I am a well seasoned Yoga teacher, yoga therapist, yoga teacher trainer, meditation teacher, bodyworker and Duke trained health coach. I earned my advanced teaching certificate and have logged more than 1000 training hours. My specialty is in Yoga therapeutics and I have a lot of experience helping people with joint issues, chronic health problems, weight loss and mood disorders. My style is gentle, accessible and fluid. All ages and levels of fitness are welcome!
Ithas always been about the people! I love Yoga and what it has done for me over the last 25 years, but love Yoga even more when I see someone else benefit from this holistic healing tradition. I make yoga practice fun. People often make friends in their classes!
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I usually speak to a new student and help them decide where the most appropriate place for them to start is. If someone has a lot of health issues and is timid to come to a class, a private lesson may be recommended. Most often, students come to a class without needing 1:1 attention first. Our vibe is very friendly in classes!
I have more than 1000 hours of training and continuing education. I earned my advanced teaching certificate (670 hours) 16 years ago. The lion's share of continuing education has been in therapeutic yoga. I am trained in Thai Yoga bodywork, having trained in the US and in Thailand, where I earned my certificate. I am also trained as an Integrative Health Coach, at Duke's Integrative Medical Center in 2013.
Drop in rate for 90 minute classes is $18, for the 2 hour class it is $22
You can purchase packages of 5 and 10 classes which bring the per class price down from 16-20.
Private instruction ranges from $75-$125 depending on length of lesson and whether you purchase a package.
I taught my first class at the YMCA 22 years ago! That was before the Y had a yoga program. In a few years I opened a yoga studio in North Raleigh which successfuly ran for 14 years. I closed the studio 2 years ago to pursue a private practice that encompasses the coaching as well as the yoga.
All ages, all fitness levels from all walks of life! Having taught for so long I've worked with many. These days, I tend to draw folks who are interested in a comprehensive approach that includes the meditative aspects of Yoga. I also have many students who have health issues and need to be able to modify and personalize the practice accordingly.
Last summer I spent a week in Spain with 17 students on a Yoga and retreat. Many memories were made. I teach retreats all over the US, locally and abroad. It's a blast!
Make sure he/she is well trained and has a great understanding of anatomy, biomechanics ans somatics. Some say all yoga is therapeutic, and to a certain extendt I agree. However, if you have health concerns, make sure your teacher is well versed and experienced.
I also think it is important that you enjoy your teacher's style and personality.
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