Adaptive yoga aims to bring the benefit of yoga to all people. Using a gradient approach includes beginning with a version of a posture that is accessible to everyone, with the option of expanding on the pose if it suits you. It's possible to have a full practice even if you're challenged by illness, injury, pain or limited mobility. Some of the physical benefits of yoga include building strength and flexibility, strengthening the core, protecting the spine, increasing circulation of blood and lymph boosting immunity and helping you to sleep better. In addition, a yoga practice offers much more than physical strength and flexibility. I work with my students and clients in exploring the deeper benefits of yoga. Including meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques) in your practice can also lead to deeper self-awareness, healing and a sense of wholeness. The word asana, most commonly thought of as the physical postures of yoga, originally referred to the seat on which the yoga practitioner sits for meditation and the inner work initiated through the discipline of yoga.
I'm passionate about the importance of self-care and know the value of a home practice. I offer private yoga sessions for the purpose of creating a yoga practice tailored to the needs of your body and with your preferences in mind. During our session we'll do yoga and design a home practice which may include postures, pranayama and meditation. We can also explore why you want to start (or maintain) a home practice and how to be most successful in finding a rhythm and routine that works. Private sessions include a written yoga practice and a 20-minute follow-up phone call to support you and answer any questions you have. To schedule a private session please complete the private yoga session request and I'll respond by phone or email within 24 hours.