What is 'Yoga Therapy'?   Learn about the individualized and therapeutic application of traditional yogic practices.

What is 'Yoga Therapy'?

Learn about the individualized and therapeutic application of traditional yogic practices.

BIO + C.V.   Meg Walsh, BFA, certified yoga therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner and Mindfulness teacher in Toronto, currently training to be a Registered Psychotherapist.

BIO + C.V.

Meg Walsh, BFA, certified yoga therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner and Mindfulness teacher in Toronto, currently training to be a Registered Psychotherapist.

What people are saying …   Testimonials from students and clients sharing their experiences working one-on-one.

What people are saying …

Testimonials from students and clients sharing their experiences working one-on-one.

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy's approach adapts the various means and methods of Yoga practice to the unique condition, needs and interests of each individual giving each practitioner the tools to individualize and actualize the process of self discovery and personal transformation.


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Guiding Principles OF THERAPEUTIC YOGA

Customized for you. The impact of your injury, illness, tightness, pain, strain, condition, stress, or concern is unique to you. My approach is to understand your background, assess your movement and design a yoga practice specific to helping you meet your goals and intentions. 

Your body can change. It doesn’t matter how big, small, old or young you are. With the appropriate combination of exercises, movements and breathing techniques, every body can experience an improvement in function and a reduction or elimination of pain/tension and stress.

Don’t force. The less you force the faster you will get well. Those who “let go” of forcing are the ones who not only get out of pain the fastest - their strength and stability also improve the quickest.

Therapeutic Yoga is taught 1-on-1 in order to select tools from the practice of yoga under the Krishnamacharya tradition to provide the means to bring out the best in each practitioner. To do this, I require an understanding of a person's present condition, personal potential, appropriate goals and the means available.  Just as every person is different, these aspects will vary with each individual... 

Why 1-on-1? Meeting for a private consultation allows us me to gain a deeper understanding of who each client is an individual, to step back and see the whole person which includes a unique physiology, skeletal-muscular structure, mental thought patterns, energy level, history, experience with any trauma or addiction, dynamics of relationships and communication. In turn, I'm able to better adapt the various tools of yoga to suit your specific needs, capabilities, goals, and life circumstances.. (learn more).

WEEKLY GROUP CLASSES @MODO YOGA BLOOR WEST

  • Wednesadays @ 5PM ~ Mindful Pilates (warm)
  • Thursdays, 9:30 AM ~ Yin Yoga (warm)
I am grateful for the adaptability of the Yoga Therapy sessions and practice. ‘Pushing through’ does not seem to be the top priority, and that has helped me to relax and follow a more internal responsiveness. There are still, of course, changes that I’d like to make; but the gentle, patient, understanding approach I’ve been invited to embrace makes the process itself less self-combative. I must say that Meg’s embodiment of that approach is at least as significant as her wording of it. Having a living example of what it might look like and how one might go about it surely sinks in more deeply than words.
— Thomas, Yoga Therapy client

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Video

In this short video I guide IHI colleagues through Nadi Shodhana Pranayama.

Nadi Shodhana, or Alternate Nostril breathing is a beautiful breathing technique that helps keep the mind calm, happy and peaceful as it helps clear our blocked energy channels in the body and helps release accumulated tension and fatigue (common obstacles to relaxation).

 

My colleague at Integrative Health Institute Dr. Fabrizi and I hike through Evergreen Brickworks in search of the perfect spot to shoot for his next ‪#‎movility‬ episode.

We discuss balance, movement and the role of the breath.