Yoga

Therapy

Although all yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, Yoga Therapy is the specific application of yogic tools (poses, breathwork, meditation, self-reflection, and more) to address your physical, mental, and emotional needs.

Hello! I’m Beth Knudson, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500.

 

I’m a weight-neutral yoga therapist empowering you to understand and appreciate your body. I’ll support you in finding your body’s natural shape and way of moving and in uncovering and asserting your True Self.

 

I serve adolescents and adults with eating disorders, anyone healing from diet culture, and women moving into midlife struggling to accept their changing bodies.

 

My teachings are influenced and informed by yoga philosophy, anatomy, and biology, and my approach is body-positive and weight-neutral. My own eating disorder recovery has taught me that when you understand, appreciate, and TRUST your body’s wisdom, everything changes.

 

My practice is weight-neutral and shame-free. This means I am neutral about what you eat and will never pathologize your body.


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FAQ

What is Yoga Therapy?

Although all yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, Yoga Therapy is the specific application of yogic tools (poses, breathwork, meditation, self-reflection, and more) to address your physical, mental, and emotional needs.

 

Most people think of yoga only as its physical practices, but yoga is about more than stretching or movement. Yoga Therapy can help people who can’t move at all, as well as those who are very active!

 

How is Yoga Therapy different from a yoga class?

A public yoga class can ease aches and pains and can lift your mood, but a yoga therapy session goes much further. It’s completely tailored to your particular needs. Yoga therapy can complement any other healthcare you’re receiving.

How is a Yoga Therapist different from a yoga teacher?

As an IAYT-certified Yoga Therapist, I have in-depth training to help me assess clients, keep them safe, and to interact with other healthcare professionals effectively. Yoga Therapists are required to receive extensive additional training in anatomy, psychology, yoga philosophy, and other therapeutic skills and tools, beyond what yoga teachers are required to receive.

Why does it work?

Yoga has been practiced in some form for millennia, but we’re just beginning to understand its power from a Western scientific perspective.

A tool applied in one area, like a breathing practice, can have a profound impact on a completely different area of the body or the mind! Researchers think this works partly because of yoga’s ability to regulate the nervous system and possibly affect the way the brain processes information.

 

Another reason yoga therapy works so well is that it’s not a treatment “done to” a person; yoga therapists empower clients to tap into their own innate healing capabilities.

What if I’ve never done yoga before?

That’s OK. The practice of yoga meets you where you are today, so no previous experience is required. Yoga Therapy can help people who can’t move at all, as well as those who are very active!