Confidentiality and Respect in Yoga Therapy

When it comes to professional standards, confidentiality is of the utmost importance. Therefore, anything discussed by the patient and the Yoga Therapist is treated with the respect and privacy. If any information is provided to a referring specialist, it is done so with the consent of the patient concerned.

Record keeping is an important part of Yoga Therapy. Therefore, a detailed history—including all contact with the patient and details of the therapy recommended—is recorded. Respect for the patient's right to privacy and non-discrimination is a significant part of Yoga Therapy.

Leigh Blashki, facilitator of the Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy (2007), suggests that yoga therapy works by creating a safe space for the patient to experience a sense of wholeness. Yoga therapy teaches us how to nurture ourselves. The job of the therapist is to help the patient to tune into what he/she needs on a wholistic level.

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