PRIVATE ONLINE INSTRUCTION
Yoga Therapy, Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation
Styles available for Instruction
Yoga Therapy - Yoga therapists prescribe specific regimens of postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to suit individual needs. ... Yoga comprises a wide range of mind/body practices, from postural and breathing exercises to deep relaxation and meditation. Yoga therapy tailors these to the health needs of the individual.
Adaptive/Therapeutic/Rehabilitation/Modified - The goal of adaptive yoga is not only to modify yoga poses but to use yoga as a tool to improve mobility, function, and quality of life. The best way to build confidence and trust in your body after disability is to be mindful of and actively observe progress. In this vein, it is crucial to adapt and modify poses to your specific capabilities. Imagine being asked to perform a task or movement that you know your body can never do; the instinct is to give up. But when you are given the tools and knowledge to achieve your goals, despite the challenges, your motivation increases, and with it, your confidence.
Chair - Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support. It is beneficial if you have limited mobility or if you want to practice yoga while at work.
Mat Only - For those who have issues with balance, standing, sitting, bed ridden, and with brain injuries.
Meditation - Involves invoking and cultivating a feeling or internal state.
Mindfulness - A mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
Breath-work - Refers to any type of breathing exercises or techniques. People often perform them to improve mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. During breath-work you intentionally change your breathing pattern. There are many forms of breath-work therapy that involve breathing in a conscious and systematic way.
Wheelchair - The ultimate focus of wheelchair yoga is for an individual to try and stretch their body to the maximum ability, with respect to their own physical limitations.
Braces/AFO/Shoes On - Yoga that supports the supportive braces and shoes you need to wear.
Restorative - A therapeutic style of yoga which utilizes props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses, and thus, surrender to the pose. Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total relaxation. The more your body is supported in the poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. Relaxation is a state in which there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet. Typically, Restorative poses are sustained for ten minutes or for as long as you are comfortable.
Seniors - Hatha yoga, restorative yoga, and yoga with chair exercises are usually more suitable for older adults because they are slower paced. They involve holding poses for longer periods of time.
Hatha - Traditional Hatha Yoga is a holistic yogic path, including moral disciplines, physical postures (asana), purification procedures (shatkriya), poses (mudra), yogic breathing (pranayama), and meditation.
Vinyasa Flow - Vinyasa Yoga is characterized by a focus on vinyasa, or a dynamic connecting posture, that creates a flow between the more static traditional yoga postures. Vinyasa translates as linking and the system also implies the linking of the movement to the breath. Essentially the breath dictates the movement and the length of time held in the postures. Unlike some Hatha yoga styles, attention is also placed on the journey between the postures not just the postures themselves.
Core Strengthening - Yoga designed to strengthen abdominals and back and includes both abs-focused Vinyasa power yoga poses and variations of muscle-toning moves.
Anusara - A school of hatha yoga which unifies a life-affirming Shiva-Shakti Tantric philosophy of intrinsic goodness with Universal Principles of Alignment.
Kriya - Emphasizes the relationship between breath and mind; the breath influences the mind and vice-versa.
Kundalini - A system of exercises and meditations which provide extensive benefits for personal spiritual growth as well as improving mental and physical well-being.
Partnered - An accelerated path to experience directly the root principle of Yoga - union. To experience union, we relax into the present moment and our individual presence. From this primary connection with ourselves, we realize our essential sameness and unity with others.
Tantra - Breathing techniques, positions and communication skills that will add to your experience spiritually and bring more pleasure into the union if a partner is involved. Learn about having an experience of the flow of sexual and spiritual energy in your body/bodies and share that with all involved.
Chakras - Energy centers along the spine located at major branchings of the human nervous system, beginning at the base of the spinal column and moving upward to the top of the skull.
Mantra - A sound, syllable, word, or group of words that are considered capable of "creating transformation" (cf. spiritual transformation).
Mudra - A spiritual gesture and an energetic seal of authenticity.
"Devoted to your practice."