- Yoga therapy
- Ashtanga vinyasa yoga (as taught by Sri.K.Pattabhi Jois)
- Tips and techniques – arm balances, backbends, pelvic floor power, postural alignment of asana and more
- Yoga teacher mentoring
During a private consultation I will treat you with care and consideration. I will observe, experience and assess your body and energy in order to design an appropriate practice for you. We will go over your health questionniare and I will listening attentively to your needs. From this point we can start the process toward devising a practice or therapy program.
The practice will target natural recuperative powers to specific systems of the body.
A practice might include some or all of the tools of yoga including movement, breath, chanting, visualization and meditation.
In practice, this involves systematically using breath and movement to strengthen, stretch and stabilize the muscular-skeletal system, pacify and deepen respiratory rhythms, improve circulation, internal physiology and balance emotions.
In time, the practice will be amended in accordance with the circumstances and progress of the individual.
To be assured of gaining the benefits of yoga a commitment to daily practice is necessary. One of the benefits of yoga therapy, and of having a personal practice, is that it enables a person to choose to take responsibility for his or her own health. However, to experience the profound benefits of a practice, it must be practised regularly.
Once we have established a practice appropriate to meet with me from time to time, to check you are practicing correctly and to update it in accordance with changes as they take place. The number of sessions required will depend on your situation and needs. To start with a few sessions over the first month, then less frequently as the practice progresses.
Another element, not to be neglected, may be examining behaviors and attitudes that contribute to undesirable conditions and then cultivating a practice to support movement in the desired direction. This work can overlap and complement Western disciplines of physical therapy, psychotherapy, medicine and chiropractory. Prior experience with Yoga is not required.
I can not take students in acute pain. For any therapeutic visits, students are encouraged to first consult with their physician for the suitability of mild to moderate breath and movement exercises. Use your own common sense.
Clarifying intentions and setting goals
Many of the benefits of yoga are subjective and, therefore, difficult to measure. There are, however, objective benefits that can be quantified as well. Exploring your emotional, physical and pyschological perspective before you start this practice, is therefore useful. You may very well find improvement in areas you considered unchangable. Plan to be surprised.
An ideal is to have both objective goals that can be easily monitored and subjective goals that are best evaluated by psychological factors:
- Improving posture
- Increasing strength, flexibility/joint freedom
- Digestive health
- Managing stress/anxiety – the “noise” in your head
- Emotional release or increased clarity around your purpose on the planet!!!!