How does Yoga Therapy Differ from a Yoga Class?
- A group Yoga class is more general and not specific to you or your needs
- A Yoga teacher certification is much different than a Yoga Therapist, you can become a certified Yoga teacher by taking a 200 hour training. Some Yoga teachers are not even certified.
- A Yoga Therapy certification is accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) that has strict guidelines; you must be a certified Yoga Teacher certified for minimum 200 hour training, that has completed a 800-1000 hour training by a certified IAYT Therapy school, and keep up with your required continuing education and adhere to their code of ethics which has detailed enforcement provisions to promote responsible practice.
- Yoga Therapy is one-on-one and tailored to the needs of the client. You are given a detailed practice that is easy to follow and can be done at home. Changes are made as needed based on the progression of the client and as other things obstacles come up that need addressing.
Who is Krishnamacharya?
Many people have never heard of Krishnamacharya as he stayed in India to teach but you may recognize some of his students who brought his teachings to the United States: Indra Devi, K Pattabhi Jois, BKS Iyengar, & AG Mohan
Also some of the students of his son – TKV Desikachar – also brought his teachings to the United States are Richard Miller, Larry Payne, Gary Kraftsow, Sonia Nelson, Kate Holcombe, & Chase Bossart
You can find out more about him here: