Group classes are available to everyone and are a great way to maintain your regular yoga practice. I am currently teaching at two studios and 24 Hour Fitness gym in NYC.
Here is my Summer 2012 schedule:
Strala located downtown at 632 Broadway between Houston and Bleecker streets. Don’t miss out on our $10 yoga classes!!!
Pablo Fitness located at 266 54th street between 3rd and 2nd Avenues.
24HourFitness Soho 136 Crosby St (between Jersey St & Houston St)
These are some of the reasons that you might benefit from a Private Yoga class:
- You are new to yoga and would like to have extra guidance in the fundamentals of the practice
- You are an experienced student who wishes to work on a particular issue such as alignment, arm balances, inversions, etc
- You have specific needs, such as injuries, you wish to work on
- You have a busy schedule and can’t make it to the studio group class
- You prefer personal attention and want a customized class based on your needs
Private yoga classes take into consideration your personal heath & fitness level, injuries and personal intentions. We can work on a particular issue, physical adjustments and asana variations. In a private class I can assist you with going deeper into each pose and getting a more intense stretching than you would be able to experience in a group class. You will, as a result, develop a stronger and definitely safer yoga practice. A private lesson can help you deepen your practice by exploring the fundamentals of yoga, specific breathing techniques, alignment adjustments and modifications for injuries or health conditions. Lessons can be at your home or at one of the studios that I am working at.
Benefits of taking private yoga lessons:
- Each class will be developed based on your needs. We will discuss them in advance and decide what you would like to work on. Specific postures and sequences will be chosen that address your unique musculo-skeletal imbalances, with an aim toward correcting those imbalances. I can provide you with scripts for each class so you can practice them at home on your own at any time.
- I will show you specific modifications and alternatives for postures that are more appropriate for your particular body type, strength & flexibility level. So the next time you are in class, you won’t have to wonder what to do during Garudasana (Eagle) pose.
- You will develop a true understanding of the yoga poses and breathing techniques rather than getting lost when the speed of a group class is too much for you. The instruction is more personalized, which ultimately leads to more skillful and efficient progress.
- The pace and intensity of the practice can be adapted to your needs and goals (i.e., some like a vigorous and athletic practice, some prefer a mellow practice with an emphasis on stress reduction, some like to stop and start and spend more time on just a handful of postures, etc.)
- You will have the opportunity to stop and ask questions, which is traditionally a very important part of learning yoga
- You can receive support and guidance around developing a personalized home practice
- You can develop a deeper and more meaningful student/teacher relationship
The Kinds of Students I Have Worked With
I have worked with a variety of students including:
- Business professionals who don’t have time to attend group classes and need the convenience of having an instructor come to them in their home or office
- Students from my group classes who want to refine their form and alignment, develop a home-based practice, or learn ways to more skillfully navigate the postures that they find difficult in class
- Students with specific health or other concerns who need more attention than is possible in a group class
To schedule a private class or address any of your questions, please call me at (646)239-6623 or email at [email protected]
Whether you are a Fortune 500 company, or a local non-profit your Workplace Yoga Program will add value to your employee benefits program, enhance employee/ company relationships, increase productivity, improve efficiency & concentration, and decrease absences due to illness. For these reasons and more, an increasing number of corporations and organizations are providing yoga classes for their employees. Yahoo, Google, Safeway, GM, Disney, White & Case, AOL, Viacom, and DeutscheBank are among the companies that offer yoga classes, yoga breaks, and workshops to their employees.
Yoga energizes your mind and body and rejuvenates your whole being. While everyone can benefit from a regular yoga practice, it is especially beneficial for individuals who work long hours, under stressful conditions, and/or who tend to have a sedentary job.
I hold MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University, specializing in Organizational Development and Human Resources. With my deep understanding of workplace structure, employee motivation, engagement, leadership and teamwork, I will be able to create a yoga-based wellness program customized specifically to the needs of your company.
Workplace yoga classes are small group classes taught at your place of business in a quiet, comfortable space such as a boardroom, lunch room, or gymnasium. Chairs and tables can be easily pushed aside to transform work space into “yoga space”. Classes may be held in the morning, before work, at lunch time, or in the early evening, after work, at the company’s request. Included in the instruction are physical exercises, as well as breathing and relaxation techniques. Classes are offered in a course form of 4 to 8 weeks duration which can be held once or twice a week. Classes run 60-90 minutes in length.
Companies can choose one of three options in hosting yoga classes.
- Full subsidy: Employer offers the classes free of charge to the employee.
- Partial subsidy: Class fee is shared by employee and employer.
- Hosting: Employer offers a space in the office for the class time and employees individually pay for classes.
What are the benefits of Yoga at Work?
The changing work environment increasingly places demands and stress on employees. This work related stress leads to depression, drop in work performance, and anxiety. The pressure of the work environment has cost businesses well over $250 billion dollars a year in absentee-ism, reduced productivity, low morale, employee turnover, and accidents.
Searching for ways to deal with the stressful work environment, corporations are discovering the enormous benefits of yoga-based wellness programs.
Taking breaks in the workday with yoga has proven to be one of the most effective ways in helping employees relieve stress and become refreshed and more focused. Employees will then be able to make better decisions, be more productive, and have a more positive attitude with co-workers.
Yoga at Work practices can provide numerous benefits:
- Teaches individual stress management
- Improves the immune system and overall health, resulting in decreased absenteeism and sickness levels
- Increases productivity, motivation, and work performance
- Improves decision making and creativity
- Increases energy, mental alertness, and clarity
- Improves morale, job satisfaction, and positive thinking patterns
- Improves memory, focus and concentration
- Reduces muscle tension and pain due to sedentary working positions
- Improves flexibility and physical strength
- Improves breathing
- Decreases headaches
- Improves confidence
- Build camaraderie
One great way to introduce yoga to your workplace is through a specialized yoga class or “workshop” that specifically suits the needs of your workplace environment. Specialized classes may be offered as a once-off experience or over the course of several weeks. They may last 1-3 hours. All you need is a conference room or communal space where furniture can be pushed aside. Some of the available workshops include:
- Yoga from the Ground Up – 6 weeks course
- Yoga for Detoxification
- Executive Stress Buster – focuses on breathing and meditation techniques for reducing stress and asanas for the neck and shoulders
- Restorative yoga for relaxation
If you would like to book a class or have any further questions, please call me at (646)239-6623 or email at [email protected].