What are Yoga Privates?
Yoga privates are one-on-one sessions specifically designed to honor your unique needs, body shape and history.
Yoga was taught this way for centuries. Group classes are modern phenomena.
No generic protocols; every part of your session is customized.
Privates serve many purposes.
Beginners use them to get comfortable before entering group classes.
Assist in the recovery from an injury.
Cross-training/recovery for golf, pickleball, tennis, cycling and running.
For students needing adaptations for a condition (e.g., pregnancy, low back pain, hip replacement, scoliosis, osteoporosis).
The majority of my private clients wish to more consciously address a medical condition or physical limitation. I have extensive experience adapting yoga poses for those with scoliosis, disc injury, and other spinal conditions.
What Can I Expect?
Privates take place in a beautiful room with hardwood floors and lovely plants. It's equipped with props and wall ropes (traditional tools for traction/making space in compressed joints).
At our first meeting, I take the time to listen deeply to your story. The multiplicity of factors that has lead to injury or illness is considered carefully during this in-depth history. Often this is the first time a client has had a chance to fully be heard and had their insights honored.
Next I take a Body/Postural Assessment. This is how I detect asymmetries and postural imbalances. This head-to-toe analysis includes photos (optional), a visual body map and a written summary of findings. Your goals and intentions are discussed.
Goal-oriented sessions (4-5 privates) can culminate with written personalized home practice sequences, each pose, action and breathwork exercise customized to meet your unique needs. These sequences are tailored to your lifestyle (practice frequency, time of day, amount of time available, learning style and energy level).
Who Benefits from a Yoga Private?
My students are ordinary people dealing with pain, athletes cross-training to improve performance, professionals looking to reduce stress and find ease, and super-parents needing someone to nurture and hear their needs. I work with all genders, from teenagers to seniors. The beautiful thing about yoga is that it meets you where you are. No prerequisites are necessary, no flexibility or athleticism required.