Journaling

A journal is an inward focused reflection where you can explore parts of yourself and where those parts can answer back.  Journaling is an incredible way to relieve stress because it gives you and outlet for your emotions, thoughts, and anxieties, and space that allows you to express yourself honestly and completely without worry about anyone else’s judgment, nagging, or criticism. 

William James, a well-known psychologist and philosopher, once said, “If you can change your mind, you can change your life.” Journaling provides a constant reminder that we are in control of our own lives. Sometimes, life happens so fast that sometimes we don’t take the time to pause and reflect.  

Journaling allows us to see how we’ve changed over time. It provides us with a record of mistakes we’ve made the things we’ve learned from those mistakes.  It celebrates our accomplishments and reminds us how hard we worked to achieve our goals. As long as we journal, no matter where we go in life, we know that we will grow, because we will reflect and learn and avoid past mistakes and replicate behaviors that have lead us to success.

Asana 

Yoga is all about starting from where you are. There are so many types of exercises you can enjoy, it doesn’t have to be strenuous or hard. In fact, as a Registered Yoga Teacher, I offer several different types of private yoga sessions. You don’t have to be extremely flexible, super thin, or exercise regularly to start Yoga.

Exercise, yes the “E word”, does way more than help you look and feel good. Studies have shown that people who exercise on a regular basis have a lower risk of depression and anxiety as well as heightened moods.

Whether you are looking to address your unique needs, work towards your specific health goals, or simply experience an introduction to yoga and meditation in a friendly manner, personalize yoga coaching sessions give you the best opportunity to access the many benefits of yoga and meditation.  

Meditation

Mindfulness meditation creates positive changes in your brain.

Mindfulness means intentionally paying attention to your present-moment experience with mindful attitudes such as acceptance, curiosity, self-compassion, and openness.

Mindfulness meditation can be done for less than 5 minutes all the way up to about 45 minutes.   The meditation involves practicing a technique, such as focusing on your breath, body, or sounds.  

Yoga tai chi, or other mind-body disciplines that are done with a full mindful awareness can also be classified as mindfulness meditation. 

Everyday mindfulness involves living in a mindful way. Each time you do an activity, if you intentionally give the process you full attention with mindful attitudes like curiosity and openness (this can also be called detachment or stepping back), you also enhance your brain’s mindfulness.  

 Everyday mindfulness can be practice at any time in your daily life.  You can do mindful eating, mindful walking, and even simply mindful breathing while you are waiting in line somewhere.    

WHY PRIVATE LESSONS?

When we work privately, you will learn to support you body, mind, and spirit in a way that best fits your life and goals.

Your private lesson can be focused on any of the following

  • Yoga 101:Introductory class with overview of yoga and its history.

    • What you’ll get: A good stretch, potentially some quiet time for meditation or contemplation and some strength 

    • Great for: Beginners and individuals who are looking to take it slow.  

  • Broga (Yoga for Men) is a yoga class geared for men (where it’s okay if you can’t touch your toes) 

    • What you’ll get: Strong, energetic, and challenging, Broga combines the best core-strengthening, muscle-toning, cardio-working, stress-reducing, clarity-enhancing yoga postures with functional fitness exercises for an amazing workout.

    • Great for: Every “body,” from the beginner yogi to the professional athlete

  • Restorative Yoga– A very gentle form of yoga that encourages stretching through long holds and the use of many props.  

    • What you’ll get: A great stretch and stress-relief

    • Great for: Individuals looking to relax, stretch and relieve stress 

  • Yin Yoga– A gentle style of yoga that concentrates on holding poses for long periods of time to stretch the fascia and muscle tissue rather than the muscle itself.

    • What you’ll get: A very relaxing, deep stretch

    • Great for: Athletes looking to recover after a hard workout or training and individuals looking for deep relaxation.  

  • Mindfulness Meditation 101: Stress relieving tool to help you to intentionally pay attention to your present-moment experience with mindful attitudes such as acceptance, curiosity, self-compassion, and openness.  

    • What you’ll get: Increased clarity, Alertness and focus

    • Great for: Individuals looking to reduce anxiety and stress.