What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
When a new customer comes to one of my classes, I advise them to practice at their own pace, with their breath, and not to worry about what anyone around them is doing and especially not to compare themselves with others. I offer modifications throughout class to accommodate back problems, etc...I also encourage the brand new student, to attend a beginner's intensive as it will help them learn the asanas in a small class that is specifically designed to address the needs of the new student and help them to learn proper posture before they have a chance to create bad habits in movement and posture. Yoga is a personal journey and it is a practice. There is no judgement. There is encouragement and sometimes laughter and always smiles.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am constantly studying on my own and when something comes along that sparks my interest I will sign up for training. I recently studied the yoga sutras with my yoga teacher in a series of special classes. I also received my Usui Reiki Master/Teacher certification, which I feel is complimentary to my yoga practice . This is a life path for me and there is so much more I want to learn. I plan to continue learning as long as I'm breathing.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Drop-ins are $12 and I also sell class passes which offer savings.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
It was love at first asana!
What types of customers have you worked with?
teach and share yoga and Reiki
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I try not to be prideful. I do my best, no matter where I am working and what I am doing. I always try to be the best I can be. I recently ran a Beginner's Intensive Class and it went really well. It was so nice to see how quickly the students progressed with the special small class and personal attention. As the student becomes more comfortable it shows in their self-confidence and in their practice.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Before you hire someone, ask yourself these questions: Where am I? Where do I want to be? How will I get there?
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Yoga is an experience and it's different for everyone. It's not just for young, athletic people. It is accessible to everyone no matter what their age is or physical condition. There's something for everyone.