Private Yoga & Meditation Coaching
Originally, the science of yoga and meditation was passed from one teacher directly to one student. Today, this approach to teaching Yoga guides each person in developing a practice that is relevant to his or her own body and life experience.
A private session will allow you to deepen your practice and help you experience the benefits of yoga and meditation in more personal way. Private classes are for new and experienced students and for those with an injury or condition.
For new students:
As a new student, it is beneficial to develop your self awareness and learn the fundamentals of breath, posture, and mindfulness. Private classes create the opportunity to focus on you and make sure you are getting off to an appropriate start in building your foundation. Private yoga and meditation instruction can help you integrate into public classes and develop a home practice.
For more experienced students:
Experienced students benefit from privates as well. You are able to have a deeper insight into specific meditations, postures or categories of yoga and meditation that interest you. Private yoga sessions are an ideal learning environment to focus on postural alignment, modifications and help you develop a balanced home practice. Private yoga classes can also give the experienced student time to learn about yoga philosophy and meditation.
For those working with an injury or condition:
The practice of yoga and meditation can be adapted to meet the needs of people facing physical and mental health challenges. We will develop a personalized practice to support your unique needs and your healing.
Sessions begin with a brief intake to assess the students needs, and depending on the particular situation and will may include:
Specific breathing techniques (pranayama)
Supported yoga postures to release tension and deeply relax the body
Kundalini Yoga Kriyas to clear and recharge the energetic body and glandular system
Meditations to focus, calm, and center the mind
For best results, it is suggested to commit to a series of sessions, as we will be able to initially assess your situation, define your goals, and create a plan of action to reach these goals. This will assist the student in:
Creating a routine of mindfulness of breath, posture, and body awareness.
Establishing a personal practice
Understanding and experiencing a variety tools for different effects
Learning how to easily incorporate these techniques into their daily life. For example, learning simple breathing techniques that can energize and focus the mind, or relax and calm the mind during a stressful situation.
Improve other forms of physical exercise such as running, dancing, golf, or other sports.
Increase your ability to focus, concentrate and remain calm under pressure.
Increase your lung capacity and physical endurance
Improve your posture to enhance the physiological systems of the body.
Below are a few examples of the kind of packages I offer, and all are customizable to your preferences. All sessions start with an intake to assess the needs and goals, and then a specific plan is created for the remainder of the sessions and includes a customized home program and directions.
1. The Relax and Renew - The focus of these sessions are primarily on relaxation and stress management. With a concentration on easy to learn breathing exercises and meditation techniques, as well as stress relieving active and supported yoga poses.
2. Build Strength and Focus Energy - This package is for someone who is physically active and wants a high energy practice to build strength, increase lung capacity, and endurance. This may be to improve overall health and fitness, or to enhance other sports or activities.
3. Build Your Own - Sometimes you want a combination of increasing energy and relaxation. There are countless breathing exercises, yoga sets, and meditations that can be combined to bring balance to one's life.
4. Introduction to Kundalini Yoga - This package is for someone who is new to Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. We will cover the different facets of this dynamic practice including Pranayama, Kriyas, and Meditation.