Clear Spring Studio

Clear Spring Studio

5.0
1 employee
38 years in business

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Devon Dederich has been studying yoga since 1977 and teaching since 1980.  I have certification with the Iyengar Yoga National Association.  At Clear Spring, we provide individualized instruction within the context of ordinary public classes.  The poses of yoga and the teaching can be adjusted to fit the needs of the students.  

Yoga really works for every body.  It's good to help people think and feel better.  

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Austin, TX 78745
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We have a conversation if time permits (show up a little early for class) and I have a look at injuries or we discuss matters of concern in your practice, and if there are problems we decide on a course of action during class.  Ordinarily there won't be any special course changes to accommodate a new student, but as the class progresses, I will observe the new student to see that he or she is handling the material well.  


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

I have a BA in anthropology and an MA in geography, and several years of field research and practice.  I was aiming at a career in international development. My view changed over time, and I discover that Yoga is a deeper form of "development work" than any other I have learned or seen at work in the world, or practiced.  


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

single class: $20

5 classes in 2 months:  $90

8 classes in 2 months:  $125

private lessons:  $100/hr


How did you get started teaching?

I did poor gymnastics in high school and college, and when I discovered yoga right after graduating, I found my "sport."  i began teaching in graduate school when my yoga teacher in the Physical Education Department of my university tapped me to teach in her stead. I taught throughout grad school and during time in the Peace Corps in Mali, and on archaeology projects in camps in Texas.  I finally settled in Austin and opened my first studio in 1990.  


What types of students have you worked with?

All types.  As young as 2 1/2 years old, as old as 87.  I have training in ways of working with many sorts of injuries and illnesses that can limit a person in yoga.  I have public classes that work very restfully and restoratively, and others that are challenging even to the very fit and capable.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I got a student out of pain in her hip.  It's hard to describe how I managed that; but I taught a sequence of poses in such a way that the thigh bone wound up seated better in its socket and was no longer irritating connective tissue.  Happy student, happy me. It's what I live for.  


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

Look for the level of experience and training.  


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

I don't know; I think a student should figure out what he or she is interested in, and ask the prospective teacher what she knows or can do about that.  If the answer is good and interesting, then give a class a try.


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