Learn the art of Japanese yoga therapy

Traditional yoga with the ancient knowledge of the meridians and five elements theory

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Japanese Yoga is much more than just yoga, it’s a therapeutic system.

 

Also known as yoga therapy or meridian yoga therapy, Japanese Yoga is a very distinctive form of yoga that takes traditional hatha yoga and its’ asanas, and makes it more accessible to all. 

 

Whether you’re a first timer, regular student or the most highly experienced yogi, you will discover new perspectives and understand your body and health differently.

 

This form of yoga is considered medicinal, as it directly impacts the organs, the bones, the circulatory system, lymphatic system, the nervous system, and certain functions of the body in a way that no other practice does.

 

The main objectives in Japanese yoga is to relax the physical body (muscles, tendons, ligaments), strengthen the core, balance the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, work the organ’s energies to fix any imbalances that may be present in the body.

 

              Yoga asanas are not the therapy, but the goal is to be able to do the asanas.

 

 

 

Each move or exercise impacts a specific organ, stretches or contracts a particular meridian, or focuses on a very precise part of the body, with the goal of balancing the body and the mind.

 

When you practice Japanese yoga therapy with me, you will realise that not one class is the same as the other.  This is one of the powers of Yoga therapy: it’s THERAPY!

 

Join Alex to discover yoga therapy and connect to your body like you've never done before

 

Today, Japanese Yoga is making its presence felt, not just in Australia, but across the world.

 

More and more people are realising their need to come back to balance within themselves, their body and mind.  Japanese yoga is about being in tune with nature and oneself.  It works with the rhythms of the seasons, weather, time of day and climate. 

 

Therefore, each class is tailored to consider these factors in conjunction with the level and capacity of the students (for example morning classes are different to evening classes).

 

Many people wonder if this form of yoga is for them, yet everyone can benefit. 

Japanese Yoga can:

  • Help you deal with any ongoing issues such as body pain, sleep issues, anxiety/depression, digestive problems, weight loss etc.

  • Support you to take control of your health when other modalities have failed

  • Improve posture, create flexibility and build your strength from inside out

  • Enhance your existing exercise or yoga program, increase flexibility and muscle tone

  • Evolve yourself in a regimen that will help you strengthen your mind and body

 

Private classes

Having a private 1:1 yoga therapy session is even more powerful than a regular class, as you will get exercises specifically customised for YOU. 

 

By working on an individual level, we are able to achieve greater and faster results specific to your body, energy, goals, weaknesses, strengths or imbalances and healing needs than in a regular class setting.

 

Some areas of focus could include:

  • Work on particular area of the body, organ, physical issue.

  • Physical imbalance to bring the body and therefore the mind into alignment.

  • Decrease anxiety & stress

  • Improve your ability focus & meditate

  • Increase energy flow to certain organs and promote certain body functions

  • Improve blood circulation, lung function, digestion, sleep, elimination & absorption, hormonal balance, sexual functions, and overall energy levels.

  • Balance and regulate your autonomic nervous system.

 

My goal with students is to have them feel good after their yoga practice, but more importantly have them to understand WHY they feel good and keep that knowledge ingrained so they can use it anytime they need it.

 

In other words, I give you the tools to own your wellness - forever!

 

Private sessions:  $119 per hour

Corporate yoga

Are you looking for an activity that could bring your staff members closer together and promote team synergy? Would you like to provide your employees with a weekly practice that can benefit their health (both physical and mental) and ripple around their general energy levels at work and overall productivity?

Yoga therapy is for you!
 

 

Wellness, welll-being,  mental health, physical health and team bonding are some of the many benefits that yoga therapy classes can offer. With this type of yoga, we can target the classes for a specific purpose. E.g. lower back health, gut health, energising yoga, neck and shoulder tension release, mental health, nervous system reset, and more.

Every company has different goals for their employees. Some companies I worked with such as pre-school teachers need to strengthen their bodies in a certain way in order to prevent injuries and minimise potential incidents on the job site. 

I've also worked with professional A-league teams where the focus was more on recovery and injury prevention for athletes who overuse their bodies and are under large amount of stress.

I always customise my classes to the group I'm with, and the more I teach the same group the better I get to know who needs what. Which means I can also give advice to individuals (e.g, fix imbalance, get rid of stiffness/pains, work on old injuries, etc.).

 Most of the teams I've worked with have found an IMMEDIATE noticeable benefit to the class and have loved the classes. A lot of people have started a more regular personal practice outside of my classes because of that. Thus, I have clearly noticed that the ripple effect is phenomenal for the participants and for the companies.

Corporate sessions:  $199 per class

(prices negotiable for regular bookings and according to group size)

Join me online from the comfort of your own home and learn new tools to conquer your health. Each class has a focus and is customized to the students attending.

  

The practice of Japanese yoga therapy changes and I will make sure you can tackle every exercise we do in class so you get the maximum benefit out of each lesson.

 

No matter which theme of practice, all classes usually contain yoga therapy exercises to warm up, some more challenging poses/exercises in the second half of the class, some asanas and potentially some partner work towards the end (sit ups, partner massage).

Yoga’s goal is to bring the mind where the problem is and not where the symptom is!

Weight loss class 🙇  30min Yoga Therapy Class for strong Digestive system health 💪 👨🏼‍⚕️
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Weight loss class 🙇 30min Yoga Therapy Class for strong Digestive system health 💪 👨🏼‍⚕️

This class is for all levels, and focuses on our digestive system. We will work the front of the body, especially front of the thighs, the core, and the main organs we will focus on will be the stomach and spleen. I hope you enjoy this class and that you feel the benefits of opening the front body, tightening the waist, as well as working your stomach and spleen. The spleen regulates all the front hormones and all the GLANDS (bile, thyroxin, insulin, saliva, etc.). It tells the liver, the Gallbladder, the tongue and the others how much and what hormones to produce. Tightening the waist fixes the hormones in the back body. Let me know what you think of the class, pace, intensity (or lack of), etc. And leave a comment if you want me to make a class on something in particular. I am here primarily to support and serve you guys 🙏❤️ - - - - - - - - - - SUBSCRIBE to the YoshimaTherapy channel for free yoga therapy classes every month and to support high-quality free yoga therapy for everyone! ▶︎ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFh3HL7JUJsnKEeHRxeZzQ - - - - - - - - - - More at www.yoshimatherapy.com ▶︎ Instagram: @tunefor ▶︎ Facebook: Yoshima Therapy - - - - - - - - - - I recommend that you consult with your doctor/physician regarding the relevance of any of the following exercises in this video/class/tutorial. Please follow all safety instructions before beginning any exercise program, yoga therapy corrective, or movement I instruct in my videos. When participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is always the possibility of encountering physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, and that you are voluntarily participating in these activities, assuming all risk of injury to yourself.
🌳 Spring class 🌸  • Yoga Therapy (Japanese Yoga) • Wood element (Liver & Gallbladder)
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🌳 Spring class 🌸 • Yoga Therapy (Japanese Yoga) • Wood element (Liver & Gallbladder)

This class is a morning class, that is more dynamic in order to wake your body up. As a daytime analogy, spring is the early morning (as opposed to fire being the middle of the day where it is the warmest). This class is for all levels, and targets the 2 organs that make up the WOOD element: the liver, and the gallbladder. The Gallbladder meridian runs on the outside of the body: temples, sides of neck, ribs, side hip, IT band, side of calves... The Liver meridian runs on the inside of the leg deep in between our muscles and up into the genitals, ending in the front of the body just under our nipples in the ribcage. The movement associated with the wood element is the TWIST. Any twisting pose involves those 2 organs and it is also extremely important to fully exhale when twisting in order to fully release the diaphragm that is directly connected with the liver meridian. In terms of nutrition, limit your intake of saturated fats, oils, fried food, animal products and instead increase leafy greens and grains in your diet. Enjoy the process and stay safe. - - - - - - - - - - SUBSCRIBE to the YoshimaTherapy channel for free yoga therapy classes every month and to support high-quality free yoga therapy for everyone! ▶︎ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFh3HL7JUJsnKEeHRxeZzQ - - - - - - - - - - More at www.yoshimatherapy.com ▶︎ Instagram: @tunefor ▶︎ Facebook: Yoshima Therapy - - - - - - - - - - I recommend that you consult with your doctor/physician regarding the relevance of any of the following exercises in this video/class/tutorial. Please follow all safety instructions before beginning any exercise program, yoga therapy corrective, or movement I instruct in my videos. When participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is always the possibility of encountering physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, and that you are voluntarily participating in these activities, assuming all risk of injury to yourself.
Morning Yoga 🌅  on Hands & knees 🙌  20-min Routine
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Morning Yoga 🌅 on Hands & knees 🙌 20-min Routine

In this morning class, I will be taking you through a general whole body morning routine with the majority of the exercises on hands and knees (and a few on hands and feet). This is designed for the morning but can be practiced with great benefits anytime of the day. There are side body stretches, front body stretch, spinal movements and lower back stretches, and there is a mix of dynamic as well as slow movements. In the morning, the best movement to do, according to the great masters and the yoga therapy theory and shiatsu therapy, is dynamic (as opposed to long holds). This is what we call "spirit exercise", where we break the spirit by throwing our bodies around faster than we usually move. This allows us, and you will experience it yourself, to break the barriers of "this is my maximum reach in this particular pose", and to get the muscles/tendons/fascia/ligaments to release. In the morning ideally, you want to support the body in getting rid of the accumulated toxins overnight and from the day before. Throwing the body around, going for a walk or jog, and jumping into cold water/shower are the best things you can do to help. Stretch that LIKE button if you enjoyed the stretch, and subscribe for more yoga classes on different topics. If you have any requests leave them in the comment 🙏 - - - - - - - - - - SUBSCRIBE to the YoshimaTherapy channel for free yoga therapy classes every month and to support high-quality free yoga therapy for everyone! ▶︎ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFh3HL7JUJsnKEeHRxeZzQ - - - - - - - - - - More at www.yoshimatherapy.com ▶︎ Instagram: @tunefor ▶︎ Facebook: Yoshima Therapy - - - - - - - - - - I recommend that you consult with your doctor/physician regarding the relevance of any of the following exercises in this video/class/tutorial. Please follow all safety instructions before beginning any exercise program, yoga therapy corrective, or movement I instruct in my videos. When participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is always the possibility of encountering physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, and that you are voluntarily participating in these activities, assuming all risk of injury to yourself.
Morning Yoga ☀️ • 15min Standing routine 🕺 • Bondi sunrise session 🌊
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Morning Yoga ☀️ • 15min Standing routine 🕺 • Bondi sunrise session 🌊

This is a 15min standing routine made for anyone who wants to stretch out the whole body and doesn't have an hour to spare, or simply wants to quickly move the body throughout the day after sitting at the desk for hours. We work pretty much all the joints, the sides, the front and back body, as well as the spine. Hope you enjoy! Leave your feedback if you have any special request/area you want me to work on specifically in the next videos. - - - - - - - - - - SUBSCRIBE to the YoshimaTherapy channel for free yoga therapy classes every month and to support high-quality free yoga therapy for everyone! ▶︎ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFh3HL7JUJsnKEeHRxeZzQ - - - - - - - - - - More at www.yoshimatherapy.com ▶︎ Instagram: @tunefor ▶︎ Facebook: Yoshima Therapy - - - - - - - - - - I recommend that you consult with your doctor/physician regarding the relevance of any of the following exercises in this video/class/tutorial. Please follow all safety instructions before beginning any exercise program, yoga therapy corrective, or movement I instruct in my videos. When participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is always the possibility of encountering physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, and that you are voluntarily participating in these activities, assuming all risk of injury to yourself.v