What props do I need?
The following props are required for Private Yoga Therapy and available during in person sessions:
- One 8 ft. yoga strap
- Two 9″ x 6″ x 4″ yoga blocks
- At least two yoga blankets or other relatively firm blankets or beach towels
Virtual clients – Prop sets that include 2 blocks and a strap are usually available on Amazon for $20 or less. Feel free to ask me for recommendations.
While not required, these props are also recommended for group classes, especially Yoga Stretch for Runners and Yoga Posture Q&A. If you choose not to purchase props, please bring substitutes like a belt and firm boxes or stacks of books.
What we will do during a Private Yoga Therapy session?
I won’t know what exactly we’re going to do until we’re together. Sessions can vary significantly from person to person and among sessions with the same person. What I can say is that it’s my intention to meet you and your needs where they are each and every time we’re together. If you’re not sure whether Private Yoga Therapy is right for you please contact me. In discussing whether or not it’s a good fit, I will likely ask you what you’re hoping to get out of it and what you’re afraid it could be.
What COVID precautions are you taking?
- Masks are required for in person sessions.
- Outside sessions are an option if the weather is nice. Let me know if this is of interest to you.
- You are welcome to bring your own props to in person sessions. I cannot guarantee that blankets will be washed between each use.
- Online sessions are available via Zoom.
- For the time being, I am allowing no fee cancellations right up to the time of your session. If you aren’t feeling well we can easily reschedule or move to Zoom.
What yoga experience do I need before starting Private Yoga Therapy or a group class?
Those with absolutely no experience, the beginning-est of the beginners, yes, even you can sign up for Private Yoga Therapy or Gentle Movement + Yoga Nidra right now. No yoga experience is required for any of the other group classes either. I do ask that, for all other group classes, you be able to move between sitting, kneeling and standing without pain or discomfort. I don’t mean you need to pass through yoga poses to get there or do anything else fancy. I just mean that if I say, “Okay, let’s go ahead and stand up now,” you’re able to do that easily.
What should I wear?
First and foremost, wear clothing you’re comfortable being and moving in. I do pay close attention to the way you’re moving, especially during Private Yoga Therapy, and clothing can make it easier or harder to make observations. To the extent that you’re comfortable, choose form fitting clothing. I also find it easier to see movement in shorts/capris and short sleeves/sleeveless tops than it is with pants and long sleeve shirts. Wear warmer clothes for Gentle Movement + Yoga Nidra since the body temperature will drop and it’s less critical that I see how you’re moving.