Yoga One on One | Bend, Oregon
Private Lessons with Jeannie Laslo Douglas
A private lesson is a special experience and very different from a group class. Some styles of yoga tend to follow a rigid repertoire of poses, especially in a group class setting. Private yoga lessons, on the other hand, are specifically designed to meet your needs and to help you maximize the benefits of your yoga practice. One on One at Yoga Indigo is a personalized approach to yoga.
" I am new to Yoga, but I never could have guessed how much my Private Yoga Lessons with Jeannie would help me. It has changed my life, and it is the best thing that I have ever done for myself. Yoga with Jeannie has made me feel stronger, more flexible, relaxed, and energized. It has helped me sleep better and feel healthier all around. My husband has also noticed a difference, and loves how happy it makes me." - Patricia Jones, Bend 2012
It is simply a way to determine exactly how yoga can benefit you. First, we will assess a number of factors to develop an informed, individualized strategy for your yoga therapy. Postural imbalances, history of injury, surgery, and other physical limitations will be taken into account when coming up with a plan to meet your health goals.
When you begin your one-on-one instruction, you'll see how the personal attention that you can only get in a private lesson can help you meet your goals more quickly and more effectively than in a group class setting. Each lesson is unique, and goes with the way your body is today, much like a massage.
This is a wonderful introduction for those new to yoga. By learning variations to poses, you'll learn how to modify difficult poses so that they are more accessible to you, and how to modify easy poses to make them more challenging.
Or, private lessons can give a boost and deepen your already consistent yoga practice. You may have questions or like some guidance on a specific asana (pose) or another aspect of yoga like pranayama (energy-enhancing breathing methods), meditation and stress reduction techniques, guided relaxation or visualization, the philosophy of yoga, and more spiritual aspects of yoga.
Yoga is amazing; it is both therapeutic and preventive and anyone can do it. However, if your body is super stiff, or you have a lot of pain, sometimes regular yoga classes are just “too much”. If your pain or discomfort is not getting better, or is getting worse, you may need a more “customized” form of yoga, with modifications and variations just right for you and your current state of being.
Pain is a sign that there is dysfunction in your body. With chronic pain, rarely is the area of pain the actual problem. The idea is to improve your functional movement and muscular balance and get a clearer understanding of your pain cycles and what you can do to shift that experience. With practice, you’ll notice the pain reducing, ease and calmness increasing and your strength improving. This naturally allows you more movement and more activity, and if you want to go to a regular yoga class your body will be ready.
Semi-private lessons are especially fun and a great way to spend healthy time together, perfect for a group of friends, couples, parents and children, co-workers, bridal parties, and birthday parties as a way to bond and experience the benefits of yoga.
You can schedule private lessons several different ways. One lesson per week is a wonderful complement to your other yoga classes, while some like to meet more frequently depending on the goals that are set. Days and times are up to you.