Shaura is a C-IYAT accredited Yoga Therapist; she trained with the Minded Institute from 2011-to 13 and continues to be part of their lecturing and supervision team. Her work as a Yoga Therapist also tends to incorporate facets of practices she has learnt from ancient and modern traditions.
One of the primary aims of therapy with Shaura is to help the other person connect to something greater than themselves, so they can trust in the process of life. Yoga Therapy incorporates many practices that draw us closer to the deeper aspects of ourselves, where our true nature lies.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy differs from a yoga class because it is tailored specifically for the client’s needs and involves a therapeutic alliance. It is unique because it draws from the vast well of Indian spiritual practices, and has also been empirically proven to be effective for many physical, mental, emotional and spiritual maladies.
In Yoga Therapy, the client explores their consciousness through the body, breath and mind (within a particular scope of practice). It is a methodology that supports wholeness in the client by also incorporating the diverse skillsets of each therapist.
It has the benefit of utilising techniques that will shift and bring balance to the physiological systems in a way that talking cannot.
The movement aspect supports overall physical health and wellbeing. There are methods to quieten the mind and develop concentration and one-pointed focus. And importantly, it supports the spiritual aspects of a person in a way that many therapies don’t.
Why would I use it?
Yoga Therapy is helpful for those who wish to learn how to be in a deeper relationship with their bodies and explore methods that will help them regulate their nervous system.
In a sense, it is a great way to prepare for psychotherapy, or it can pick up where psychotherapy leaves off when it can’t do much more. It is wonderful for people who have been on spiritual paths and find that something new is awakening inside of them. It can be a nourishing practice for other therapists who need to be held outside of the supervisory relationship
Shaura also offers Integration Psychotherapy, you can learn more about it here.
Which conditions can Yoga Therapy help?
Shaura has worked with people in recovery from addictions since 2009 and with Yoga Therapy since she was training in 2012. In this setting, most people have at least one other comorbidity, such as ADHD, Autism, anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, Personality Disorders and OCD. Yoga Therapy has been very effective in helping many people to find a sense of calm within the system which supports their recovery journey.
Yoga therapy is also effective for those who have busy lives or suffer from stress, and it is a fantastic way to help the body recover from many kinds of trauma.
Shaura specialises in psychobiological conditions rather than anatomical reparative work.
How does it work?
- Psycho-education around the workings of the physiological systems when we are under stress,
- mind and body practices drawn from different traditions,
- intuitive processes of the consciousness in the relationship.
The techniques begin by drawing the awareness into the body to allow the client to re-connect to their innate wisdom. From there, it is easier to perceive how our physiology works to relax or enliven the body according to the perceived needs of the organism. As we gather regulatory skills we have more choice in how we react to the ever-changing environment, which leads to greater internal resilience. This opens the doorway for our connection to consciousness to deepen and life flows more freely through us.
Location and Fees
Therapeutic sessions with Shaura are currently offered:
Online via Skype or Zoom.
Face to face at The Space Eyam Hall Courtyard, Hope Valley S32 5QW
Fees are £70 per 60 minute session.
What happens in a therapeutic session?
You will meet with Shaura and connect to what is arising within you that wishes to be worked with in that moment. Each process is unique and can be worked through by dialogue, breathing, meditation or movement. This work requires a commitment to the evolution of the Self. Those who will benefit mostly from this work are people who wish to learn how regulate their nervous systems or dive deeper into their consciousness and on the path back to wholeness.