/or breathing, which can lead to reduced stress, anxiety and depression.
2

Is yoga therapy safe?

Yes, as long as you fully disclose any health conditions and physical challenges. It is also very important that your sessions are conducted by a certified Yoga Therapist.
3

Do I need a referral from my family doctor?

No, you don’t need a referral to practice yoga therapy.
4

Is yoga therapy covered by my health insurance?

The majority of health insurance does not cover for this kind of service, unless you are under the direct supervision of a Physiotherapist or other regulated health professional such as an occupational therapist.
5

How many sessions do I need to start feeling better?

Unfortunately, there is no way to determine how many sessions you need. It depends on a few factors such as needs, frequency, pre-existing conditions, current lifestyle, and personal choices.

Yoga Therapy Prices

1 session (60 min) = $90

5 sessions package (60 min each) = $80/session

10 sessions package (60 min each) = $70/session