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BA(hons) Adult Nursing, MYTA

Yoga Therapy

Anita is an experienced teacher and yoga therapist with a background in health care that includes a BA Hons in Adult Nursing and a diploma in Yoga Therapy from The Yoga Biomedical Trust and Life Centre in London (a two-year course, providing specialist training in yoga as a complementary therapy for medical conditions). Anita has also trained in India with the highly respected yoga therapists and authors A.G and Indrah Mohan. Considered a leader in her field, she teaches Masterclasses in Mindful movement and yoga to teachers of Mindfulness at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

Her classes, workshops and individual sessions are well known for being welcoming, accessible and inclusive. Anita’s warm, intuitive approach encourages a natural and gradual exploration of movement, stillness and breath informed by her knowledge of anatomy and physiology and by universal movement principles that underlie all yoga practice.

YOGA THERAPY

What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is the adaptation of yoga practices to suit each person’s health and circumstances. You don’t have to be fit or flexible to benefit from yoga. Yoga Therapy uses gentle movement, simple physical postures, breathing practices, relaxation techniques and meditation. Your body and breath will set the pace of work so that you will remain comfortable in whatever practice you do. You can begin to practice yoga and benefit right away, even if you have never done yoga before.

How does Yoga Therapy work?
When you start yoga therapy for the first time there is an initial consultation so that an appropriate yoga practice can be developed and shaped to suit you. This may be followed by further one to one sessions or in small groups with individual attention. Between sessions, there is some home practice to do.

Yoga therapy is a holistic treatment that can benefit anyone. Conditions that may respond favourably to treatment include:
aches and pains
arthritis
asthma
cancer
back pain
breathing disorders
depression
exhaustion
fertility
headaches
high blood pressure and heart conditions
HIV and AIDS
IBS
ME
menstrual pain
migraines
stress, anxiety, insomnia
TMJ/jaw disorders
transition or change
women’s health issues

You don’t have to be ill or have any particular symptoms to benefit from yoga therapy. Through individualised yoga sessions you can care for your own health.

Benefits of Yoga
- Relaxing tense muscles
- Gentle mobilization of joints to promote repair and maintenance
- Strengthening postural muscles to protect the spine
- Strengthening core stability muscles Relaxing and focusing the mind
- Promotion of healing and well-being
- Increased energy and vitality
- Improved sleep

YOGA CLASSES
Ease your way into the weekend with Mindful Movement and Restorative Yoga

Gentle restorative yoga invites calm and rest at a deep level of our being. These Friday evening sessions provide a warm, safe and welcoming space for anyone wishing to relax more deeply and learn skills that invite a good nights sleep. The practice is open to all and can be particularly helpful if you are feeling fatigue, recovering from surgery or illness or are looking for support through ill health and may not feel able to access other types of yoga. Equally you may feel in good health and simply want a softer practice to help unwind, slow down and sleep well.

Fridays 6:15-7:45pm
Next class dates:
Friday 24th April Friday 22nd May Friday 10th July Please see our Yoga Classes page for more information.

Classes are limited to a maximum of 6 people. Pre-booking is required.

Anita offers individual treatments on Wednesdays 12-3pm and Fridays from 2:30 - 5:30pm

Anita also teaches yoga classes at:
St. Albans Hall, Charles Street
Tuesday 6:00-7.15pm
Tuesday 7.30-9:00pm

Anita Lewis offers Craniosacral Therapy - Yoga Therapy - Yoga Classes - yoga and mindful movement - Yoga one-to-one - and is a self-employed practitioner based at Eau de Vie Oxford

Please make sure that you are able to pay with either cash or cheque, your payment goes directly to the therapist that treats you, Eau de Vie cannot take a card payment for your treatment

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