What if I can’t get to the floor?
Easy enough. We start from where you are most comfortable. We can work from a chair or a massage table. One of the things we can work on is improving your ability to get down to and up from the floor with greater ease and confidence.
I’ve never been good at Yoga. I can’t meditate. Can it still work for me?
Sometimes you have to hear this one a few times for it to sink in…yoga isn’t something to get or be good at. It isn’t about flexibility or always being ‘peaceful’. Yoga is a process of getting and being more integrated – mind, body, spirit – more integrated with the world around you.
What should I wear?
Please come as you are. Wear comfortable, easy to move in clothing, bare or socked feet are best. even jeans will work. Remember, we’re adapting the yoga to meet you exactly where and how you are.
Do I need anything?
You don’t need to go shopping.
clothing: think comfortable, easy to move in.
yoga mat: I have a large one at the office; however you may want one at home. Mats do provide a clean non-skid surface. You may also use a blanket or towel instead when kneeling or reclining on the floor.
a notebook, journal: a spot to take notes for yourself. could be on your computer. why? it helps us to note how you are doing along the way, what aspects of practice appeal to you, which do you avoid — thoughts, realisations and questions…
How many sessions will it take?
I don’t know. Yoga doesn’t really work like that. Remember you are learning something new that is highly personalized. It depends on many things, like why your are scheduling. Are you looking for relief from anxiety or pain ? or progressing your home practice? After the first session you will have learned a few things to support you and have a better sense of how you’d like to proceed. Typically committing to 3 sessions can help get you on your way. Some clients come weekly, others start with weekly and then move to twice a week, or monthly.
How’s it work long distance?
We’ll make arrangements for a video call . Although it is ideal to meet in person, it isn’t always an option. We can work it out – skype, zoom, and facetime have all worked.