Very Near Yoga Studio

Very Near Yoga Studio


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Personal instruction in small group classes (maximum 8 students) emphasis on alignment & balance.

Props provided for assistance in poses that present difficulty (chairs, blocks, bolsters, etc)

Students are providing the opportunity for me to do the purposeful work of restoration of their health & wellbeing (and mine!).

The Very Near Yoga Studio was established in Wilmington DE in 1998 with an inspiration & guidance from BKS Iyengar and his senior teachers. I have the Yoga Alliance "Experienced 500 hour Teacher" status and have been teaching continuously since 1995.

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Wilmington, DE 19806
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Asking about general health & individual goals that pertain to yoga as therapy.

Student's previous experience is inquired about but made clear that the process is always a new beginning that will be about a 3 year period of self inquiry before moving beyond "beginner level".  

As our classes involve the use of props, the new student will not have to worry about their lack of balance or flexibility & might begin with "chair" yoga poses. 

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

Continuing education includes workshop level professional trainings with senior teachers from the IYNAUS (Iyengar Yoga Association of the United States).

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

All classes: $22 for 90 minutes+

8 week Series is recommended

Drop-in classes only for continuing students

Private instruction: $90/90 minutes

Financial considerations will be honored.

How did you get started teaching?

Invited to take on established yoga studio teaching at Chrysalis Natural Medecine Center in 1993 and 5 years later established Very Near Yoga Studio. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Adults of all age categories & levels of fitness.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Yoga workshop in Philadelphia @ Practice Yoga Studio with senior Iyengar teachet, Ramanand Patel.

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

When the student is ready, the teacher appears.

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

What dedication the student is prepared to give in search of their pursuit of yoga?  This involves scheduling, time for home practice, financial considerations, family obligations & personal goals of health & wellbeing.