YogEssence

YogEssence

5.0 (2)
2 hires on Lessons.com

About this pro

I'm a certified VA-based Yoga Instructor, practicing for the last 20 years, and teaching for the last 5. Having experienced first-hand the profound and transformative power of Yoga, I am happy to share this holistic science with my students. By integrating the body, mind and spirit, I help students find their own path to a healthy body, peaceful mind, and a joyous and purposeful life.

 I teach classical Integral Yoga, which includes Hatha Yoga, Pranayam, Meditation, & Relaxation.

I design my classes to incorporate a gentle but complete asana practice, breathing, and relaxation. I offer alternatives and various options, to make the practice accessible to all, and to address the needs of students with specific requirements or issues! I love to hear from the students how some of their long-standing issues have been resolved and removed. It is very fulfilling to see how the practice transforms the lives of students for the better!

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Chantilly, VA 20151
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Surabhi Tandon

    I have been attending Poonam's Yoga lessons for couple of years now. It is a complete yoga experience where she teaches not just the yoga poses but also gives useful tips on how to adopt yoga as a lifestyle. She tells the details about each pose and stresses on proper breathing during the pose. She remembers each attendee's physical limitation (if any) and suggests alternate ways of doing a pose to them. Each class includes exercises for all parts of the body, and the progression of poses in a class seems to have a natural flow that makes it easy and enjoyable. I am so lucky to have found Poonam as my yoga instructor. Her techniques have helped me learn the yoga poses, and her own calmness gives me a sense of inner peace.

  • Karen Kimball

    Gentle yoga is perfect for me. I love the pace of Poonam's classes and the emphasis on all aspects of yoga.



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

I talk to the student first to see what they're looking for, and if my class will be a good fit for them. If it'll be a good fit, I offer them a free trial class to try out. I also provide them tips and suggestions for starting and developing a successful and regular yoga practice.


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

Besides the Yoga Alliance certification, I am certified in “The Anatomy of Yoga” and “Yoga Nidra “. I have also taught Pranayam and Meditation classes, Yoga for Weight Loss, Yoga  for Backache, Kids Yoga, and private classes for adults and kids.


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

Classes are session based, $12/class.

Private classes are higher, depending on length of class and other factors.


How did you get started teaching?

Yoga was a life-changing and transformative practice for me. After learning and practicing yoga for many years, I felt I wanted to give back and share the practice from which I had received so much! I then took formal certifications and workshops, and have been teaching ever since. 


What types of students have you worked with?

All ages, from kids aged 7+, to seniors. My oldest student is 67 years old. 

I’ve taught students who were new to yoga, and those who have been practicing for many years.


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

Get to know the teacher and ask for a trial class. You could even speak to some of her/his current students. Not every class is for every student. Sometimes you just have to try out several before you find the right one!