Yoga Therapeutics and Private Yoga Lessons

Why Do Yoga Therapeutics or a Private Yoga Lesson?

Students can come for a private yoga lesson or for a private therapeutics session.  A private yoga lesson is for students who would like a specifically-tailored yoga sequence for their home practice.  A private therapeutics session is for people who don’t feel ready, confident, or safe attending a yoga class because of their condition.  In a private therapeutics session, the student receives an individualized sequence that addresses a challenge, injury, weakness, complication, or disability.

Yoga Therapeutics takes classical yoga postures and adapts them to address specific needs and challenges associated with each condition.

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Eileen is a certified yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

 

The Therapeutic Method:

Yoga Therapeutics targets a number of areas in the body by using a series of individualized postures chosen to address the imbalances in these specific areas.  All of the postures are taught in a precise, methodical, and conscious manner.  The sequence’s focus is to align the bones, joints, muscles, breath, and consciousness. As a student progresses in personal practice, he or she is progressively able to stay in poses with lightness and ease.  Maintaining the posture in a dynamic state allows positive physical and psychological changes to occur, which brings the student closer to peacefulness, equanimity and inner connection.

  1. We give specific instruction on how yoga can ease various ailments and stress and build strength in all of the systems of the body.
  2. We use props to adjust the poses for those people who are inflexible or unable to do the pose and also to facilitate more opening.
  3. We emphasize standing poses to develop strength, stability, and stamina.  If a student cannot do the standing poses, we modify with props, as for example, using chairs and the floor and the wall.
  4. The initial postures address the gross imbalances, and these postures are followed by more challenging poses to address the deeper and more subtle layers of challenge or injury.
  5. We work with opposing muscular actions and internal traction, which increase disc and joint space while strengthening the muscles.
  6. Each sequence increases the student’s understanding of how to work correctly.
  7. Each student is given a sequence to take home and practice. Once the student has worked on the sequence and experienced personal changes, the sequence will be modified to respond to the changes that are taking place.
  8. Each student is also introduced to passive postures which help to relieve pain. These postures enable the student to learn different actions necessary to maintain stability.

Reasons for a private or therapeutic session:

People come for a private therapeutics session for many different  reasons:

  1. Before surgery
  2. After surgery
  3. Recovering from sugery
  4. Improving energy
  5. Injury (you may have tried many different modalities and are feeling frustrated because there hasn’t been much improvement)
  6. Back pain
  7. Scoliosis
  8. Sacroiliac joint pain
  9. Sciatica
  10. Neck and shoulder problems
  11. Knee problems
  12. Depression and anxiety
  13. Insomnia
  14. Headaches and migraines
  15. Hormonal challenges
  16. Fatigue
  17. Dietary challenges
  18. Gastrointestinal issues
  19. Body image
  20. Eating disorders
  21. Bulimia
  22. Anorexia
  23. Menstrual problems
  24. Menopause
  25. Biorhythms
  26. Muscle strain
  27. Strains and sprains
  28. Asthma
  29. Breathing irregularities
  30. High blood pressure
  31. Low blood pressure
  32. Strength and fitness
  33. There are many more!

Whatever your reason for coming to yoga therapeutics, you will receive an hour-long guided and tailored treatment so you can take it home, do your own practice, and learn to heal your body and mind.  You will have consistent check ins with the teacher and the sequence will be modified as you continue to see positive results and changes in your body.

Book a Session

Please call 413-584-5054 or email info@karunayoga.com if you would like to schedule a private yoga class or lesson with one of the teachers below, and we will respond shortly with our availability.  Please note that at least 24 hours’ notice is required to receive a full refund for a scheduled appointment. 

Eileen Muir, Director of Karuna Yoga
Eileen Muir

Jo Schneiderman - Yoga Instructor
Jo Schneiderman

Jamie Tancredi

Paul Menard
       Eileen Daneri Susan Yard Harris - Yoga Instructor
Susan Yard Harris
Chris Hamel Siddhasana Chris Hamel