I provide personalized yoga instruction to the student who seeks a holistic practice that extends beyond fitness.
How it works
Our first session will be comprised of an assessment of where you are at with your yoga practice (if you have one), any physical limitations you may have, and your goals. Much of this information will be gleaned through a survey you’ll complete before our first session. We’ll follow this with a short practice and evaluation for moving forward.
Due to COVID-19, all sessions will occur via Zoom (or another video platform) until further notice.
You will need to provide your own props, but don’t worry about buying anything until after our initial session. I’ll give you suggestions for what to get and options for improvising with stuff you already have.
Background & qualifications
For me, yoga is a deeply personal and spiritual practice. While in the West we tend to associate yoga with asanas (postures) choreographed to music, I’ve always been drawn to yoga’s “other side”. My first taste of this ancient discipline came when I read the Bhagavad Gita in 1998, and later that year, the teachings of jnana yogi Jiddu Krishnamurti, that latter of which radically changed the trajectory of my life. In 2002, I took my first asana class taught by a lifelong student of the late B.K.S. Iyengar.
I’ve studied yoga intermittently over the years and in 2015, I completed a Yoga Alliance 200-hr teacher training program (with Nature Yoga at Reach Yoga). This allowed me to deepen my own practice and exposed me to Sivananda yoga, which I adopted for a time.
What I loved most about Sivananda yoga was its emphasis on lineage (tradition), pranayama (breathwork), set sequence of asanas, and belief that yoga could assist in bringing peace to the world. After details of a #metoo scandal involving its founder surfaced within the organization, however, I became disillusioned with the organization and abandoned my asana practice.
I continued to meditate, but my body craved movement. I explored other schools of yoga but struggled to find one that spoke to me, was lineage-based, and didn’t have a fallen guru (unfortunately, the global yoga community has been riddled with #metoo exposés).
Then, I discovered Akhanda Shakti yoga.
Akhanda Shakti is an integrative fusion rooted in tradition. It is the blend of two approaches. We are dedicated to the traditional ancient teachings of our lineage [Akhanda, Yogrishi Vishvketu’s approach]. We also commit to a re-wilding. To the liberation of the divine feminine.https://www.passionyogaschool.com/method
Akhanda Shakti ticked all the boxes, and I am now a student of its advanced 300-hr yoga teacher training program.
How I teach
That depends on you – I’m here to meet you where you’re at. Whether you have a goal in mind, are excited to dive deep into pranayama, or just want a luscious hour to stretch, I’d be honored to be your guide. Your personalized instruction will be based on a more traditional Hatha style of yoga and will include at least some of these elements:
- Asanas (postures)
- Pranayama (breath work)
- Fluid movement
- A yogic or Ayurvedic concept woven into your session and how it applies to modern life
Details & cost
Sessions last one hour, start and end promptly, and cost $100. Video sessions will be through Zoom unless you request Skype, Face Time, or Google. Payment is made at the time of scheduling via Venmo or Zelle.
If you must cancel your session, please provide at least 24-hrs notice via email ([email protected]). Cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to your session will be rescheduled; cancellations made with less than 24 hours prior to your session will be forfeited. No refunds will be issued.
Book your session (coming January 2021)
*I will begin accepting new clients after my advanced training is complete (January 2021).
If you have general questions, please complete the contact form below. I will respond as soon as possible (usually the same day).
If you are ready to book your first session, please complete this form (it’s required of all students even if we’ve communicated via email already). Thank you!