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FAQs

  • What is private yoga?
    Private classes are a great option for those individuals who do not have time to travel to a studio or desire a more personalized class. Great for beginners and/or more advanced students who are looking to enhance their skills! I will guide you in a yoga class tailored to your specific needs and knowledge level.
  • Do I need experience?
    Absolutely not! I love working with beginners. The benefit of private yoga is that you will be able to learn all of the basics, with no pressure to move at a particular pace. I will work with you to identify the shapes and movements that are best suited to your body and lifestyle. This is the way that yoga was originally practiced: one student and one teacher.
  • Can I get private yoga with my friend/partner/family member?
    Whether you are a couple, a couple of friends, or a family, yoga is a healthy activity to enhance the relationship and bring wellness into the relationship. We enjoy bringing yoga into homes throughout Portland! I work with many couples.
  • How does it work?
    After submitting the interest form, I will follow-up with you to schedule a phone chat. This is the consultation. If you'd like to proceed after hearing more, we will schedule a free assessment. The assessment is done in-person (either at your home or the private Alameda Studio in NE Portland.) The assessment will include movement, breathwork and more conversation about your lifestyle and goals. The assessment gives me a better idea of the types of yoga practices that are best suited to YOU. From there, we'll develop a schedule and payment plan. I take a limited number of students per term to provide the best possible service. Students commit to 6 months of classes during the Summer/Fall: July - December or Winter/Spring: January - June.
  • What is Yin Yoga?
    Yin Yoga is a more passive style of yoga, incorporating principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with shapes that are held for longer periods of time. While Yang yoga practices (Ashtanga, Vinyasa) physically target the ‘superficial’ muscles, Yin yoga aims to target the deep connective tissues of the body – the ligaments, joints, bones, and deep fascia networks. A Yin class usually consists of a series of passive floor poses held for up to 5 minutes or more. These poses mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. On an energetic level, Yin yoga improves energy flow and enhances the flow of chi in the organs. The meditative nature of the practice also offers huge mental and emotional benefits.
  • What is Yoga Nidra?
    Yoga Nidra translates as "Yogic Sleep." It is an effortless meditation practice, typically done lying down. I will guide you through various practices, using only my voice, which are designed to help access a state of deep rest. Yoga Nidra can help with letting go of anxieties and worries, help you to feel at home and safe in your body, access patterns of thinking and transform your relationship with sleep and rest. All done while lying down!
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