WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY
Yoga Therapy is a self-empowering process, facilitated by the yoga therapist using various yoga tools that alleviate suffering in a non-invasive and complimentary manner.
Many injuries are rooted in vigorous movement coupled with physical tension or infrequent exercise broken by long periods of being sedentary. The yoga approach works on many platforms both mentally and physically to ensure recovery is long lasting. It can deal with various conditions from neck and back pain to stress related issues or an athlete looking to safeguard against injury or prepare for competition. These sessions are also perfect for the yoga student who wishes to develop a personal practise best suited to their needs.
Siobhan has a history of competing in various sports as well as training in yoga therapy modules, this coupled with 17years of teaching experience and a highly intuitive led approach leads to good results every time. Siobhan regularly gives private sessions for pregnancy, children, stress related issues, injuries and regular students looking to deepen their practise. Classes take between 45mins to 1hr and often includes a handout for home practise.
“Long term benefits of the class has made me more aware of how shallow breathing has an effect on me and try to practise yogic breaths as a form of relaxation and distressing. Siobhán explains the benefits, and also increases your awareness of exactly what you are doing and why. Siobhán’s knowledge and love of yoga is obvious and comes through in her teaching.”
“First few classes had such a wonderful effect on my back that I wanted more! So I decided to go for private sessions of yoga therapy focusing mainly on my back. In these we focused on poses that would specifically help my back and strengthen my core as well as breathing techniques to help me relax.”
“I really enjoyed the break – the retreat lived up to its name as I was fully restored and renewed for the new year. I really the slower deeper practice and the space to focus fully on my breathing and reconnecting. Learning more about the neti pot and various healthfoods was an added bonus. It definitely gave me the impetus and determination to implement small but powerfull changes in my everyday life.”
Yoga classes inspired by the Sivananda tradition are tailor-made yoga programmes taught by Siobhán Shinnors BSc DipYoga MYTTC MYTI.
The History of Yoga
The oldest archaeological evidence of the existence of yoga is provided by a number of stone seals showing figures in yogic postures, thought to date from around 3000BC. Yoga is first mentioned in the Vedas, which is a vast collection of scriptures written over a long period of time, some of which date to 2500BC.
The Upanishads form the latter half of the Veda scriptures and it is here the foundation of yoga teaching and Vedanta philosophy is outlined.