Private Yoga Lessons / Private Yoga Therapy
What's the difference between a yoga lesson and yoga therapy? If you interested in getting instructions for specific yoga postures, techniques, breathing practices, then a yoga lesson is more appropriate (the cost is the same). Yoga Therapy address the power of yoga and how postures, breathing practices, mudras, and guided relaxations can be tailored to our specific needs. Discovering what your Ayurvedic dosha constitution helps guide you to how to approach yoga practice and find balance and harmony using the tools of yoga. On your first visit, you'll be given a questionaire to help you discover your dosha constitution.
The Healing Journey Through Yoga is Unique for Each Individual
Discover within you a self that is already whole and healed through the art and science of yoga. Historically, yoga was learned within a student/teacher relationship. Because each individual is unique, the benefits of group classes are limited.
Yoga therapy selects, adapts and modifies the ancient practice of Yoga for the individual. To address the specific needs of the individual and encourage optimal health and healing of the body, mind & spirit, the many facets of yoga are applied. The include breathing techniques, stretching & movement, somatics, Tai-Yoga, Ayurveda, relaxation, guided imagery, meditation, affirmations and mudras. Through private sessions, you will learn what your Ayurvedic dosha is and what tools of yoga are best for you.
Yoga therapy can be applied to numerous health concerns including; chronic anxiety, asthma, allergies, cancer, IBS, CFS, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, heart disease, low back problems, MS, neck pain, PMS, and chronic stress. To learn more about what Yoga Therapy is, you may either contact us or visit the following websites; International Association of Yoga Therapy, Integrative Yoga Therapy. Both of these sites have in-depth descriptions of the benefits and applications of yoga therapy. Yoga does not replace medical treatment, but can be integrated into a whole health program with approval of your primary physician.
Get started on your journey toward wholeness, call or email to set up an appointment.
Also available for private students and workshops:
This class is individualized for the student with physical impairments making it difficult to practice sitting on the floor. It would include breathing practices, joint mobility exercises, basic seated postures, standing postures (using a chair for support), and relaxation. This class is good for elderly or people with injuries. This is also a good class for those with a desk job and would like to learn easy techniques for a yoga break at work.
Tom and Sally team up to lead this innovative class that is appropriate for all levels of students. In this practice you work with a partner to help each other go deeper into poses with support, developing communication and trust.
“Yoga is a science and a discipline to which many Yogis dedicate years of concentrated effort; it is also the art of effortlessness, in which we discover within ourselves, a self which is already whole and complete and to which nothing needs to be done.” Joseph LePage, Integrative Yoga Therapy
“Yoga Therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well being through the application of the philosophy and practice of yoga.” IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therpy)