Private lessons are the traditional way to begin, refine, and deepen your yoga journey. A few lessons will be more cost effective than months of feeling unseen in group fitness classes.
Each private lesson is designed for your unique body, a journey I guide given your specific goals. We move at your ideal pace to bring you to a state of vibrant health on every level: mind, body, energy.
Teaching individuals has always been my love and expertise. It is the traditional method of learning classical Indian arts, allows an intelligent application of authentic yoga techniques, and creates a true student-teacher relationship.
Explore the traditional Yoga practice as taught by Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. These lessons teach the the Ashtanga Vinyasa sequences (First and Second series) as well as Patanjali’s philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga. The sequences create a balanced physical strength and flexibility while training steady, focused breath and mind. Great for beginners who want to learn an authentic yoga asana practice, as well as yogis ready to level-up from studio vinyasa classes.
Rooted in tradition but with an eye to breaking the rules, these creative lessons teach Vinyasa yoga to complement and prepare you for studio classes as well as at-home practice. We can practice Rocket Vinyasa, learning lightness in movement (bandhas), creative opening of the body, and powerful postures not taught in typical group settings. Alternatively, I can design vinyasa sequences to specifically complement your current athletics/workouts.
At its origin, Yoga was designed to be a practice for stilling, calming, and balancing the mind. Recently, studies have shown that yoga practice, guided by an expert teacher, alleviates the mental pain of depression, anxiety, anger, and overall stress.
These therapeutic lessons focus on Yoga and Buddhism techniques, integrated with my background in Psychology and Neuroscience (Duke + Georgetown Universities). You will learn effective methods to incorporate into your daily life, complementing any existing medical therapies. Our time will include both in-person guided meditation as well as personalized yoga asana. Benefits will include naturally calmer, clearer thinking throughout the day, a more balanced emotional life, and more restful nights’ sleep.
The practice of yoga restores each of us to a place of youthful energy, curiosity, and resilience in both body and mind. When we deemphasize the athletic aspect of asana, we can focus on proprioception/pratyahara to enhance the restorative and rejuvenating elements of the full eight-limb yoga practice.
These lessons will focus on healing the body-mind and counteracting the effects of aging, with special attention to toning the core and decompressing the spine. We will draw on my studies of Iyengar yoga, Yin yoga, Pilates, and Buddhism. You will feel the effects both immediately as well as over time as a lighter, taller body and a sustained, joyous energy for all that you do.
Ayurveda consultations for diet/lifestyle are included with these lessons.