Yoga Therapy

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As the name suggests, Yoga Therapy is the therapeutic application of yoga, to assist people with a range of physical, emotional and mental health concerns. Yoga Therapy empowers and supports individuals to manage and improve their health and well-being. Using the principles of yoga and applying a range of yoga practices, developed within a professional therapeutic relationship. Applications include helping people with concerns such as sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, addictions, PTSD, chronic fatigue, back pain, scoliosis, asthma, digestive issues, fertility and menstrual issues.

In a series of private consultations, your needs will be discussed and assessed by a qualified Yoga Therapist. From this, a customised yoga practice will be developed and taught; one that is appropriate for your particular needs. Factors for different individual needs that might be considered include general health, specific injuries or conditions, age, strength, flexibility, and life circumstances. Sessions might also include coaching or counselling.

Yoga therapy is also offered in group classes or courses.

Some of the reasons to consider yoga therapy:

  • Specific therapeutic benefits for injury, illness, stress and emotional difficulties
  • Privacy, personal attention and support
  • Development of a personal home practice for your individual needs
  • Convenience of sessions times made by appointment

Where appropriate, sessions may also include several people and be structured as a small therapeutic yoga class.

Who or What is a Yoga Therapist?

A yoga therapist is an experienced yoga teacher with specialised skills and knowledge in the application of yoga in a therapeutic setting.  A yoga therapist draws from the principles of yoga and the full range of yoga practices, bio-medical knowledge and assessment skills to establish a professional relationship with clients in developing a self empowering therapeutic program appropriate to their needs.

More: Australian Association of Yoga Therapists (AAYT)

Consultations with Michael de Manincor – Psychologist and Yoga Therapist

(Director of the Yoga Institute, honorary life member of Yoga Australia, member of International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT), and a registered counselling psychologist).

Yoga practices may be incorporated into a holistic approach to your mind-body health, or body-centered counselling.

Health Insurance Rebates: Cost for yoga lessons may now be claimed with many private health insurance policies. You may also be able to claim for psychological services, if applicable, enquire with your Health Fund.


Initial Consultation – $145

Yoga Therapy Session – $110


3 x Yoga Therapy Sessions (including initial consultation) – $320 (saving of $45)


All sessions are offered at The Yoga Institute (Cammeray). To make an appointment call us on (02) 9929 2774 or send us an email:

Cancellation fee: If you are unable to make your session, please contact us at least 24 hours ahead of your appointment time. 50% of consultation fee applies if you do not inform us within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment. Full consultation fees apply if you do not inform us at all.

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