Yoga Therapy in WBYS in North Wales

What is Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy assists in decreasing the effects of disease and discomfort through accessible movement, breath work and relaxation techniques. It empowers people to manage their own sense of health and wellbeing by giving people the tools to be able to use whenever they need it. Yoga therapy works at every level of our being – physically, emotionally and psychologically.

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What Are The Benefits of Yoga Therapy?

More people are demanding an holistic whole body approach to medicine and healthcare.

The physical benefits of yoga therapy include: a decrease in pain, increased musculoskeletal strength and flexibility, decreased blood pressure, lowers the heart rate, increases immunity, relaxes the nervous system, improves sleep and more.

Psychologically and emotionally, yoga therapy reduces anxiety, depression, increases mind-body connections, promotes healthy coping strategies, increases self compassion and self-acceptance.

What kind of conditions can Yoga Therapy help to support and manage?

Research suggests that Yoga therapy can act as a support to help manage conditions including, and not limited to:

critical illness – cancer, lung, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome

chronic pain – back, shoulder, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis

mental health challenges – depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction

neurological conditions – stroke, MS, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

healthy ageing – osteoporosis, fall prevention

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    What does a private Yoga Therapy session look like?

    People learn to relieve and reverse various health challenges using breath work, gentle adaptive movement and relaxation techniques. Depending on the condition, Claire may ask for a note from your healthcare provider.

    Each session is 60 minutes. Claire carries out a clinical intake with an evaluation assessment first, followed by individually designed sessions to meet your needs.

    Our work together is a partnership with regular pre and post treatment reviews to find the best techniques that work for you.

    All supportive props will be provided by the studio – blanket, bolster, blocks, strap, chair.
    Please feel free to bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Comfortable clothing must
    be worn.

    Who will be my Yoga Therapist at WBYS?

    Meet Claire Whittleston, Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP, BA (Hons)
    Claire is a certified clinical yoga therapist registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and a certified 500 hour Yoga Alliance teacher, working to bridge yoga and healthcare. Claire trained within a hospital setting in Michigan USA, undertaking extensive mentored training of clinical applications of yoga therapy. She offers private clinical yoga therapy sessions, specializing in oncology and respiratory lung disease.

    Claire Whittleson - Accessible Yoga in North Wales

    Services are available by appointment only.

    To make an appointment please call 215-661-0510

    or email