I founded Llamaste, a NYC based company with the mission to spread awareness of yoga and it's health benefits while providing professional guidance and clarity to each of my students. With a 500 hour teaching certification, I specialize in teaching private and semi-private yoga lessons. I operate on a small scale, so each student gets personalized attention he or she needs with the belief that individual attention and guidance is essential to the student's practice.
Bill had an excellent flow and a comforting approach to my wrist injury. I couldn't do all the asanas so he made adjustments for me and I still got a solid practice in. His timing was excellent and I will definitely hire him again in the future.
Most of my clients come through a referral or a walk in to my studio. I review my class options with the student to conclude which session is best for them: (small group) lesson or full private. When working with a new student, I begin with a brief getting-to-know-you session: A short introduction about the myself and the practice in addition to some notes regarding the student's:
1. Level/experience of practicing yoga
2. Type of practice preferred
3. Health history including any prior injuries or physical contraindications
4. Primary goals of his or her practice
I inform the student(s) that I have props available for use and I also let them know that I offer optional hands-on-adjustment.
Finally, I have my student(s) sign a liability waiver.
500 hours of Yoga Teacher Certification - The Kaivalya Yoga Method
Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) - Certified Health Coach
New York University - Bachelors of Science in Art (this enhances my creativity while instructing)
$30/student - One hour Semi-Private lessons (3 -5 students)
$50/student - One hour Private - Bring a friend/Couples
$75 - One hour - Private individual
$100 - Extended 1.25 hour Vinyasa practice
$310 - 5 session package (first lesson $50 plus 4 $65 lessons)
Rates for 6 or more students available
For all of my adult life, I have had a passion for using my creative skills to teach others how to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life through proper eating and exercise. Following a knee injury, I came to realize that I needed exercises that required less impact and soon discovered yoga to be my calling. Not only was it great in helping me maintain my flexibility and restoring my physical well-being, I gained a better sense of balance realignment both physically and mentally, and soon realized that I wanted to use yoga and its benefits to help others. I began with a certification for 200 hours of teaching and decided during 2016 to take my practice further, adding another 300 hours to complete my 500 hours in yoga teachers certification.
I work with students of all levels and specialize in people who are recovering from an injury and need individualized attention.
I had recently hired by a senior who was experiencing pain in one of her knees as well as stiffness in her shoulders. As it was difficult for her to do yoga with a group, she asked if I could teach her privately. We agreed to a package of 5 sessions. In each session I introduced new asanas and stretches with modifications so she could practice at her desired level. After the third lesson, she had informed me that she once again began to feel more flexibility in her shoulders. As I place a heavy emphasis on Pranayama, she indicated that the breathing exercises had improved her overall circulation.