Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have the undivided attention of your yoga teacher? A private session can give you just that! It’s a great chance to work on something specific or to be open to what your teacher may have noticed that you could use work on.
It’s a chance for guidance on a wide range of specific subjects. I’ve recently had students take private sessions with me to get a home practice started and to just begin exploring whether or not yoga was for them. Sometimes jumping right in to a class can be intimidating. With a private session you can get a feel for whether or not this might be something you’d like to try in a class setting.
I also have private students that use private sessions as a supplement to classes because they have specific health needs. This allows them to focus on what they really need for healing with the undivided attention of a teacher to guide them. It allows them to really learn what works well for them so they can take it home with them in a meaningful way and participate in classes in a way that is optimal for their specific challenges.
Here are some other things that a private yoga session might provide:
- Learn even more about your body and become aware of its strengths and weaknesses.
- Receive personalized attention to refine alignment and understanding of poses.
- Work specifically on poses where you are challenged and could benefit from extra guidance.
- Target specific areas of the body that you’d like to strengthen.
- Find ways to improve your specific lifestyle and wellness concerns such as anxiety, pain, diet, insomnia, depression, stress management, fear etc. through yogic teachings.
- Assist in recovery from injury, surgery or other trauma or illness.
- Take your practice to a new level.
- Ask the questions that you just aren’t able to ask in a class setting.
- Receive personalized guidance to open up to possibilities you may not have even considered.
Private sessions are scheduled on an individual basis and may take place at the studio or in the privacy of your own home. Contact Jessica for more information or to schedule an appointment!
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Yin Yoga is becoming one of our most popular classes at the studio and for good reason! Yin gives you a chance to slow down and really listen to your body as you hold one of approximately 25 poses for 3-5 minutes. The perfect balance to our more active Yang practice! Read this article for more about Yin Yoga and then check it out at the studio for yourself!
I’ve been sharing this quote I found on a friend’s Facebook page with my students this week:
Not everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. -Albert Einstein
Now if there’s a guy that knows about geniuses, Einstein is probably it! I was really struck by this quote because how many times in our daily lives do we compare ourselves to someone or something else and put ourselves down because we don’t measure up? How many times have you looked outside and passed judgement on yourself because you thought, in comparison to Person X you …
aren’t as good a Mother?
aren’t as good a Father?
aren’t as good a Husband?
aren’t as good a Wife?
aren’t as good a Parent?
aren’t as good a Cook?
aren’t thin enough?
aren’t tall enough?
aren’t creative enough?
aren’t as good a Yogi (cause obviously I’m not as good a yogi as Person X because they can stand on their head for hours without even trying and I can’t!)?
But the real question is,
Why pass these judgements on ourselves? How does that serve us? Certainly we want to find ourselves challenged in this life. We don’t grow or move forward without challenge. But why is it necessary to judge? Why can we find the celebration in what is for ourselves? Why not honor our own unique path and find celebration in our own journey?
Yoga teaches us that we are all born from perfection. We simply strive to be even more perfect in this life. What better opportunity to celebrate our perfection than on the mat/chair?! We can use our practice to turn compassion towards ourselves and celebrate the things we *can* do while knowing that maybe that headstand will be easier tomorrow if we continue to practice. We can find an opportunity to celebrate what is, rather than lament what might be. And if we practice it on the mat/chair, we’ll be more able to find that compassion for ourselves the next time we’re out in the world and find ourselves in a situation that challenges our self image.
You have been given the great gift of a body to serve you as you move through this life. Yes, it may challenge you now and then, but where would you be without it?? If you can breathe, you’re already ahead of the game. Honor and celebrate what you are, because not everyone can climb a tree, but some of us can swim like a fish!