Yoga Therapy


Yoga Therapy

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 educates, empowers and supports individuals to manage and improve their health and well-being. Yoga Therapy utilises 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, chronic pain, back pain,scoliosis, fibromyalgia, asthma, digestive issues, fertility and menstrual issues.

Yoga TherapyIn a series of private consultations, your Yoga Therapist will get to understand your experience and needs. In these sessions it includes some talking, but also movement and appropriate yoga based practices.

From this, a customised yoga practice may be developed and taught; one that is appropriate for your particular needs. A number of factors for different individual needs are considered when developing the practice to include general health, specific injuries or conditions, age, strength, flexibility, and life circumstances. The 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
  • It is time to feel a different way – wondering what is the next step ?
  • 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: Definition of Yoga Therapy (Yoga Australia) 

Consultations with

Lisa Grauaug

Yoga Therapist & Counselling Psychologist

(Registered Yoga Therapist with Yoga Australia (YA) & International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT), Registered Psychologist (AHPRA))

Lisa is highly skilled and is passionate about supporting people to make the changes required for a better and more fulfilling life. She has diverse experience in working with a range of people and a wide-range of health challenges. She has many years experience tailoring Yoga practices to enable each person to restore function for improved daily life, to improve health and support well-being.

Areas of interest include but not limited to – chronic health challenges, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, back-care, stress-management, trauma, emotional balance, auto-immune conditions, reproductive health challenges, pregnancy support, post-birth.

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

“Yoga is an empowering practice open to everyone.  It offers an array of benefits to support better health and enables you to live to your full potential ” As a Yoga Therapist- Lisa will provide Yoga based practices that meet each individual to best support your health and wellbeing.”

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Michael de Manincor – Psychologist and Yoga Therapist

Michael de Manincor(Founding Director of Cammeray Yoga and The Yoga Institute, Registered Yoga Therapist with Yoga Australia (YA) and 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.

Cancellation fee: If you are unable to make your private lesson, please contact your teacher within 24 hours. 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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