Discover Yoga & Physical Therapy

Discover Yoga & Physical Therapy

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10 years in business

About this pro

Yoga at Discover Yoga & PT is different because classes are kept small and individualized instruction (hands-on and personal cues) is provided by a licensed Physical Therapist and Experienced Yoga Teacher to each student whether it is in a private, semi-private, or group classes.  We also have a strong sense of community and accessibility here.  We believe anyone can do yoga - you do not need to be flexible, experienced or young - simply willing.  Join us for a class and a cup of tea in the lounge.

I enjoy the work I do because everyday I can make a difference in my students' lives physically, mentally and emotionally.  I love that I have the experience and knowledge to help ANYONE find their own way to the yoga mat whether they are an experienced yogi or limited to a wheelchair.  

I also enjoy combining all my experience and skills as a physical therapist, yoga teacher, personal trainer, athletic trainer, ayurvedic consultant and more into one holistic practice.

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Cary, NC 27519
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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I will always ask a student to check in with me on what brings them to the class.  I immediately introduce new students to regulars and allow them to chat.  All students also check in before the class begins.  I observe all new students in the first few postures and then guide them through the class with hands-on and personalized cues.  All students check out at the end of class but I also follow up with every new student privately after class to see if they have any questions / concerns.


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

Yoga Alliance certified, experienced teacher and continuing education provider

Professional Yoga Therapist and International Association of Yoga Therapists Yoga Therapist

ACSM Personal Trainer

ACSM Athletic Trainer (expired)

Certified Ayurvedic Counselor

Masters of Physical Therapy and 25+years of experience in Physical Therapy

Masters of Public Health


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

Yes.  

$60/ 60-75 min Private Yoga Session

$12-$15 - 60-90 min Group Yoga Session

$20/ per person Semi-Private Yoga Session

$125 Physical Therapy Evaluation

$75  60 -75 min Physical Therapy Session


How did you get started teaching?

Teacher Training at Hatha Yoga Center in Seattle, WA.  I wanted to improve my own home practice and learn how to make yoga part of my lifestyle.


What types of students have you worked with?

Literally, all types from those in wheelchairs to advanced yogis - Those with injuries and without - children of as little as 5 to adults as old as 89.   I have also studied a large variety of yoga disciplines and techniques because as a Yoga Therapist you need to be able to evaluate the appropriate style of yoga for the individual - not all types are for everyone.


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

Talk to them first - let them know your intention and listen to their response.  Do they answer you directly based on what you said or change the topic to their specialty or area of passion? If you are injured, are they a medical professional or simply as yoga therapist without any formal western medical training?  Then, go to class, see if what they say resonates with your intention and your body - see if you "click".  Just because others like them doesn't mean they are right for you.  Everyone is different and everyone comes to the mat for different reasons.


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

Separate yourself from your "diagnosis" by name and think about how it has changed your life and how you feel about it. Think about your physical needs but also be comfortable reflecting on your other needs and maybe even your larger intention in life - the qualities you want to live on and off the mat or the qualities that the injury is limiting in you.