Maybe you like the idea of yoga but aren’t sure it’s for you. Maybe you have a bum knee, a stiff back, or can’t touch your toes. Maybe you’ve never seen anyone with your body type or skin color doing yoga. Maybe you’re worried about making safe modifications and keeping up with the class.
I hear you, and I’ve got you.
Maybe you’re an experienced yogi, but you’re not enjoying your practice right now, or have hit a plateau. Your aches and pains aren’t going away like you hoped. Maybe you’re coming back from an injury.
I hear you, and I’ve got you.
You need a teacher who can be present and really see where you are right now, and I would love to be that person for you. When you have the opportunity to do a customized practice, your understanding of the poses and movements, and your sense of well-being will increase immensely. That’s why I’m offering private sessions for people like you.
What people are saying:
Rachel is the rare yoga teacher who emphasizes the importance of finding a sense of ease and joy while doing yoga, and to respect one’s own body and limits… This is a teacher who believes in my ability to deeply listen to my own body and bring about my own well-being and peace.– Michelle
Ready to join me?
So how does it work?
In an online private session, we’ll meet for an hour over Zoom to do a practice designed just for you. We’ll start with small movements to assess your movement patterns and build your awareness of how you’re moving and feeling. Based on your goals and what we notice during these early phases, I’ll then work with you to build a practice that supports you to move better and feel better.
What is yoga therapy?
How does this look in practice?
You will learn a balanced approach to healthy movement and yoga postures that may include: building strength, observing how your joints are moving, and applying what you learn about smaller movements to yoga poses for greater mobility, stability, and ease.
You will work in other parts of the body that affect the region we are focused on (for example, if we are working on hips, we will also likely look at the feet).
You will check in with your body and communicate what you’re experiencing. I will guide you through using your body’s innate feedback system to customize your practice.
You will observe how you are moving in and out of poses so that you never arrive in a place of tension or discomfort while doing the practice.
You will have your wisdom and experience honored – you will be in charge of your own body and will make choices that feel safe, along with my guidance.
And therefore, you will experience an approach where we explore multiple options to find the one that works best for you.
This may not be a good fit if you are looking for:
- A lot of passive stretching
- A focus on the aesthetics of the poses
- A dogmatic one-sided approach to the practice
- A class where you are told what to do and are not asked for your input
As someone who acquired hip issues from yoga, Rachel’s descriptions of hip position and movement have been so helpful! I spent several years wondering if I would be able to practice yoga again without causing further damage. Rachel’s clear and thoughtful instruction has given me new insights on how to practice while protecting my injuries and regaining my strength.– Marisa
Free Consultation Appointments
Many clients have questions about private yoga therapy and whether it’s right for them. That’s why I offer a free online consultation appointment – no obligation to sign up. In your 20-minute consultation, you will:
- Share your unique goals, dreams, obstacles, and/or concerns.
- Receive an initial assessment of your movement patterns.
- Get answers to your questions about private yoga and yoga therapy sessions.
Let’s talk yoga! Click below to reserve your spot.
How many sessions do I need, and what does it cost?
If your goal is to get personalized feedback, support, or instruction about one specific area such as: how to do a particular pose or poses, adapting your postural yoga practice for a particular injury or limitation, using a particular prop, or getting started with yoga practice as a beginner, a single session may be sufficient.
A single session includes:
- One hour of time reserved just for you (or you and a friend)
- Written notes from our session within 3 days to help you remember what we covered
- A personalized action plan to continue working on on your own if you wish
The cost for a single session is $100.
If your goal is to change your movement patterns, reduce pain or other symptoms, or make other substantive long-term changes, I recommend starting with a package of 5 sessions done every week to two weeks. Some people will feel complete after these five sessions, and others will want to continue to consolidate improvements and discover what more is possible. This usually looks like an additional 5 sessions, which can be spaced out more for a total of 3-4 months of work.
A package of 5 private sessions costs $375, which is a 25% discount from the single-session fee.
Here’s an example of the results my clients are getting during their first five weeks of sessions:
Working with Rachel has changed the way I notice how I’m moving, and how I listen to my body. I was able to go for a walk while wearing my giant 3-year-old in a carrier on my back with ZERO pain for the first time in years!– Rachelle
Special offer: Spring Tune-Up Packages! For a limited time get 3 one-hour sessions for just $150. This is perfect for anyone who wants to try out yoga therapy, for former clients who need a quick tune-up, for folks who are just feeling a little creaky, or to address very specific questions such as how to get started as a beginner, how to use a particular prop, or how to adapt your practice for an injury. One Spring Tune-Up Package per customer.
Not sure which is best? Need a payment plan or want to space sessions out more than is recommended? Want to practice with a friend or partner? A free consultation is a great way to address your specific concerns before you book!
Still have questions?