Is a private yoga session for me?

Do you have a busy, unpredictable schedule?

Do you have physical challenges that influence your exercise routine?

Do you have a personal intention for your yoga practice? A certain pose you want to reach? A deeper meditation practice? A home practice routine?

If you answered, “yes” to any of the above, you might be ready for private yoga instruction!

Private yoga sessions can be designed around your intentions, your abilities, your desires, and YOUR SCHEDULE! You could want to work one-on-one for the long-term, or just for a few sessions to change your practice’s momentum, or overcome a physical or mental obstacle that is holding you back in your group class.

Interested in pranayama? Use your session to practice new breathing techniques, with the time and space to ask questions and advance your knowledge base.

Interested in Ayurveda? Use your session to balance your dosha and learn techniques (postures, diet, lifestyle) to stay in physical and mental balance throughout the year.

Interested in meditation? Use your session to get into a comfortable physical space and prepare your mind for what comes next.

Private sessions are held in your home, your space, to help move your practice into a more personalized space. Don’t worry about your cat/dog/doorbell. Accepting life’s obstacles is a part of making your yoga practice YOURS.

Before your session, we would talk about your intentions, your commitment (1 session, 4, indefinite), your concerns, and anything else that may influence our sessions.

Pricing is based on length and number of sessions.

For more information about how to personalize your yoga practice, contact me!

 

Family Yoga

When you picture someone doing yoga, you likely picture a group in a yoga studio, or a gym.

Many of us, however, do most of our practicing at home. This can come with a variety of challenges. I have two kids, therefore, two challenges. When I practice around my children, my practice is not the quiet, smooth, graceful practice I have in a studio. My downward dog is used as a tunnel by son as my daughter commands my attention to look at HER downward dog. 

Some people would ask me: why do you bother? Why don’t you pick a different time? I have a few answers:
                1)Honestly, I don’t want to get up a couple of hours early most days. A tired Yogi Chelsea is an unfocused Yogi Chelsea.
                 2)My kids interest/participation in yoga makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. As a yoga teacher, I’m extremely passionate about what yoga can offer and seeing my children connect with it is rewarding beyond belief. 
                 3)They remind me not to take myself too serious. I mean really, you try not laughing as you “moo” into Cow and “meow” into Cat. I dare you.
                 4)They show me how much I’m really learning. Finding peace in a candle-lit yoga studio with soft music is pretty easy. Finding peace when a toddler sits on you in Cobra? THERE’S the challenge!

So while, yes, there are days I long for a tranquil yoga space at home, I continue to greet my challengers with the inclusive love and acceptance they show me every day.