Yoga at WESTMED

Purchase, NY

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Yoga is not one-size-fits-all. I will work with you to find the right practice that fits your body, mind, emotions, and life style.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I am delighted to be able to help people feel better - healthier, stronger, more flexible, less stressed, better rested!

Location

Purchase, NY 10577

Years in business

12

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

4

Reviews

2 Reviews
  • Kristina M. Sep 12, 2016
    Private Yoga Instruction (for me or my group)
    Verified Review
    Stephanie is amazing!
    Stephanie instructed an hour yoga session for 25 of my friends on the beach this past weekend. She stayed in contact with me about the event and what was needed. She was amazing! she was full of positivity and quite knowledgeable in her area of yoga. As we went through different poses she explained what part of our body we were stretching out, how to properly breathe and came around to help us adjust our bodies for each pose. She was absolutely amazing.
  • Elizabeth M. Apr 28, 2014
    I have been suffering with lower back pain and sciatica for over a year. I began to see Stephanie Harding for Vinni yoga which was personalized and designed to help my specific area of injury. Stephanie is a caring and dedicated yoga therapist who helps throughout the session to be sure I gain maximum benefit. She also prepared drawings of the postures and exercises for my home program and made an audio CD which was extremely helpful. After about 6 months I was pain free most of the time.I truly appreciate what Stephanie has done for my health and well being.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I ask a number of questions: what is your goal in seeking a yoga teacher/therapist, have you practiced yoga before, what sorts of exercise do you do, what sorts of mental practices (e.g. meditation) do you do, what issues and/or conditions do you have. If we are doing yoga therapy, I do an assessment - observing the body in static positions and then moving through various simple yoga poses - so that I can determine what poses would be most beneficial. Also for yoga therapy, I design a practice for the person to do on their own, so I ask about their daily routine so that I can best determine when a practice could fit in.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I hold a 500-hour certification as a yoga teacher, from the American Viniyoga Institute,. a 100-hour certificate in anatomy for yoga from the Breathing Project, and an additional 500-hour certification as a yoga therapist from the American Viniyoga Institute..
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
For regular yoga, a standard 60-minute private yoga session is $80. There may be a surcharge if I have to travel (though if I can schedule it against existing commitments nearby, there would be no or only a small surcharge). I also offer packages of $285 for 4 sessions (with no time limit), or $245 for 4 sessions if they are used within 2 months. Yoga therapy starts with an intake session that can last as long as 90 minutes. The fee for that is $110. I recommend 4 followup sessions - these are $85 each. But I also offer package plans for yoga therapy: Intake + 4 regular sessions (with no time limit) $380 Intake + 4 regular sessions (good for 2 months) $330 4 regular sessions (with no time limit) $280 4 regular sessions (good for 2 months) $240 Group classes are $16 each, but I also offer a 10-class card for $135 ($120 for seniors 65+) which is good for 3 months and can be used at any of my group classes. I also sometimes offer fixed-price series' for various conditions - the prices depend on the length of the series but in general are less expensive than the card (but there are no makeups unless the class is cancelled).
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started practicing yoga in 1991 and loved how it gave me an overall feeling of wellbeing, so I decided I wanted to move away from my former career as a software professional and do something for people!