A public class doesn’t always answer your questions.
Sometimes, it’s a private lesson that will serve you best.
Walking into a public space and being next to someone who has practiced for years can be intimidating, let alone determining what pants to wear, what Uttanasana means, and whether or not its ok to rest in the middle of class.
We can prepare you for that endeavor by establishing movement and breath patterns common to most public classes, and finding your unique variation of different kinds of postures - seated, standing, twists, backbends, forward folds, and more.
Is there a specific asana, sequence, or transition you want to practice or receive feedback on? A sacred text you’d like to explore more deeply? Something in-between?
We can do that. This is your time, so it’s all about what you’d like to get out of it. From philosophy to anatomy, we have a teacher who can help.
Don’t have time to make it to the studio a few times a week? No problem.
If you have enough space to roll out your mat, personalized class plans will give you the freedom to work with your schedule in a fluid, realistic manner.
Based on your needs, we can create one, three, five, or ten separate class plans of varying lengths between 15-75 minutes. We will then send you the PDFs and audio or video files for your indefinite use.
If you are a teacher and feeling a lull in inspiration, we can provide templates or specific plans to help you see from another point of view, deepen your knowledge, and build your skill set.
Pranayama and Meditation
Yoga isn’t always about the physical, and subtle exercises can feel overwhelming if you are new to them. Let us help you through the nuances and get you ready for your own practice.
Pranayama, or breath work, will connect you to your subtle body, and it can reduce anxiety, increase motivation, improve circulation, and more.
Meditation improves concentration, reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression, lessons pain and perceived difficulty, builds up parts of the brain associated with learning and memory, and increases quality of life - to name just a few benefits.
Often referred to as core work, yet this is a great disservice to a practice committed to building strength, endurance, synchronization, and flexibility from the inside out.
The focus is to stabilize from abdominal muscles and simultaneously work into end-range-of-motion strength.
Professional athletes find Pilates to be incredibly effective cross-training, and those rehabilitating injury find it therapeutic enough to aid their healing process.
While we are classically trained, we also incorporate certain evolved work to best meet the needs of our students.
Joseph Pilates created plenty of apparatuses to best suit his students needs.
The mat exercises can’t always best serve the strength you want to build or range of motion goals you wish to pursue. We can guide you through reformer exercises to create more power, establish more length, and build more stamina.