1. I'm interested in yoga therapy, but I'm afraid that I'm not flexible enough.
Yoga therapy is for everyone. Flexibility, strength, balance - physical and emotional - come with time and practice. As TKV Desikachar writes in The Heart of Yoga: "We begin where we are and how we are, and whatever happens, happens."
2. How long will it take for me to see results?
You will see improvements in your stress level, physical health, sleep, and breathing within the first weeks. Over time and with consistent practice, these changes will be maintained as well as enabling other benefits, such as increased self-confidence, better relationships, and improved self-awareness.
3. How much will yoga therapy cost?
The cost of a yoga therapy session is $65 per hour. I have lowered the fee as of January 2013, in order to broaden the availability and affordability of the practice. Consider that the cost of a monthly yoga one-on-one class - which is an investment in your health - costs less, figured per day, than the cup of coffee that many of us take for granted!
4. Can you give me more information about the process?
While each student's situation and therapy needs are individual, here are some general guidelines regarding frequency and number of classes to anticipate.
In general, I meet with a student for an assessment, and then two more classes, in the first six weeks. Most students continue to follow up with me every six to eight weeks. This provides an opportunity to refine, deepen, and adjust your yoga practice.
3. What do I need to do yoga?
All that you need are loose, comfortable clothing and a clean area to practice in. We recommend that you place either a rug or yoga mat on the floor and have a blanket available to sit on. But there is no need to purchase special clothing or equipment.
4. Will yoga conflict with my religious practice?
No, yoga will not conflict. In fact, students often find that yoga provides a way to connect more deeply with their faith.
6. What style of yoga do you teach?
I teach in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and study with teachers from the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation. My mentor is Kate Holcombe, director of Healing Yoga Foundation San Francisco; I study chant with Chase Bossart. Both Chase and Kate are longtime students of TKV Desikachar, son of T. Krishnamacharya.