Yoga Talk Podcast 59: Talking Yoga Therapy

with Yoga International

Kat and Kyle talk with special guest Beth Spindler about yoga therapy: they discuss what it is, what it's not, and learn the answers to common questions. Beth is the author of Yoga Therapy for Fear: Treating Anxiety, Depression and Rage with the Vagus Nerve and Other Techniques and a frequent contributor to Yoga International.

Talking Points Include: 

  • How yoga therapy differs from physical therapy and other disciplines such as occupational therapy and massage therapy. 
  • The process of becoming a yoga therapist.
  • What a yoga therapist's scope of practice is.
  • Why yoga therapy emphasizes lifestyle choices (or “moving in wisdom”). 
  • What to expect from a yoga therapy session. 
  • How alignment is addressed in yoga therapy (and what Beth means when she says, “We're not working with poses, we're working with people”).
  • Employment opportunities for yoga therapists and the importance of developing a specialization.
  • How do you know if you've found a yoga therapist who knows their stuff?
  • What Beth's book is about and who it's for.
  • ...and more.

To explore Beth's work further, visit her website and read her new book!

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Original score for this podcast is by Austin Joy.

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