There’s no denying that group classes provide a convenient, economical and accessible entree into the practice of yoga. But a group class is not geared to meet individual needs. If you are trying to recover from an injury, manage a chronic condition, or address a deep need in your life, a group class may actually be counter-productive. Traditionally, Yoga was transmitted from one teacher to one student. As a yoga therapist, my job is not to address your condition—it’s to see you as a complete person and help you to address your unique needs. We’ll work together to create a practice that resonates for you, and that will accommodate your schedule, commitment level, and physical and emotional states. Over time, your practice will evolve and grow with you. I have worked some of my clients for years, others just a few times. How many times, how deep we go, and the length of the engagement are all up to you.
If you are feeling stuck, craving a change, or have been putting off a daunting project, coaching may be for you. Not familiar with coaching? In a nutshell, it’s a present- and future-focused process that is action-oriented. The coach assumes the role of facilitator/cheerleader/accountability partner in service to the client. In coaching we acknowledge that the client is perfect, does not need to be “fixed,” and already possesses everything necessary to achieve their stated goal. A typical engagement lasts six-ten weeks, during which we focus heightened awareness on the what, why, when and how of your goal. And don’t worry about geographic location; most coaching takes place over the phone!
The Blended Experience: How about a bit of both?
I can also create a blended experience that incorporates the eight limbs of yoga with the more pragmatic and practical coaching tools and solutions. This is a particularly good option if you are interested in firing on all cylinders to address a need, take action, achieve your vision, and maintain positive change.
For Yoga Teachers and Therapists
If you are looking for a seasoned vet to help you develop your teaching or therapeutic skills, let’s talk about a mentorship relationship. Things I can help you with include developing intake materials, appropriate and safe sequencing, developing your teaching voice, and creating a safe, sacred space for your students and clients.