I came home from the workshop with much to explore in my own practice, and it was good to see old friends from the yoga community and make new acquaintances.
One of the things I appreciated were the demonstrations of therapeutic applications. Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen noted that the first issue is survival, observing that since we were all safely together in a nice yoga studio, that we had survival covered.
The second thing, she suggested, before offering healing, is to make sure that both the person receiving and the person making the offering are comfortable.
I add to the latter that having both people be comfortable increases the likelihood that they will be able to stay present and mindful, which should increase the possibility of efficacy.