Clients: Yoga Therapy--What to Expect|
Posted Jan 13, 2013 - 06:09 PM
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YOGA THERAPY--WHAT TO EXPECT
I strive to be an attentive, approachable teacher. My yoga therapy sessions and yoga
classes are efficient and effective, but low-key.
For the intake session, which is included in your first appointment, we will likely meet at my home studio at 1013 Calle Vianson. Be sure to choose clothes that are loose enough that you can move freely, but snug enough that they wonít gap open if you are asked to bend forward or spread your legs. Itís all about practicality. Clothes made specifically for yoga can be fun, but are definitely not required!
During the intake, you and I will talk in detail about your particular health concerns and personal goals. If your concerns are primarily physical, I will probably perform a postural analysis, where you simply stand in place, and I take detailed notes on your bodyís structure. (Later, we may use these notes to measure your progress.) Next, I may ask you to show me what you have difficulty doing so I can get a clear idea of our starting point. For example, if a client is recovering from knee-replacement surgery, I might ask him to show me how far he can bend and extend his knee.
If your concerns are with respiration or stress, I will strive to get a clear picture of those concerns, your goals, your current lifestyle, and any other health conditions that may be affecting you.
Next, I will answer your questions. Finally, based on the information I have gathered, I will develop your yoga program, and our sessions will begin.