“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
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Private yoga appointments provide opportunity to work one on one with a qualified, experienced yoga teacher to pinpoint and address your specific needs. Heartwood teachers are all seasoned professionals with an RYT-500 or higher certification, as well as additional training in the fields of bodywork, energy healing and therapy, promising your appointment will be productive and specialized.
Private yoga appointments are typically one hour and will include a yoga lesson geared to your needs, with recommendations and dialogue to help you better understand and integrate yoga into your life and daily routine. Hands on adjustments, modifications and a selection of postures and practices designed for your circumstances make the session informative and targeted to your needs. Private appointments not only offer a practice perfectly designed for one's body and issues, but helps a student learn about alignment and ways to protect or enhance the yoga practice for their body-type and stage in life. This heightened, personalized information can be carried into group practices or a home practice for a safe and productive ongoing relationship with yoga.
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Yoga Therapy is a personalized appointment with a certified IAYT Yoga Therapist designed to help individuals address specific issues for physical and emotional healing, pain management or finding peace with dis-ease. Issues addressed in yoga therapy include depression, addiction, grief or loss of purpose, as well as addressing physical injuries or illness. Yoga therapy addresses the full mind/body experience integrating yoga philosophy, meditation and physical asana to heal the mind, body & spirit. Please note that there is a difference between a private yoga class and a formal yoga therapy session. A yoga private session tends to focus on teaching various yoga methods in a correct and appropriate way to offer the student a personalized practice. The yoga therapy appointment seeks to clarify what might be causing an adverse health condition and provides tools to empower clients to take an active role in their self-care using the tools of yoga.
The yoga therapy appointment begins with an interview/assessment to determine the needs of the student . Together the client and yoga therapist will establish appropriate goals, develop a practice intervention and chose yoga techniques that will specifically benefit the individual. The session will include one hour of physical yoga & meditation practice, followed by discussion and counseling and may include suggested work for the student to do between appointments, such as journaling exercises or daily practices to help them progress with their treatment.A treatment plan is suggested after the first or second session, when the therapist and client have time to properly consider what and how to proceed to find a state of wholeness.
Yoga therapy usually requires ongoing sessions to fully embrace the healing effects of yoga. Please consider that at least 5 or ten sessions are usually required to see any measurable shifts in your health and wellness.
If you have questions about the "tools of yoga" please take our free The Eight Limbs of Yoga online course to consider if an integrated approach to yoga might be a helpful path for you and your health and wellness goals.
Ginny Shaddock: Ginny is the resident yoga therapist at Heartwood. She is an ERYT-500 Yoga teacher and certified IAYT Yoga Therapist, Reiki master and a journal therapist with an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University, and a BA from Eckerd College. She has been the director of several yoga schools, and a yoga teacher specializing in teacher training and therapy for well over a decade. For more information on her experience and background, see her bio on the Heartwood Director page.