Accessible Yoga with Rick
Accessible Yoga with Rick

Accessible Yoga with Rick

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
$75/session
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Introduction: Learn to practice yoga at your level of ability and to address your concerns and goals. I have expertise in working with people who have health issues, including injuries, disabilities, or mental health concerns. If you have little to no yoga experience, I can help you develop skillful technique. I can work with you with any of these intentions: -lead you through yoga practice -help you learn to practice yoga on your own, develop a routine -prepare to attend a class, live or recorded, and participate safely and effectively I am skilled with teaching yoga in water, and also via internet video. I am an Occupational Therapist, licensed in MA, with extensive experience using yoga with patients. COVID precautions: If clients are not fully vaccinated, I expect them and myself to wear masks fully covering mouth and nose. I am comfortable with no masks if all present can show evidence of vaccination. When I meet you, I require that you have not had any COVID-related symptoms in previous 24 hours
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Serves Roslindale, MA

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11 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

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Lillian G.
Nov 30, 2021
Rick Frank was my Aqua Yoga teacher for several years at the pool of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, Boston, where he brought his training in Yoga and in Occupational Therapy to his students. His students took his class primarily because they needed help with their medical problems, which was my reason for seeking him out. Accessible and Adaptive Yoga allow those with physical limitations to access the therapeutic benefits of Yoga practice. The instructor observes the limitations of his students and then adjusts the Yoga exercise to accommodate to the student’s ability. Because each student presents with differing sets of physical problems, adjustments to the standard Yoga form and practice are made in order to accommodate them, allowing the student to benefit from the other therapeutic values that Yoga provides. I have severe scoliosis and herniated discs that affect my posture and concomitant pain that can then affect one’s perspective, so I joined Rick’s class to prevent the [forward] tumble. It worked beautifully: I was standing straighter, building up muscles to do my daily routines and was happier in general. And it was so much fun to interact with Rick and his warm and gentle humor, which everyone loved, while he expertly guided us through contortions that still surprise us. His quiet patience while we tried to figure out which foot should be where, was appreciated, too. After the class’ “formal” pool instruction, Rick put on soft meditation music and we floated on water floaters with our eyes closed, meditating, or clearing our mind, which was an exceptional experience to most of us. It was perfect and brought us peace and restored spirits. Everyone loved it and we were reluctant to leave the pool because we felt so well there. When the pandemic struck and the pool had to close, the gains that I and others had made collapsed and we miss them so. Several of our classmates keep in touch and we keep asking, “Have you heard when the pool is going to reopen?” [How hard would it be for 3M to invent a waterproof face mask, something like a scuba tube with a filter on top, I wonder?] My recommendation is that if you have a chance to do yoga with Rick Frank, take it.
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Melanie L.
Jan 30, 2022
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I started attending sessions with Rick a few weeks ago to address flexibility, strength, and other self care needs. I’ve noticed a significant improvement already in my ability to do normal tasks, which were previously challenging due to being relatively sedentary throughout COVID. It feels great to get moving again, and I’m so glad I went with Rick. He was very thorough in getting to know me and my physical limitations. I would highly recommend him for disabled folks and anyone looking to practice yoga in a trauma-sensitive environment. I feel much more grounded and in touch with my body and mind. Also I like that he offers in-person AND virtual sessions. Makes it so much easier to practice on days that I don’t want to drive!

Details: 1 student (one-on-one with instructor) • 31 - 40 years old • No yoga preference • Beginner • Increased flexibility • General fitness (e.g., weight loss, toning) • At the pro’s location

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Mary D.
Dec 2, 2021
Rick is a wonderful Yoga instructor. He has provided me the tools to live a life that once was not fulfilled. Since my Failed Spine Surgery my physical abilities became limited. With Ricks instruction I have a more positive outlook and possibly to do more activities. He has a fun disposition & is also a great Occupational Therapist.
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Ted H.
Nov 23, 2021
Rick has instructed me in Yoga many times. I feel that he is a true professional. I feel that anyone who works with him, will be happy that they did. Ted Higginson.
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Esterlina M.
Dec 7, 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed my yoga session with Rick. He has lots of relevant experience. He is very knowledgeable, personable and professional. I would highly recommend him for other clients.
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Richard Seth Frank

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    At my home in Roslindale, or by internet video: $80/hr, $110/ 90 min (+10-15 per additional person) Prices in my listing are per hour. May charge more, depending on distance I need to travel, and if we do sessions longer than an hour

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I always start with conversation about what they are looking to get out of yoga and out of private lessons. Discuss physical/mental health issues. I usually structure the yoga practice as a learning process, more than just leading the person through a practice.

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

    yoga teacher certification from Kripalu Yoga Center. Adaptive Yoga training from Matthew Sanford/Mind-body Solutions. Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University

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