In these modern times where busyness, rushing around and distraction rule, it’s hard to find the time to be still and reconnect. We’re under siege by interruptions.
Yoga is an ancient practice used to journey inward, find inner peace and an increasingly popular way to counter the busyness.
But where do we begin when we are new to yoga?
Group yoga classes in large studios can seem daunting, and indeed, can be the worst possible place for a beginner to get started with their practice. Because there is a room full of students and just one teacher, the new student’s needs can easily be overlooked, bad habits can form, and even injuries can occur. New students often end up in the wrong type of class to start—one that isn’t appropriate for their skill and knowledge level. This often leaves students discouraged and ultimately leads to them giving up on yoga.
The style of yoga I teach is a completely unique blend of action and non-action, balancing yin and yang in your practice that you won’t find anywhere else.
This is accessible for every single individual, regardless of experience, age, physical ailments or restrictions. I specialize in one-on-one therapeutic, gentle and prenatal yoga, and incorporate restorative yoga, yin yoga, gentle yoga, guided meditations and breathwork into these private one-on-one yoga sessions. We’ll incorporate gentle stretching and use yoga props to rest the body, opening not only muscles but also connective tissue and fascia.
In private, one-on-one sessions in my West Hartford yoga studio, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to grow.
I’m able to address your specific needs in a way that group classes cannot. I continually check in to make sure that we’re addressing those needs each time you come in for a session, and we modify or adjust your practice accordingly. I’ll guide you in your practice to discover what your body truly needs for its deepest healing.
If you stick with it, you’ll soon discover that yoga is an amazing tool for healing on an emotional, physical, and spiritual level.
One-on-one yoga instruction ensures that you are getting exactly what you need. I’ll hold the space, share extensive lived experience and knowledge to guide you as you discover your own path of healing. I provide meditations, stretches and breathing exercises that can be done at home to enhance your practice.
Unrealistic expectations, looking for a quick fix, and self-sabotage often get in the way of people’s follow-through and success with change in their lives.
I know from experience that it’s easier to fall back into old patterns than it is to move forward out of one’s comfort zone. Lasting change comes from a daily investment and commitment to health. Genuine healing takes time, and that’s why I recommend at least weekly sessions for 6-8 weeks for all of my students. Beyond that, supplementing an at-home practice with a weekly or bi-weekly session is most beneficial.
Your health is an investment, not an expense!
It’s time to put your needs first and take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself will not only benefit you, it will benefit the others in your life in a positive way.