Your practice may include:
Visualization and Sound techniques
Students fill out a short health assessment that includes, present and past health status, current treatments, medications, regular activities, diet and past yoga experience. I access your overall physical strength and flexibility, your breath, and pulse and talk to you about any other issues that might be going on. I look at all of this information from an Ayurvedic point of view. I also talk about the Alexander Technique and its underlying principles and how they are key to helping you observe your habitual patterns of movement. When the asana practice is approached with a more mindful awareness that the Alexander Technique brings to movement, the asana postures become more fluid and balanced.
I design and teach you a personalized yoga practice that is tailored to your abilities, goals and any therapeutic needs you may have.
Follow-Up Visits: 60-minutes
It is important to have a person do their practice daily for 3-4 weeks, then come back for a follow-up. Your practice may include a posture sequence, breath, meditation, chanting, visualization. Having a regular check-in in the beginning so that I can help refine your practice is important. With time, our sessions can be less frequent. The importance of a personal practice is to connect with it each day. When you connect with your practice on a daily basis, this consistency will have a profound effect on your overall system in a positive way.
I bring in the hands-on application and principles of the Alexander Technique, which will help you to see how you can 'do less' on a neuromuscular level in your approach to the asana practice as well as your meditation practice. This new approach takes time. This approach to Yoga is unique and allows for a better integration of the Body, Mind, and Spirit.
|T. Krishnamacharya (1888 -1989)
One of the greatest yogis of the modern era, T. Krishnamacharya is known to yoga students everywhere as a “master of masters”. He was a yogi par excellence, a dedicated healer, a master of Indian philosophy, and a talented poet and author. His most famous students - Indra Devi, Pattabhi Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar, and his son T.K.V. Desikachar - are known all over the world. More than anyone else, T. Krishnamacharya has helped spread yoga in America as well as Europe.
TKV Desikachar (1938 - )
The son of the legendary T. Krishnamacharya, and a world-renowned Yoga master in his own right. Mr. Desikachar is regarded as one of the greatest living authorities on Yoga. A structural engineer by training, Mr. Desikachar lived and studied Yoga with his father for over three decades. He founded in his father’s memory, the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in Chennai, India, where he taught for many years along with his wife Menaka, as well as in Europe and the United States.