Welcome to the Minded Clinic a voluntary association, separate from the Minded Institute companies, administered by volunteer Minded Yoga Therapists !
Are you looking for help with problems such as:
- Headaches and migraines
- Stiffness and pain
- Mobility and balance
- Anxiety and depression
- Back problems
- High blood pressure
- Risk of diabetes
- Chronic pain and long-term conditions
One-to-one yoga therapy uses evidence-based practices drawn from yoga, mindfulness, psychotherapy and breath work to bring body, mind and spirit back into balance. While there are Minded-trained therapists throughout the UK and Europe (find a practitioner here), at our new Minded Clinic in the heart of Camden, you can now:
- experience one-to-one yoga therapy sessions
- join the acclaimed Minded Eight-Week Course for Stress, Anxiety and Depression
- sign up for the Yoga4Health ten-week course
- take part in specialist classes, workshops and courses aimed at specific mental and physical health conditions
To book an individual session, email email@example.com, call us on 07865497584 or check our Facebook page for dates of upcoming courses and workshops.
What does a yoga therapy session involve?
Working one-to-one with your therapist, you’ll start by discussing your general health, lifestyle, goals and what you would like to work on. The therapist will then guide you through some gentle movements, breath practices, relaxation techniques and mindful awareness in a sequence tailored to your needs bringing balance to the mind, body and emotions. You will receive suggestions for home practice to build on what you have covered in the session.
What are the benefits of yoga therapy?
There is significant scientific evidence that the elements of yoga therapy can be effective for:
- lowering blood pressure
- reducing anxiety
- relieving depression
- dealing with stress
- improving insomnia
- increasing heart rate variability (an important bio-marker for overall health) and cardiovascular health
- building balance, mobility and strength
- bringing mental clarity and focus
- improving muscular-skeletal mechanics
- supporting emotional regulation
- protecting against age-related cognitive and physical decline
- helping with weight loss
- dealing with chronic pain
- supporting osteoporosis
- relieving menopausal symptoms
- helping with postnatal depression
- improving quality of life and life satisfaction
Further details of the mental and physical health conditions that can be supported by yoga therapy can be found here.
How long is a yoga therapy session?
An initial session may take up to 90 minutes, with follow-up sessions lasting one hour.
How many sessions will I need?
This can vary depending on what you wish to achieve. A single session may be sufficient to learn some basic techniques to apply in daily life, but usually a course of six sessions is required to consolidate progress and start to see positive change. For more chronic physical and mental conditions (such as Parkinson’s, PTSD, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Dementia, or Clinical Depression) yoga therapy may be used indefinitely to support other interventions, with reviews every three to six months.
What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable, non-constrictive clothing that is suitable for moving and lying on the floor (if appropriate). It is customary to have bare feet for most of the session.
Do I need to be flexible, or have yoga experience?
Yoga therapy has benefits for every level of experience and is accessible to all. Practices can be adapted for use in chairs, wheelchairs, and even for the bedridden.
How much does it cost?
Depending on the therapist and length of session, the fees range from £60-£100. Concessions are sometimes available, and we provide low-cost sessions with advanced trainees supervised by fully-qualified Minded therapists.
Where is the Minded Clinic?
The Minded Clinic for Yoga Therapy is at The Minded Institute, 220 Arlington Road, Camden, London, NW1 7HE.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07865497584.