Private yoga is a great way to learn yoga or take an existing yoga practice to a deeper level. Working privately, I therapeutically tailor the practice to your unique needs, addressing your personal movement patterns, state of mind, energy levels, injuries, aches and pains, and overall goals, to increase your health and wellbeing, reduce stress, decrease pain, support any other movement practice you enjoy (or help balance out the adverse affects of them), assist with injury prevention and aid long-term health.
We all have tendencies and habits - physical, mental and emotional - and every lifestyle or occupation has its own challenges and demands. Private classes meet the need of each individual or small group at the time of practice to enhance quality of life and help prevent dis-ease.
While my private classes are different for each student each time we meet, they blend classical Hatha yoga asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), core conditioning, occasional strength exercises from physical therapy, self-study, mindfulness, self-myofascial release with therapy balls, Ayurveda, yoga philosophy and restorative yoga. I focus a lot on functional movement, the movements we need in our daily lives, and that includes spinal mobility and stability in all ranges of motion. Like a jazz pianist perfects her scales before riffing off of them, I like my students first to find and explore a neutral pelvis (the base of "good posture") and neutral spine, and then in the practice we play with twisting and backhanding and forward folding and combinations thereof.
I teach all levels and ages, from teenagers to seniors. I teach students with special conditions such as scoliosis, sports injuries, spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular disease, ADD and more. (See Yoga Therapy.) I also instruct athletes who want to heal or prevent sports injuries, enhance their athletic performance, and decrease recovery time between trainings or events. I regularly work with students in conjunction with treatment they are receiving from medical professionals.
I am passionate about yoga being adapted to the individual, and I give as much individual instruction as I am able to in a group class. Privately I can freely and fully create a practice that meets the needs of each unique student.
All you need to practice is a clean space, comfortable clothing and a yoga mat.
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