Seva Physiotherapy and Massage offers clients the opportunity to integrate a customized yoga practice that aligns with their treatment goals. Led by a Registered Physiotherapist and Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT® 200), patients’ postural practice is tailored to address their key treatment areas to support recovery from injury, manage pain, and maximize participation in daily activities.
Yoga Rehabilitation is suitable for all abilities, fitness levels and is welcoming to all bodies, genders, and ages. Even if you have never stepped foot on a yoga mat, everyone is encouraged to participate at any stage of their life. Knowing that it can be daunting to take the first step, time and patience will be a priority to those needing it. In alignment with your goals, novice participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of asana (posture), pranayama (breathing technique), and/or meditation. Experienced participants will have an opportunity to build on their existing yoga practice with the option of exploring more complex sequences. All you need is loose clothing that you feel comfortable moving in. While you may borrow a mat in our clinic, you are welcome to bring your own mat.
Learn more about Registered Physiotherapist and yoga Instructor Catalina Dau
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One-on-One Yoga Rehabilitation
Enhance your practice with individualized attention, classes that are tailored to your specific needs and are set at your own pace. To inform your treatment plan, an initial session integrates yoga posture into a comprehensive clinical physiotherapy assessment. Private treatments weave yoga postures with therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, exercise prescription and the use of other physiotherapy modalities. An emphasis is made on mindful movement and breathing practices. Participants have the option of adding group classes to their treatment program once they have gained confidence with a practice that is tailored to their needs.
Group Hatha Classes
Weekly 60-minute classes are available for participants who have an interest in developing their practice in a small group setting. Build functional strength, flexibility and improve your balance through a moderately-paced series of yoga postures. This practice provides participants with the opportunity to refine their alignment with a balance of strengthening and cooling postures that are sustained for several breaths. Sessions are eligible for coverage and can be integrated into your existing physiotherapy treatment plan.
Eligibility: Prior to being placed in one of our group classes, participants require a minimum of one 60-minute private yoga physiotherapy session. Alternatively, participants can attend a minimum of one initial physiotherapy session in addition to one 30-minute subsequent yoga physiotherapy session. Functional mobility, endurance, and readiness to participate in a class setting will all be assessed during initial sessions. It is recommended that participants attend more than one private session prior to commencing group classes to optimize their experience in a group setting, where there is less opportunity for personalized feedback.
We look forward to seeing you on the mat!
Seva Physiotherapy Yoga Studio