Location: The Fishponds Practice
Appointment length: 1 hour
Cost: £40 per hour
Bookings: To book a trial session (1 hour) please contact reception
Tel: 0117 949 1290
Equipment: All equipment provided but you are welcome to bring your own mat if you like
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga has been used as a therapy in India for thousands of years to enhance health and wellbeing. It is complementary to Western Medicine and can be applied in conjunction with traditional treatments.
What Practices Does Yoga Use?
Depending on the client’s condition(s) a combination of the following treatments and techniques will be recommended.
Yoga postures work the physical structure of the body, increasing strength, flexibility and mobility. They may also rejuvenate and rebalance the internal systems of the body helping you return to full health.
Yogic breathing techniques have many therapeutic benefits. The exercises may improve overall health and strengthen the respiratory system, calm the nervous system and relieve stress. The increased oxygen flow generates a feeling of overall wellbeing.
When our bodies relax they recharge on a mental and physical level. Relaxation creates a feeling of wellbeing and helps us cope better with situations that put our body and mind under strain. Meditation techniques turn our focus inwards to a quieter space to help you be calm in everyday life.
Yoga Therapy may be used to assist in a wide range of conditions. Claudia will discuss your condition and any medical concerns before you begin yoga, and you may also wish to seek advice from your Osteopath or GP about whether yoga is suitable for you.
Claudia Rigby – Yoga Therapist
Claudia draws inspiration from her yoga studies to create profound and nourishing sessions. She has taught around the world to adults with learning disabilities in Sicily and to vulnerable women in Cambodia.
She is known for her gentle and intuitive approach to teaching. Claudia contributes years of study in classical yoga, Iyengar yoga, yoga nidra, vinyasa flow, hatha yoga, meditation, trauma therapy, shiatsu, thai massage and ayurvedic massage.
She has a natural ability to make people feel welcome and receives students of varying level with warm-heartedness. She offers one-to-one appointments using structural yoga therapy to help students with specific ailments. She is a patient and calm teacher who shares her passion with kindness.
Yoga and Bodywork Training
Yoga 200hr Certificate – Bristol City Yoga
Jivamukhti Yoga Adjustments and Assists – Indaba Yoga, London
Thai Yoga Massage Diploma – Sunshine Network, Chiang Mai, Thailand
The Art and Science of Yoga Sequencing – Bristol School of Yoga
Shiatsu Foundation – Bristol School of Shiatsu
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Level 1 and 2 – Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Institute