Private Yoga Instruction

Based on the practice of “Viniyoga”, an approach to yoga that adapts to the unique conditions, needs and interests of each individual -private sessions allow us to work together to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and personal transformation. This requires and understanding of your present condition, personal potential and working together to set appropriate goals.  *If you are not in my local area, we can still work together!  I’m easily able to work with clients all over the world through face-time and skype – free internet applications that allow us to meet face to face – even if you live on the other side of the planet!

Why Private Yoga?

Private lessons are a great way to learn the fundamentals of yoga for beginners and to expand your practice for experienced yogis and yoginis. Sessions are tailored to your individual needs and interests.  You will leave your private lesson with a customized sequence of postures to practice at home or at your next session.  We will also recommend small group classes or workshops that would be suitable for you.

Beginners:

Whether you are an absolute beginner, or simply getting the hang of things, a private one-on-one session can help you to understand the fundamentals of yoga.  Possible areas of focus include: Breathing, Body Alignment and Postures (Asanas).

Expand your Practice:

Looking to deepen your practice?  A private session can help you take your practice to new heights.  Take your favourite poses and go deeper or expand your horizons and find new twists on some familiar asanas.

Individualized Attention:

If you are looking for some individualized attention to accommodate an injury (a customized class that supports your limitations), to expand your practice or to start a new journey to health and wellness, a private session can be the perfect solution.  A customized class can include modified postures specifically designed for your needs, health and wellness coaching, pranayama breath work, meditation and  referrals for holistic nutrition counseling.

 

Sample Private Yoga Classes:

Choose from one of these offerings or request a customized program based on your particular needs and interests:

Rise & Shine Yoga

Start your day off right with yoga!  Enjoy a lovely heart-felt yoga practice with a focus on proper alignment throughout the practice. The class ends with a 15 minute guided meditation.  Leave the class each week feeling refreshed and revitalized, giving you more energy to share with those you love.  ♥   (*Private small group classes also available*)

Gentle Yoga

This class is ideal for older adults. This entire gentle yoga class, including relaxation is taught with participants sitting in chairs and may include the use of some props (bolsters or blocks)  in an effort to enhance the experience of movement. Relaxation, breathing, and meditation are also an integral part of this class.  The benefits of a chair yoga class for older adults are numerous and include:  Increased flexibility, strength and concentration.  The chair is used to support the student and provide a safe yoga experience.

Yin Yoga

The practice of yin yoga is an intensive stretch perfect for athletes and those who wish to target the deep connective tissues, ligaments and joints.  While initially this style of yoga can seem quite passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. Focusing on long-held floor poses combined with breath work and meditation, yin yoga goes beneath the superficial muscles to target the dense connective tissues of the body – often in the hips, pelvis, and low back – which are difficult to open and can result in both limited flexibility and stagnant energy.  This deep practice is gentle, yet intense, helping students not only to open the body, but also to cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation. You really need to try it to see what it is all about.  (All Levels)

Pranayama & Meditation

Yoga is more than just the poses.  In fact the asanas (yoga postures) are only one of 8 limbs of yoga as described by Pantanjali.  Come and experience the benefits and practice of Pranayama (Breathing exercises) and Meditation in this lovely class.   You will experience deep relaxation and a greater sense of well-being and nourishment for the whole self -body, mind and spirit.

Discover the power of the breath to heal, relax, and calm the nervous system or to invigorate, energize, refresh and rejuvenate!  Many people are surprised to experience  the dramatic effects of breath work for healing and wellness.
Meditation is a powerful tool for healing and wellness.  Many people have heard this or know it to be true but have difficulty beginning or maintaining a consistent practice.  Working with a qualified guide, you will allocate a sacred time and space for this work and experience the amazing benefits of your meditation practice.

Seniors  & Chair Yoga-Suitable for all levels:

(Also available: Wheelchair Yoga & Hospital Bed Yoga*)

Our seniors yoga classes are suitable for all levels including wheelchair yoga and yoga for palliative care (in hospital or bedside).
  • yoga program customized for senior’s health challenges, precautions and contraindications
  • postures modified to accommodate students needs
  • self massage and Laughter Yoga
  • pranayama for seniors
  • visualizations and meditation
  • spirituality and aging
  • specialty classes: Yoga for Arthritis, Heart Disease and depression
  • Yoga for Cardiac Rehab & COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • coping with disease-related pain
  • dementia/Alzheimers
  • palliative care
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