Sophrosyne

Sophrosyne

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2 employees
6 years in business

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Shana specializes in private and small group yoga instruction. She has experience with many specialty areas including prenatal, postnatal, teen, and senior yoga. She works privately with people recovering from injuries, with chronic health issues, and others who need or want individualized instruction and attention. 

Shana has been doing yoga since she was a teenager and has been teaching since 2012. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 and RPYT. Additionally, she has an MA in International Health, is a certified holistic health coach, and is a certified infant massage instructor. 

I choose to work privately and in small groups so that I can really focus on each person’s needs and help them achieve their goals. Yoga can be modified in so many ways to make the practice accessible and enjoyable for anyone. 

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Albuquerque, NM 87107
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to start getting to know a new client with a phone call to learn more about goals and also health history and any physical issues or limitations. Then our first session is usually a very broad, general practice so we can explore a wide range of movements involving all regions of the body. This allows us to move forward with a more informed and personalized plan for future sessions. 


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

I have completed the requirements to be registered with the Yoga Alliance as an experienced teacher (over 2000 hours of teaching) at the 500 RYT level (over 500 hours of training). However, I actually have more than 1000 hours of yoga training in Iyengar-based alignment, restorative, senior, and prenatal yoga. I am also a certified holistic health coach and infant massage instructor, as well as having a masters degree in international health. 


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

A single private session is $65 but there are also packages available of 5 or 10 sessions for a slightly discounted price per session. My small group classes are $15 for a single class, 5 for $70 and 10 for $125. 


How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching kids and teen yoga camps while I always still completing my 500 hour training, as well as apprenticing with both pre- and postnatal classes. It was here that I discovered my interest and ability for modifying yoga practices for different physical needs and limitations. I have aways enjoyed creating practices that allow everyone to benefit from yoga and feel capable of doing so. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a range of students from kids to people in their 90s, from athletes needing more balance in their routines, to people recovering from injuries, as well as elderly students working to maintain strength, balance, and mobility. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We run a summer camp for teens at risk for obesity and related diseases which aims to teach them healthy lifestyles through yoga, cycling, and nutrition. Its hugely rewarding to see these kids try new physical activities and learn to prepare healthy foods in hopes of inspiring positive choices and behaviors in the future. 


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

Find someone you feel comfortable with and who really listens, watches, and is able to create the yoga practice that suits you. 


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

Questions to consider: What are you hoping to get out of your practice? What are specific movements that you feel yoga could help? Do you have any health issues that need to be addressed during your practice? 


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