Willow Glen Yoga

Willow Glen Yoga

2 employees
23 years in business

About this pro

22 Years in service to the Bay Area community

We fit the practice to the individual needs of each student. We teach Yoga as a tool for balance and well being not as a goal oriented physical workout. Yoga is art and science as it is taught at Willow Glen Yoga.

Classes 7 days a week. Focused workshop with world class senior instructors.

We teach a wide variety of styles and lineages of hatha Yoga

Owner and founder Kent Bond has 25 years teaching experience. He is RYT 500 certified through Yoga Alliance and leads teacher trainings throughout the world.

Private lessons are a specialty where assessments are made so he can customize the propeer postues, breathing techniques and diet of movement to allow people to live better in their bodies.

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San Jose, CA 95125
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First lesson is spent assessing and diagnosing the students physical acumen, limitations or past injuries. From there we proceed to an in depth exploration into breathing mechanics. Then we look at range of movement. After the initial assessment we look for the proper prescrition of yoga postures to move the individual into balance and a living pain free. Through the consistet practice of the poses strength and flexibility are improved with attention to bio-mechanical alignment with attention to the breath. The goal is to provide the foundation and tools to enable the student to attend of regular yoga classes safely.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Kent has multiple certifications in Yoga, advanced techniques and energy work. He has an intimate grasp of anatomy and makes the practice available on a person to person basis.

He has a masters degree in fine art and uses his aethetic eye to "read" bodies and trouble shoot the specific limitations of each client and offer methodologies that allow the  student to invest in their own self care and healing. He also has certification in Body Logic, Yoga Tune Up and Therapy Ball self massage.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Private sessions run $115 per hour.

$175 per hour for duets (two people)

Group rates on request

How did you get started teaching?

I came to Yoga looking for relief of chronic low back pain. Through Yoga I was able to explore and navigate a holistic practice that served my temperment and continues to let me live pain free.

What types of students have you worked with?

All types.

Young , old, middle aged. Athletes, post surgical patients. Dancers, runners, kids. People in chronic pain.

Rotator cuff injuries and surgeries, ACL and miniscus surgeries.

I help people augment physical therapy and heal faster.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently led a "Pose 4 a Purpose" benefit event at our center Willow Glen Yoga for the honorable Cancer Carepoint organization. We had over 20 participants and raised over $2000 for their programs.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a teacher who is older and has had a lot of injuries. 

Their level of knowledge and expertise will serve you well!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should assess themselves and decide what it is they really want to accomplish through hiring a teacher.

Taking an honest inventory can save a lot of time and expense.

Are they committed to continue the work and remain open minded to what might be new ways of working.