This Q & A is to give clients an understanding of the yoga therapy process and answer frequently commonly asked questions about yoga therapy sessions held with Yoga Therapist, Deborah L. Green.
Q. What is Yoga Therapy? A. Yoga therapy is a integrative health practice that ingrates yoga tools of breath (pranayama), physical postures ( asana) and meditation ( dhyana) to improve a client’s quality of life and well being from mental and/or physical health condition ( s).
Q. What is a Yoga Therapist’s Scope of Practice & Role? A. According to International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT), a yoga therapist is a certified professional who does not diagnose a client; instead as a yoga therapist my practice is to be a healing presence to my clients to help them heal with using yoga tools to direct a plan of care that is beneficial to the client’s goals and needs.
Q. What is my process for working with clients? A. I truly engage in the client’s story of why, what, and how they are seeking yoga therapy in their life. A typical session is a dialogue prompted from the intake questionnaire about an health related issue (s) they are seeking to work on followed by me working with the client to complete assessments of breathing, muscle testing and physical postures to properly detail a plan of care that will be instrumental in improving their quality of life and well being. Clients complete a MYMOP questionnaire as well to help with quantitative tracking of client’s improvement of care that is assessed from the initial intake and follow-up sessions to track progress towards goal outcomes.
Q. What are the client’s responsibilities? A. I like to tell my client’s that you are empowered to be responsible for improving your quality of life and well being. With that said it is imperative that clients complete required paper work of the intake questionnaire (consultation form), consent form, disclosure form (as needed) and adhere to payment and cancellation policies. After sessions clients are given at home practices (Plan of Care) to complete and I like to encourage all of my client’s to find value in these home practices to explore the daily practice and transformation of healing it can bring for change. Q. What about referring to another professional? A. I typically will referral a client to another professional if I am not able to help with developing a plan of care for the client or the client has a severe condition that is beyond the scope of my practice and needs to seek a different professional provider.
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