Yoga Therapy Associates

What We Offer

For Medical Providers

For Medical Providers

Innovation in health care: Refer your patients for yoga therapy.

We accept patients referred by their physician for integrative care supporting improved quality of life and psychosocial function measures. We track metrics for symptom management of chronic conditions, as well as for slowing degenerative disease progression.

Direct patients to call (203) 212-8795

Innovation in health care: Refer your patients to yoga therapy.

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We Prioritize Referrals

Referred patients receive a response within 24 hours and can expect to be seen within two weeks.

We support your patient every step of the way. Our self-agency-oriented approach empowers clients to determine when they have achieved their desired health objectives. 

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Trained Yoga Therapists

Patients are placed with an experienced yoga therapist trained in safe, appropriate, and effective therapeutic mind-body techniques.

Current research supports the efficacy of these practices for physical and mental health conditions.

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Payment Options

Yoga therapy is a private pay service that qualifies for reimbursement by HSA funds and through OVS. With a focus on skill-building that extends beyond the therapy sessions, yoga therapy proves to be a valuable investment in one’s overall well-being.

When To Refer

...when a patient experiences psychologically traumatic medical treatments

“I have metastatic breast cancer and thought I’d give yoga therapy a try. It’s been 4 months meeting with my yoga therapist, and I have changed. I’ve been able to experience yoga like I never thought I could.

I find peace within myself, and when I’m not finding it, I know how to get there now. Having these tools gives me hope, health and better quality of day-to-day life.”

Rena
Yoga Therapy client

...when a patient's condition is psychogenic

R.M., a woman in her late 20s with PCOS, Crohn’s disease, and mastocytosis, overcame chronic stomach cramping, diarrhea, and infertility through dedicated breathwork focused on her diaphragm and pelvic floor muscles.

After three months of consistent practice, she experienced the freedom to leave her house, bid farewell to debilitating cramping, and was no longer a candidate for gastrointestinal surgery.

This transformative approach reignited her hope for starting a family.

...when a patient is motivated to slow degenerative disease progression such as M.S. or Parkinson's

Diagnosed with M.S. nine years ago, S.T. was experiencing weakness on her right side, which affected her gait while walking. She worked regularly with a physical therapist but found it difficult to practice the exercises outside of PT sessions.

S.T.’s yoga therapy treatment plan included postures with cueing for bodily awareness, and meditation. S.T. found it was easy to practice yoga regularly. After 6 weeks, strength improved in her right leg and she felt more stable and confident while walking.

...when a patient has identified health goals beyond the scope of insurance-covered physical therapy treatment

“I have had numerous spinal surgeries. I am a veteran of about every non-drug treatment for my back (i.e. chiropractor, massage, electronic stimulation, P.T., and on) doing different techniques over the past 25 years.

My yoga therapist does a fantastic job of finding the right moves, making sure I am doing them right, even tweaking moves for my particular condition.

It is the same as doing physical therapy (I can feel those same muscles being worked,) but with the mental relaxation that comes with a massage. Highly recommended!”

Sebastian D.
Yoga Therapy client

...when a patient has exhausted conventional medical options and is left with limited alternatives for treatment

“I was suffering from severe anxiety and mental distress that could not be cured by traditional therapy or medications. Panic attacks occurred more and more frequently.

Now, if I feel a stress trigger coming on, I use the breathing and relaxation techniques my yoga therapist has taught me and feel completely fine within a couple of minutes…

I could not give a higher recommendation, especially to those who have been unsuccessful treating anxiety issues with medication or therapy.”

Dan D.
Yoga Therapy client

Two Ways to Refer

Direct patients to email referrals@yogatherapyassociates.com or call (203) 212-8795

Or give patients a rack card.

Questions before referring? Ask us if yoga therapy could be right for your patient.

Yoga Therapy Specialties

Autoimmune Conditions

Gastroenterology

Mental Health

Neurology

Oncology

Autoimmune Conditions

Gastroenterology

Mental Health

Neurology

Oncology

Upcoming Presentations & Trainings

Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy for Anxiety
The Connecticut Women's Consortium

Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy for Breathwork
CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy for Trauma
CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

A Yoga Therapy Approach for Supporting Trauma Recovery
CT Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

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Past Presentations & Trainings

Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy for Breathwork
March 2024
CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Yoga Therapy and Trauma Recovery
January 2024
Women & Family Center

Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy for Trauma
October 2023
The Connecticut Women's Consortium

Yoga Therapy for Youth Sports Medicine
October 2023
Yale School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics

Yoga Therapy for Functional Seizures
July 2023
Yale School of Medicine Department of Neurology

Yoga Therapy Frameworks for Applied Pranayama
April 2023
Presented on Zoom for the full staff of clinicians at Yale Mental Health

Introduction to Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy for Trauma
January 2023
Presented in-person for clinicians at Yale Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education (SHARE), hosted by Anna Seidner Osman, LCSW, and Dr. Jennifer Czincz

Yoga for Anxiety for Clinicians
October 2022
Presented in-person at WellNet, a clinician networking group hosted at Rise Therapy and Wellness in Madison, CT

Recent Blog Posts

Paper cut brain and flowers on yellow background, evoking the complexity and beauty of neuroscience and meditation for mental health.

The Rise of Meditation in Mental Health: Leveraging Neuroscience in Clinical Practice

As meditation gains wider acceptance and clients increasingly seek out these services, mental health clinicians are rising to meet the challenge. Many clinicians currently integrate weekly mindfulness exercises into sessions with clients. However, a critical question arises: ‘Is one moment of mindfulness per week sufficient?’ 

Young woman practicing breathwork outside near a lighthouse to prevent a panic attack.

Breathwork: A Drug-Free Approach to Managing Panic Attacks

Panic disorder affects 1 to 3 percent of the population. The condition not only inflicts immense personal suffering, but also strains our healthcare system significantly. Breathwork offers a promising solution with its low cost, accessibility, and rapid effectiveness.

Puzzle head with pieces missing, implying issues with working memory

Memory Issues? Improve Your Working Memory with 3 Yoga Therapy Techniques Backed by Science

For individuals with working memory problems, daily life becomes a constant struggle to organize thoughts and carry out tasks efficiently. In this article, explore three yoga therapy techniques scientifically proven to enhance working memory.

Recent Blog Posts

The Rise of Meditation in Mental Health: Leveraging Neuroscience in Clinical Practice

As meditation gains wider acceptance and clients increasingly seek out these services, mental health clinicians are rising to meet the challenge. Many clinicians currently integrate weekly mindfulness exercises into sessions with clients. However, a critical question arises: ‘Is one moment of mindfulness per week sufficient?’ 

Breathwork: A Drug-Free Approach to Managing Panic Attacks

Panic disorder affects 1 to 3 percent of the population. The condition not only inflicts immense personal suffering, but also strains our healthcare system significantly. Breathwork offers a promising solution with its low cost, accessibility, and rapid effectiveness.

Memory Issues? Improve Your Working Memory with 3 Yoga Therapy Techniques Backed by Science

For individuals with working memory problems, daily life becomes a constant struggle to organize thoughts and carry out tasks efficiently. In this article, explore three yoga therapy techniques scientifically proven to enhance working memory.

The Rise of Yoga Therapy for PTSD: A Transformative Approach Surpassing Traditional Therapies

We report on a comprehensive study highlighting the efficacy of yoga for PTSD, and discuss how yoga therapists use these same techniques when working one-on-one with their clients.

Nasal Breathing in Yoga Therapy for Neurological Conditions

In this article, we examine the therapeutic potential of nasal breathing in yoga therapy and expore the effect of nasal breathing on neurological conditions such as stroke, brain surgery, traumatic brain injury, and psychogenic issues.

Yoga Nidra as Medicine: A Holistic Approach for Health and Healing

Therapeutic yoga nidra is remarkably versatile in addressing various health conditions. Read on to discover how using yoga nidra as medicine has the potential to revolutionize our approach to health and healing, and why yoga therapists frequently recommend it to help clients with a wide range of health issues.

A Professional’s Guide to Beating Burnout with Yoga Therapy

By Christine Saari, MA, E-RYT, C-IAYT The Pressing Concern of Professional Burnout The very...

The Role of Yoga Therapy in Managing Long COVID Symptoms

Research suggests that approximately one in every five individuals who contract COVID-19 may experience long-lasting symptoms. Yoga therapy has demonstrated potential in mitigating the effects of Long COVID and similar conditions like ME/CFS, supporting the healing process.

Prescribing Peace: Integrating Yoga Therapy into the Treatment of Disc Herniation Pain

As a physician, you’re likely aware that effective pain management is a significant priority for patients suffering from disc herniation and back pain. You may or may not be familiar with the growing recognition of yoga therapy as a promising and effective option to manage symptoms of herniated discs, including pain. 

How Yoga Therapy Can Help Your Patients Manage Anxiety

By Sara Merrick-Albano, E-RYT, C-IAYT As a medical professional, you probably see patients every...

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