private yoga therapy session
Yoga Therapy is about the relationship of the body, mind and soul and the benefits of the relationship established between the teacher and student on a one to one basis. There is an old belief, ‘when the student is ready the teacher will appear’. If that is the case, let’s get to know each other so I can guide you on your yoga journey.
I suggest a new student should consider taking three private sessions, if possible, before starting a group class. This allows a chance for evaluation of the individual body, what is possible and possibly not, what could be beneficial and what should be avoided. This also allows the student to become familiar with some of the basic asanas of a yoga class with full attention from the teacher for refinements, adjustments and adaptations.
Your First Private Session
Come with time as the first meeting will be mostly an evaluation and will last longer than a regular one hour session. As a therapist, it is necessary to see where a student’s body ability is in relationship to ‘normal mobility’. Since most of us do not necessary fall into the range of the norm, we can only then proceed to adapt to fit the needs and abilities of an individual.
I also look at what is your body asking for, what is possible in the realm of your daily activities to enhance changes toward a healthier lifestyle. Would it be possible to ask for 8 minutes a day of working with the body in movement and specific breathing exercises, is that doable, too much or too little. We will discuss the reality of options which are feasible and also feel right to you.
By the end of this first class you will have approximately three specific asanas/items to take home with you and to practice until we meet for the next session: a breathing practice, 1-2 asana and something special for the mind/soul. This you will receive in a written and sketched form.
Your second and third Private Session
We will review and analyze what works and possibly doesn’t regarding the take home practice. Go through a general class practice with adjustments and adaptations and then you will be given a second home practice to do until the next session. This second and third practice will be in addition to or instead of anything previous depending upon individual needs.
By this time most students are ready to join a small group class with the confidence of knowing what is expected and what they are able to do within the range of safe movement.
A maintenance program can also be set up for the individual where we meet for adjusting the program on a monthly basis if the class possibility is not able to fit into your schedule.
“The yoga therapy components of my [instruction or practice] are based on the credentials earned as Graduate of Yoga Therapy RX at Loyola Marymount University and Yoga Therapy Clinical Practicum at Healing Yoga Institute, not derived from my status as an RYT ®with Yoga Alliance Registry.”
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