What is Yoga Therapy?

Concept of yoga as a therapy in modern medicine &

Introduction to research evidence in academic studies

30 janvier, 18h30- 20h30, Etincelle, 2 Rue d’Austerlitz


In the last decades modern civilization has known yoga for its physical and psychological benefits. Regular and healthy practitioners have proven that yoga techniques (postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation) can improve their physical performance and ameliorate their emotional state.

This is how yoga therapy appears as a way to help those who have a medical condition diagnosed by a physician or to help those who simply know they lack of psychological health.

Understanding the real concept of Yoga Therapy is a must for those who are interested in its prescription and application for common ailments in a private therapeutic practice or in an institutional facility where multidisciplinary work is needed to treat individuals.

In these series of conferences (1 per month), I will explore and discuss the concept of yoga therapy, the areas of application and the importance of its development in modern medicine.


Free entrance – limited number of participants.

Subscribe to the event here (temporary registration): monavillacresyoga@gmail.com


General public, psychologists, physicians, yoga teachers and therapists welcome.

French translators are welcome.


*Picture from YogaU_Online

What is Yoga Therapy?

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“Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals
to progress toward improved health and wellbeing
through the application of the teachings and
practices of yoga”.
(Defined Educational Standards by IAYT, US)