Catherine Haylock
Yoga Therapist CNHC

What is Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is the adaption of yoga practises for people with health challenges. By integrating the mind and body, balance can be restored to the physical, physiological and mental/emotional system.
Yoga Therapy is a self-empowering process, guided and supported by the Yoga Therapist. The Yoga Therapist analyses and addresses the needs taking into account physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. The Yoga therapist then assigns a specific sequence of postures, breathing and relaxation techniques to meet an individuals needs.

Yoga Therapy may help with:

  • reduce symptoms of illness or injury
  • establish more functional breath and movement patterns
  • reduce physical and mental suffering
  • improve quality of life
  • enhance positive coping strategies
  • respiration issues, like asthma
  • digestive issues, like IBS
  • cardiovascular issues, like blood pressure, heart
  • pain management, like chronicle pain
  • any physical and mental suffering

"Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels."
– TKV Desikachar & Kausthub Desikachar

Find your focus again

Come back to yourself by allowing yourself to breath and be.

What to expect

Yoga Therapy is an integrated mind-body approach for restoring balance and adaptive functioning to the physical (musculoskeletal), physiological (digestion, respiration, cardiovascular, endocrine, and immune), and mental/emotional systems.

The consultation, your constitution and personal goal will result in your indivdual yoga practise. With the guidance of the Yoga Therapist you will determine how long your home practise between the sessions will last.
In the follow-up sessions the practise will be examed, improved and further developed, by the end of the five sessions you will have tools which will help you to maintain your health and deal with any issues.
No previous experience of yoga is necessary.

"Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga."
– IAYT International Association of Yoga Therapists

How it works

Your first yoga therapy session will last 75–90 minute. After your first session you may return for 60–75 minute follow-up sessions as needed.
Your first session will include a comprehensive interview to gather historical information relevant to your current condition(s). You will be asked about history of medical illness, injury, past and current treatment, medication and supplements you may be taking, and questions about activities of daily living (diet, sleep, activity).

Please download and complete the Health Information Form and return it at least 48 hours before your first session. Please use this as an opportunity to think about how you hope to be helped by yoga therapy, and, if you have multiple concerns, to prioritise where you most urgently would like assistance.

Based on the interview, an assessment of your movement patterns, your yoga experience, and your priority concerns, the therapist will develop a short yoga practice for you to do at home between sessions. The therapist will ensure that you know how to perform all of the elements of the practice safely, and s/he will provide you with a written copy of your practice. In subsequent sessions, you will check in with the therapist about how the practice is working for you. The therapist will guide you through the practice elements to offer refinements and to offer modifications or changes to the practice as needed.

Dress in comfortable clothing in which you are able to stretch and move freely. Yoga sessions are done barefoot.
No previous experience of yoga is necessary.

Start believing in yourself again

Connect to your inner voice to start trusting yourself again.

About me

Catherine Haylock – YOGA THERAPIST CNHC

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CNCH Yoga Alliance UK

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Prices & Bookings

Yoga therapy sessions can either be booked as a one off or as a series of 5 classes.

1st Session


75 – 90min session

Follow up session


60min session

5 Sessions

(normal price £330)

1st & 4 follow-up sessions


Please send me an email and let me know your availabilities:
I look forward to hearing from you.


Connect with yourself, heal and see new ways living a healthy and happy life.


Catherine lead me through a series of asanas and breathing exercises to improve my breathing and increase my lung capacity. Over the weeks of teaching and practice I found I was much more aware and in control of how I was breathing. I also found my shoulders, which had been very tight and stiff, were much more free which helps my posture and allows more air in. I'm confident that with practice I can increase my lung capacity, and I look forward to my next check-up.
Catherine was very calm and supportive, and took the time to listen to me and to understand what my problems were. Her knowledge of yoga asana meant she was able to find an alternative posture to suit my needs.
Yoga Nidra for anxiety and difficulty getting to sleep I often suffer from anxiety and I find it hard to get to sleep at night. The Yoga Nidra worked well for me, calming my mind in the evening and helping me to switch off from the day. I could also use the breathing in bed at night to put myself into a more restful state.

Catherine's sessions were always organised and well planned in terms of their content ; they were tailor made to my situation and needs and beneficial when it came to the exercices to practice.
Catherine was always open, friendly and professional during the sessions + in between 2 sessions to reply to my questions on the practice of the exercices;
I felt she provided me a good ‘toolbox’ which I can use on a daily basis; It has open new doors for me as I am getting interested in yoga, relaxation, meditation and I recommend my friends, colleagues and relative on all the positive effects of yoga!

Working with Catherine, over five Yoga Therapy sessions has been a real boon. It has heightened my awareness of my body, and given me the confidence to redress long standing alignment issues through specific and (mainly) easy exercises. I now have a greater appreciation of the system of yoga, and how all of the elements, including pranayama, bring specific benefits to the body. As Catherine can testify, I have thoroughly enjoyed being introduced to Yoga Nidra but also to standing straighter. Thank you!


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Contact Information

Yoga Therapy Works
Catherine Haylock
@ Yoga Creation
102 Westferry Studios, 3rd floor
Milligan Street
London E14 8AS


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