Yoga Therapy

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy is the customization of yoga practicea  for the individual. In a one-on-one-setting, issues are carefully considered, and a personalized session is created. Yoga Therapy has been used for years to help with conditions such as hypertension, anxiety and depression. Clinical studies can be referenced on PubMed, IAYT's quarterly publications and other academic platforms.

Yoga Therapy is a Complementary and Alternative medicine modality implemented in hospitals, wellness centers, schools and more. The International Association of Yoga Therapists, www.IAYT.org, has standardized yoga therapy schools and developed an accreditation criteria in 2014. Presently, there are two universities hosting yoga therapy as a master's degree, LMU in LA and Maryland University of Integrative Health. Presently, all yoga therapists certified before 2014 must now apply for grandparenting to earn the national recognition of C-IAYT, the first designation of its kind in the world. This new suffix denotes those whose work in the field are reputable competensies by the standards of the accredited programs in place. This designation is now accepted for referrals by western medical providers. Ena Burrud is one of the first wave, worldwide, to be awarded the C-IAYT designation and has a referral system in place with local providers, including Dr. Christine O'Brien of the Cheyenne and Fort Collins VA and psychotherpists, psychiatrists, physical therapists and accupuncturists in Fort Collins and neighboring cities.  

Issues Ena has treated wth yoga therapy:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Metabolic issues
  • Surgery and injury rehab
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Cancer/Chemo and radiation
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Psycho-Spiritual Inquiry 
  • and more...

Before your first Yoga Therapy session, you will fill out an Intake Questionnaire and Prakriti Chart (an Ayuvedic tool). Your first session will last 90 minutes. After your initial assessment, you will practice a personalized session handrawn by Ena Burrud. You are welcome to record your session. Expected compliance is usually about 20 minutes of home time a few times a week to see results. Yoga Therapy does not replace your doctor's advice. We work in a complementary function with other health care providers. Treetop sometimes offers discounts to those who are dedicated to practice.

Our resident certified Yoga Therapist is Ena Burrud, C-IAYT, E-RYT500. You can read her bio here

What's my dosha? Click here for a prakriti test, thanks to Sarasvati Buhrman, PhD 

Click below to experience an iRest® Yoga Nidra session with Ena Burrud