Private Therapeutic Yoga
“Amy has offered a way of working with my body that offsets pain and enables me to break the cycle of holding my muscles tightly and holding my breath from anticipation of pain and from habit. She has worked with me so my body is learning to breath, relax, soften, and move with reduced pain and stress. I am hopeful that this practice will improve my quality of life.”
~ T. W.
“…Another big part of our work together involved core strength and balance. I learned how to use hip and lower abdomen that I definitely was not aware of before my sessions with Amy. These exercises relieved some of the lower back aching that most people (including me) feel as part of getting older. One of the complaints that I had brought to Amy was the terrible shoulder pain I felt when I lost my balance and my body responded by throwing my arms out to regain balance. After a week or so of practicing, I think I felt improvements in my actual balance and in confidence about my balance.”
“Amy has encouraged me gently to accept a gentler view of yoga, and I have found her guidance extremely rewarding. She has encouraged me to explore the many options that she has developed with me and helped me accept that I can listen to my body and adjust my practice accordingly. The practice that she has developed for me works. My core is hugely stronger, and I am pain free.“
“Her slow and careful approach to exercises, involving small movements and breath helped me begin to move parts of my body that I had been fearful of moving because it might cause further injury. I have gotten more mobility and strength and realize that if I am aware, properly supported and careful, I can move in ways that I thought I could not. Amy listens carefully, explains and demonstrates exercises simply and clearly, and gives clear written instructions to follow. She is a present, focused practitioner with a calming presence that creates an atmosphere of trust. In the short period of time that we worked together she helped me overcome some important obstacles to a more mobile physical existence.”
“The work with Amy has helped me pay better attention to what is happening in my body and to my need for relaxation. She has a quiet gift for making people feel at ease and comfortable. She asks questions and listens closely to the description of my problems and discomforts. Through her words, demonstrations and hands-on approach, she adjusts specific exercises to fit my current state, thinking creatively as she sees what I’m able to do and understand.”
“I found working within a small group class to be an ideal way to do this work. It felt like an excellent balance between one-on-one guidance and space to explore the exercises on my own.” ~ D.P.
“Truly personalized therapeutic yoga exercises and instruction—plus the communal feeling that comes with a small group setting. It’s the best of both!” ~ L.M.