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I have been practicing yoga under Caitlin's guidance for almost a year now. I feel as though she has helped me advance my practice not only by explaining postures and their health benefits, but also by incorporating the mental aspects of yoga, ensuring a deep understanding of how the mind is intimately connected to the condition of the physical body. Caitlin has come to my home to lead small private sessions, where she coached me in restorative practices such as self-massage and provided an informative session on the Chakras. I have also had the opportunity to participate in one of Caitlin's weekend yoga retreats, where we combined yoga, interpretive movement, art and writing to set goals for the new year and improve mindfulness, which I truly feel had an incredible influence on my ability to reset my mind and body, and stay focused on my goals and intentions. Her bright spirit and the joy she always seems to find in listening to and helping others is contagious. Highest recommendations!
It is with great pleasure that I write this recommendation for our Yoga Instructor at the YMCA, Cheryl Wolf. My first experience with Cheryl (as I was a complete novice to yoga) was that of warmth and immediate acceptance, no matter what level of practice (which for me, was at zero). She creates a nurturing, encouraging environment that allows everyone to grow at their own pace, in addition to inspiring each member to challenge themselves within their own practice. With the varying levels of expertise in the class, this effort could be daunting, but for Cheryl, it is comfortable and easy. I can truly say that no-one is left out, and everyone reaps the benefit of her instruction. Cheryl's teaching style is clear and meaningful, both in body and in spirit. Her well planned curriculum encompasses meditation, breathing, and yoga poses, where she is an active participant in all three. I have been to numerous other classes where this is not the case. In this way, Cheryl stands above all others and truly sets by example. Moreover, her message that yoga extends "off the mat" has been an inspiration to me personally and professionally. I am forever grateful for this powerful, profound message she has taught me, which is the true essence of yoga. I consider her a life mentor and an inspiration, and I give her my highest recommendation. Despina D.
One of my best training experiences! Carla is very hands on, knows what she's talking about and is for sure to produce results. From weight lifting to dance to yoga- she makes working out fun!
After several years of looking for different counselors to help our son , my husband and I decided to give Mindfulness a try . He has been diagnosed with ADHD and Anxiety but we didn’t want to resort to medication , so we called Sally . She came into our home for private , 1:1 sessions with our son , because that worked best for our busy schedule . From the first time we met , Sally was pleasant and kind and portrayed a sense of calm . She helped my son build a strong foundation with Mindfulness and he uses the techniques and strategies that he has learned in everyday life, especially as he transitioned to Middle school . We were so pleased with the results and her practice that we decided to sign up our daughter for classes as well . However, she participated in group sessions at the local YMCA with other kids in the community . She loved going and really benefitted from learning the basics . Although she does not have a diagnosis or any struggles in school, we know that as she becomes a young woman she will absolutely be able to use these techniques in any area of her life and build upon them through Sally’s help. Not only was Sally a great teacher and role model for our kids , she continues to keep in touch and frequently send emails and updates for future community events and classes . I also had the pleasure of taking yoga classes with her , which I had recently gotten into after finding out more about the work Sally does and changing our family values to promote positive and healthy relationships . We are so happy to have met her and we now practice Mindfullness as a family !
versatile is a great name for Lacy has skills in yoga that focus on the individual as well as the whole! Her style is relaxed and positive and she truly cares for each student..I look forward to working with her in the future! <3
Though I was not new to yoga, I was returning after an injury to my knee and wanted to get some tips on alternative techniques to further my practice, without re-injuring myself. When I booked a private session, Allison was so knowledgeable in offering and showing me many options that would work for me. She took the time to listen to my needs and respond with a caring attitude. In addition, when I returned to class the following week, Allison made a point of checking in to make sure what she had shown me was indeed working for me!
Working with Mihaela has been transformative. I recently asked her to give my team private yoga instruction as a way to reward great work, and also increase well-being and productivity. She has given us all of that and more. We all feel an incredible change in our bodies, and minds thanks to her coaching. She not only gives us a great full body work out, but she helps us to deal with stresses and anxieties in life and in the workplace. We love working with Mihaela and would recommend her highly to everyone we know, and especially those interested in private yoga classes!
Kate, is 5 stars! Today was first day of practice. Looking forward to day 2, which is tomorrow! I’m going to run Marine Corps Marathon with no running just yoga !
I am so lucky to have found Ellen . Thank you Thumbtack! I had had multiple back, neck and hip issues over the years and Ellen has really changed everything for me. Her background is outstanding and she is very patient, caring and really case about her clients. We do yoga together one a week and it is so helpful. She is helping me to feel stronger and have more confidence in myself ! I highly recommend her. She is just amazing! Thank you, Ellen!
I'm almost 50 and I needed a way to get back in shape that could work with my very hectic schedule. I love the flexibility and custom sessions.
I love to teach yoga to people who have some health issues, and by daily practicing what I teach, they can achieve improvement in health and eliminate some diseases.
I have been practicing yoga for almost 10 years and completed my 200-hour teacher training in the YogaWorks program (which is based on the precision of the Iyengar system and the flow of the Ashtanga method). I recently completed a workshop retreat dealing specifically with yoga for back care, with a special emphasis on scoliosis and other spinal issues. Yoga has also proven to be an invaluable addition to my other athletic pursuits, including several triathlons and half marathons. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and abilities and look forward to developing personalized yoga sessions depending on the students' needs. I recently completed a continuing education course dealing specifically with hands-on adjustments and offer hands-on modifications throughout private yoga sessions. I believe that when we practice awareness, mindfulness, and compassion during a yoga class, these qualities eventually become incorporated into our everyday lives. Ultimately, I see the greater purpose of yoga is to be more flexible, aware, and loving to both ourselves and others. I continue to be inspired by the ways in which both the physical practice and the philosophy of yoga positively affect my life, and I hope that I can inspire others to find joy and self-awareness through their own practice.
With the use of active rehabilitation, chiropractic, nutritional counseling, and exercise, Dr. Sieben's goal is to bring the pleasure of wellness to others, so that the voyage to physical health won't only become a way of life, but also work as a catalyst for holistic health that includes the spirit, mind, and body as well.
I offer individualized yoga, pranayama and meditation classes. I tailor every class to the individual needs of my clients. I have my 200-hour teacher training and can lead classes in vinyasa, yin, and more restorative. I am dedicated to providing classes that make students feel comfortable, heard, safe, and relaxed.
We offer private yoga instruction, as well as public classes in a variety of hatha yoga styles, as follows: vinyasa, yin, restorative, and viniyoga. Our teachers are passionate about transmitting authentic yoga teachings.
My yoga classes are spiritually led.
We offer the following: Kripalu yoga, meditation, yoga, wellness, "Let Your Yoga Dance," fitness, vegetarian. Our Mission: Lisa Cohen, RYT-200 is a yoga teacher certified from the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Mass. She is also certified for Let Your Yoga Dance, is registered with The Yoga Alliance, and is CPR/AED Certified through the American Heart Association. Lisa has a special interest in working with diverse populations, guiding the yoga experience for people that might not think of themselves as "traditional yogic practitioners". Kripalu Yoga is a conscious practice of physical yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind, and spirit. The 200-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher training, which conforms to the national standards of the Yoga Alliance, provides Lisa with a solid foundation in the technical skills needed to teach yoga safely and effectively. Kripalu, a nonprofit educational organization, is the largest yoga and holistic health retreat center in North America. General Information: Kripalu Yoga is the yoga of compassion. This class focuses on the health and well-being of your body, for your mind and for your spirit. Classes begin with warm-up movements and breath awareness to prepare you for yoga postures. The heart of each class is a sequence of postures that stretch, strengthen and balance your body. Each class ends with deep relaxation and meditation.
You can move like a kid again! Let our comfortable yoga slings support and cradle your body in beginner through advanced poses. You will experience increased stretches, body realignment, muscle release, and relaxation. You have never felt so good! Traditional hatha yoga poses are used for stretching, flexibility and relaxation, with specific asanas chosen for in-depth focus. Focused asanas can range from beginner poses to inversions.
EssentialYoga Studio offers the following: * all levels classes * private Reiki sessions * specialized private sessions * corporate wellness programs * continuing education for registered yoga teachers Classes are based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. His techniques, known as Iyengar Yoga, have helped practitioners achieve perfection in any pose. Iyengar Yoga practitioners hold every pose for a longer amount of time, and props, such as blankets, straps, and wooden blocks, are often used in classes. This type of yoga is well-known for its attention to body alignment.