Meet our two C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapists :
Theresa Goodman and Kelly Colln
Yoga Therapy is meant to be the bridge from chronic conditions to yoga classes.
How does Yoga Therapy differ from “regular Yoga”?
- Yoga therapy is personalized to your unique needs, regular yoga is not.
- Yoga Therapy works in conjunction with your wellness team, regular yoga does not.
- Yoga Therapy is a customized plan with periodic reassessments, regular yoga is not.
Do any of the following conditions sound familiar?
- If you answered yes to even one of the conditions above, you could benefit from yoga therapy.
- KC Yoga Center's Therapy program utilizes our interdisciplinary wellness team to customize YOUR Yoga therapy plan.
- Private and confidential, it’s a special time devoted solely to your personal growth.
- Depending upon your initial Assessment you will have a customized plan incorporating the following practices.
KC Yoga Therapy FAQs
Excerpted from International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT) website.
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- Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well- being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga.
- The yoga tradition views each human being as a multidimensional system that includes numerous aspects-including body, breath, and mind (intellect and emotions)-and their mutual interaction.
- Yoga therapy is founded on the basic principle that intelligent practice can positively influence the direction of change within these human dimensions, which are distinct from an individual's unchanging nature or spirit.
The goals of yoga therapy include eliminating, reducing, and/or managing symptoms that cause suffering; improving function; helping to prevent the occurrence or re-occurrence of underlying causes of illness; and moving toward improved health and well-being.
- Yoga therapists draw from the principles of yoga and the full range of yogic practices and assessment skills, as well as familiarity with biomedical and psychological foundational knowledge.
- Yoga therapists work with the client to develop and implement a self-empowering therapeutic plan appropriate to the client's needs and oriented around prevention and health promotion.
- IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) has undertaken specialized training beyond that of a yoga teacher, in accordance with theI AYT's Educational Standards for the Training of Yoga Therapists
- Has met IAYT’s requirements for grandparenting professionals.
- IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapists adhere to the professional ethics, guidelines, and codes relating to the practice of yoga therapy as defined by the IAYT and commit to not making false or inaccurate claims about yoga's therapeutic and healing capacities.
- Anyone can say they are a yoga therapist.
- It is not regulated by a State Licensure Board.
- IAYT has been working tirelessly since 2002 to create standards of practice and and certification so that people will know their yoga therapist is properly and adequately trained to serve them.
- There are two IAYT certified Yoga Therapists in Kansas City.
- The owner of KC Yoga Center, Kelly Colln, is one of them.
- Individualized one-on-one yoga therapy sessions. (If the client is a child/minor, the state or other local jurisdiction laws governing the safety of children/minors are to be adhered to.)
- Group Yoga Therapy:
- Group Yoga Therapy is a session(s) in which a yoga therapist works with a small group of clients who have a similar condition or symptom(s), or with clients who have a variety of health or health-related conditions.
- A hallmark that differentiates group yoga therapy from group yoga teaching is the presence of an individual intake and assessment for each client in the group prior to commencing the class, personalization of the practice(s) based on the individual assessment, and reassessment at regular intervals throughout a series of classes.