Awakening the Inner Healer by Michele Lawrence

“What we are looking for is what is looking.” – Saint Francis of Assisi

What do we really do as Yoga Therapists? Are we healers? Some would say yes and commonly refer to themselves in that way. Others, like myself shy away from that label. For me, it puts too much power in the hand of the healer when instead we seek to turn the healing back to the individual, and their inner teacher.

A Yoga Therapist is a trained guide and facilitator, one who can use the teachings and practices of yoga to skillfully guide the client back to their own wholeness. The journey towards wholeness is not about perfection or fixing what is broken. It’s about embracing imperfections, acknowledging wounds, and moving towards healing and growth. It’s a process of integrating all aspects of oneself to create a sense of unity and balance.

A Yoga Therapist also provides a space to be seen and heard in the healing process, an element that should not be underestimated. In this healing relationship and by cultivating a holistic approach to well-being, we invite clients to reclaim wholeness in their lives. The connection between the inner healer and wholeness is a powerful reminder that true healing goes beyond the physical realm and encompasses the entirety of our being.