Yogic Counseling

Yogic counseling draws on ancient Yoga Philosophy to help ease suffering and to help an individual attain self-realisation.

Yogic counseling is based on the philosophy of the 196 Yoga Sutras documented by the Indian sage Patanjali over 1,700 years ago.

Many people carry much emotional burden that the stresses of life can present. Through the Sutras we are taught an alternative way in which to view the challenges of life and to help ease emotional pain.

Emotions and past experiences will filter the way in which we view life. Left unchecked we make decisions on how to move through life based on these filtered views. Studying and understanding the Sutras helps us to identify the workings of the mind and how it can lead to suffering and poor choices. We begin to 'clear the lens' of the mind.

This form of counseling does not involve yoga asana (poses). Instead it encourages deeper self-inquiry and reflection on ones behaviours, choices, actions and source of emotions.

The Yoga Sutra's are not Hindu nor do they focus on any particular religion. It does however provide an opportunity for the individual to come into closer spiritual alignment with their own belief system or bring about greater awareness of their connection to the Universe as a whole.

The Yoga Sutras teach us how to care for ourselves and for each other. It teaches us how to be aware of ourselves and our actions. It teaches us that nothing is permanent and how to feel safe, grounded and secure as we navigate life's challenges.

We become more conscious of our actions and daily activities. With this greater awareness we are in a position to create change where change is needed.

Yogic counselling is beneficial for healing grief and trauma, breaking limiting thought patterns and behaviours, creating lifestyle changes, creating greater awareness, self-realization and acceptance.