What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is a form of one-to-one spiritual life coaching. Salimah’s style of practice integrates classical yogic techniques for nervous system regulation and trauma-informed goalsetting to reach spiritual connection and well-being.
Yoga Therapy is for you if:
- You want a deep, engaging spiritual perspective on healing your nervous system and developing new thinking patterns
- You are ready to create insight on your life experience
- You want clarity on your life lessons so you can end repeating patterns
- You want affirmation of your natural gifts and talents in professional and personal settings
- You want to know your life purpose so you can make clear decisions moving forward
- You want to leverage your soul to transform stuck moments.
Why Salimah, Why YogaVision
Salimah Kassim-Lakha is the Director of YogaVision. Salimah is a YogaTherapist, lead instructor for YogaVision's Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training program , and an expert in Numerology.
As a Canadian of South Asian descent, she offers an authentic approach to yoga, rooted in spirituality.
Salimah helps spiritual people heal childhood trauma so we can all feel safe and secure in our lives.
The Salimah listens carefully with her heart and will give you great advice, encouragement and the right Kundalini techniques that will help you along the way to unfold your true self. I can highly recommend booking a numerology session with Salimah and finding out yourself what it has to offer. Thank you dearest Salimah for being such an inspiring and supportive mentor.
Salimah has so much knowledge to help heal humanity. I’ve done two numerology readings and she really cuts to the root of your blockages by sharing your story as it relates to numerology. Then she prescribes wonderful Kundalini Yoga exercises to help you set intentions to heal your blockages. It’s a beautiful thing.
All of the work in the numerology session, I felt, was grounded in a deep respect – not just for me as a client, but for all people. For me, going to a numerology session was an opportunity to reconnect and it surprised me how deeply moved I was by it.
I’m a big believer in numerology. After sharing a few details of my life and birth, Salimah started with a calming breathing meditation and then began her reading. I was impressed with her insights into my reality. She provided me with guidance on where I should be focusing my energy in 2021. She’s a very gentle soul and you can feel her intentions to truly help others along their path.
The numerology consultations have helped me, first and foremost, in getting to know me better and to establish a consistent daily Kundalini Yoga practice, which has already changed my life in so many ways. During the consultation, Salimah creates a safe space in which you can be yourself and open up, talking about your personal matters, challenges and dreams.
Salimah made it easy to open-up to discovering and rediscovering elements of myself as I’m moving forward, deepening my connections with self, others, and Source. I felt her authentic interest in me as a person and care for my well-being, along with her intuition and all the wisdom she has accumulated, which she shared freely. Wisdom that she passes on in a way that’s very understandable and relatable.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy is a personalized coaching system that uses Yoga, meditation and breathwork to support mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
How does Yoga Therapy differ from regular Yoga classes?
While regular yoga classes focus on general well-being and are designed for a group, yoga therapy is tailored to your unique needs. It involves one-on-one sessions with a yoga therapist who works with you to personalize your practice to meet your specific needs.
What qualifications does a Yoga Therapist have?
Can Yoga Therapy help with [specific condition, e.g., back pain, stress, anxiety]?
Yoga therapy benefits a wide range of conditions, including back pain,stress, anxiety, and more. By focusing on your specific condition, a yoga therapistcan develop a practice that addresses your needs and promotes healing andwellness.
What can I expect in my first Yoga Therapy session?
In your first session, the therapist works with you to determine your needs and goals. Together you will explore what might be blocking your progress, where new energy is needed and then develop practices that support and nourish these changes.
How long does a Yoga Therapy session last?
Each session typically is 60 minutes, but the duration can be adjusted based on your individual needs and schedule.
Do I need any special equipment for Yoga Therapy?
No special equipment is needed. Ideally you want to be in a private setting with good wifi. Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to feel relaxed and ready to shift perspective.
Is Yoga Therapy safe for beginners or those with limited mobility?
Absolutely! Yoga therapy suits all levels, including beginners and those with limited mobility. Therapists are trained to modify and adapt practices to suit your unique physical abilities and ensure your safety.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions varies depending on your goals and needs. Some people experience benefits in a few sessions, while others may engage in ongoing therapy. The therapist will work with you to determine the best approach.
Is Yoga Therapy covered by insurance?
Coverage for yoga therapy varies by insurance provider and policy. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to see if it's covered under your plan.
How do I book a session, and what are the costs?
Booking a session is easy! You can book through our online bookingsystem. Costs vary depending on session length and package deals.
What conditions can benefit from Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy can benefit a variety of conditions, including generational trauma, PTSD, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. It's also beneficial for improving mood, enthusiasm for the future and releasing the past.
Can Yoga Therapy be combined with other forms of treatment?
Yes, yoga therapy can complement other treatments. It's a holisticapproach that can enhance the effectiveness of other therapies, whetherconventional or alternative. Always inform your therapist of any other ongoingtreatments for coordinated care.
Is Yoga Therapy suitable for pregnant women?
Yoga therapy can be highly beneficial during pregnancy, but the therapist must know about your pregnancy. They can tailor the practice to ensure safety and address specific pregnancy-related needs.
Do I need a referral from my doctor to start Yoga Therapy?
A referral is not typically required to start yoga therapy. However, if you have a specific medical condition, consulting with your healthcare provider and obtaining a referral might be beneficial.
What training and experience do your Yoga Therapists have?
Salimah is a certified professional with 5000 hours of Kundalini YogaTraining. She has multiple certifications in other Yogic traditions includingbreathwork and meditation. She is a certified Trauma counsellor and hasexperience working with a diverse range of clients and conditions.
Can children or teenagers participate in Yoga Therapy?
Yes, yoga therapy benefits all ages, including children and teenagers. The practice will be adapted to be age-appropriate and address specific needs or issues relevant to the younger demographic.
What is the cancellation policy for Yoga Therapy sessions?
We understand that schedules can change. Our cancellation policy allows you to cancel or reschedule a session with 24 hour notice.
Are there group sessions available in Yoga Therapy, or is it only one-on-one?
Our yoga therapy is provided as a one-on-one practice.
How do I prepare for a Yoga Therapy session?
Prepare by wearing comfortable clothing. It’s helpful to come with an open mind and ready to discuss your spiritual, mental and emotional goals.