Yoga Therapy

“Contrary to popular belief, yoga practices are not suitable for everyone. In fact, many general yoga poses that are taught in yoga classes and which abound on the internet are actually contraindicated for people suffering from high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, scoliosis, herniated discs, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, asthma, COPD and many other physical health issues. Some yoga practices can also be counterproductive, even dangerous, for anyone suffering from mental illnesses, eating disorders, clinical depression, PTSD and panic disorder”

‘What Is Yoga Therapy’ by The Yoga Therapy Institute

Yoga Therapy is the application of yoga practices specifically tailored to your personal needs to support your own health and wellbeing in a holistic way.  It is an empowering and collaborative process that can be helpful at any age and no previous yoga experience is required.  Yoga Therapy can be offered alongside existing medical treatments and complementary therapies and can help and support a variety of conditions such as: 

  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive disorders such as IBS
  • Hypertension
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Pre & Post Natal support
  • Fertility
  • Menopause support
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Respiratory conditions including Long Covid 
  • Insomnia
  • … and more.

What to Expect:

Before your first session, you will be sent a Health Information Form to be completed and returned at least 48 hours beforehand.   All information provided is treated in strict confidentiality. 

The initial session is 90 minutes long to allow for a detailed discussion of how yoga therapy can help you.   During this meeting we will discuss the information you have provided on your form and what your priorities and goals are.  It may also include some postural, movement and breath observation in order to design the most suitable plan that will support you on your path to wellness.   Each session includes a yoga practice, a period of deep relaxation and may include some breathing techniques, meditation or a mindfulness practice.

Subsequent sessions are 60 minutes. 

After each session you will be provided with a practice plan (recorded or written) to help you practice on your own between sessions to maximise the benefits that yoga therapy has to offer . 

Sessions can be timed to suit your requirements whether that is weekly, fortnightly, monthly or ad hoc.


Initial 90 Minute Session: £70

Follow up 60 Mins: £50

Package of Initial 90 Mins and 4 x 60 Mins: £250

Payment is required 24 hours before the session and 5 block package paid in advance is non-refundable.   Electronic payment info will be provided when booking is made.

24 Hours Cancellation Notice is Required.

Sessions are normally on a 1-1 basis to enable you to receive the most suitable practice for you.  Small group sessions for people with the same condition may also be offered.   Please contact to discuss price for group sessions.


Yoga Therapy Sessions are offered either at Ilkley Yoga Centre, 32A Leeds Road, Ilkley, or online via Zoom. 

Sessions can be arranged at your home if preferred but may incur additional cost to cover travel depending on location.  This will be agreed prior to booking. 


Please note, that no advice on this website is intended as medical advice. You should always seek the professional advice of your doctor or medical advisor with regards to your health and ability before undertaking any new physical activity.