While all yoga supports you physically, emotionally, and spiritually, one-on-one yoga lets you work on what makes sense for your body—at your own pace. These 1 hour in-studio sessions allow you to work privately with hand-picked Black Mountain Yoga instructors, to create a practice that makes sense for your body and your level of experience. Private instruction is useful in developing a home practice and in learning to adapt postures to serve your individual needs.
Our private clients typically have 1 of 3 goals:
Private Yoga Coaching
Perhaps you’re a beginner and want to get started in yoga without being overwhelmed or intimidated. Or you may be an experienced yogi who wants to go to the next level in your practice or work more in-depth. Students frequently benefit from personalized help to deepen their yoga practice. Coaching sessions include feedback on how to properly perform yoga postures and customized modifications specific to your individual goals and body. Students who have attended coaching sessions report that the sessions help them to break through challenges and limitations.
Personal Practice Development
Students frequently want to practice yoga more often than they can come to group classes. Practicing at home is a useful and cost effective supplement to group classes at our studio. A personal practice consultation includes evaluation of your specific goals, strategizing to make your practice consistent, and provides a visual and written practice plan that you can carry-out at home. Your teacher will guide you through the subtleties of your personal routine, so you leave familiar with how to practice on your own safely and effectively. Personal practice consultations are most effective when done in conjunction with group yoga classes; this keeps your personal practice challenging and fun.
(Also see yoga therapy) Some students have needs that are not met by group classes. Perhaps you have injuries (e.g., back, knee, shoulder) or other chronic health concerns (e.g., woman’s issues, stress, arthritis, chronic headaches, and insomnia). Or you may want to work toward a specific physical goal such as increased flexibility, balance, or strength; target problem areas like tight hips or hamstrings or weak knees, or increase your mental focus in a particular sport or activity. We work one-on-one with students who have a variety of health challenges or limitations and create a therapeutic yoga regimen specific to their body and health goals.
Special needs instruction is best when done in a series of a few sessions. While the number of sessions needed varies, depending on experience and goals of student, most students have a workable plan after 1 to 6 sessions.
Martia Rachman, E-RYT 500, is a dual-trained yoga therapist; with experience as a yoga instructor, counselor, and massage therapist/bodyworker. She combines her knowledge and skills as a therapist with her acumen as a master yoga instructor to offer a truly unique healing experience.
Brandon Hudson, RYT 200, is a trained yoga therapist who works with both adults and children. She specializes in teaching alignment and breathing. She is also certified in Creative Relaxation, a therapeutic yoga program for children with Autism and Special Needs.
Katie Hay, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, is a trained yoga therapist who has experience working with anxiety, grief, PTSD, wheelchair and chair yoga, yoga for beginners, mindfulness, assistance building a home practice, and general yoga therapy for common conditions.
Rebecca Willman, RYT 200, has experience working with stress relief, anxiety/panic and trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem; Yoga for LGB/Queer and Trans people; intuitive healing through meditation; pre- and post-natal yoga, and dealing with death, miscarriage, pregnancy or major life changes.
Valerie Holbert, RYT 200, is a trained yoga therapist who teaches yoga for chronic pain, yoga for trauma, yoga for all bodies, yoga for beginners, and yoga for kids.
Contact us to schedule an appointment or call the studio at 828-669-2939.