Individual sessions offer you the opportunity to apply the wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda directly to your life in a way that is tailored to your specific needs.
Ayurveda & Therapeutic Yoga
Individual sessions offer you the opportunity to apply the wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda directly to your life in a way that is tailored to your specific needs. These healing modalities are holistic, and therefore will consider the entire picture of your health: body, mind and spirit. These sessions will be collaborative in nature and together we will discover what is most needed for your health and positive state of mind. If you’re not sure which modality is right for you, find descriptions below, or reach out with questions.
Healing is a process and it takes time. And so, for your first session you will receive a thorough intake to assess your needs and form a plan based on those needs. Please plan for at least 1.5 hours for your initial consultation. After this subsequent visits of either half hour or an hour will be planned. During your session you will receive instruction and recommendations on how to apply specific practices on a daily basis into your life.
Sessions are recommended on a seasonal basis. However, if your condition is acute more frequent visits may be recommended.
If you are afraid to practice yoga because of an injury, want to start a yoga practice to heal or have an advanced practice and are wanting to go deeper, these sessions will be an opportunity to refine alignment and technique. By learning how to align your body, your movements during the day will be more informed and less likely to cause injury in the future. In addition to the physical aspect of the practice these sessions can also include instruction in Pranayama, Meditation and Contemplation.
Ayurveda is a traditional form of medicine from India and translates as the science of vitality, or wisdom of life and living. It is the study of everything about life. In this way it takes a different perspective than Western Medicine.
Instead of the focus being on diagnosing sickness or disease and treating symptoms Ayurveda focuses on what it means to cultivate our health and vitality. When we feel unwell, the technique in Ayurveda is to look for the root cause-how did this come to be? In this way each person’s story and needs are unique. Because it is the study of all of life, Ayurveda can be a great support in daily life for all of the choices we make about our routine, diet, exercise and spiritual practice. It is a holistic practice and so will address you on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The Ayurvedic Pharmacy includes herbal therapy as well as dietary recommendations, essential oils, time in nature, communication, color therapy, routine and exercise.
These sessions are consultations and therefore will consist primarily of advice. If you are interested in bringing the wisdom of Ayurveda into your life it is recommended to receive sessions seasonally, although if your condition is more acute, more frequent visits may be suggested. Healing is a process and it takes time. And so, for your first session you will receive a thorough intake to assess your needs and form a plan based on those needs. Please plan for at least 1.5 hours for your initial consultation. After this subsequent visits of either half hour or an hour will be planned. During your session you will receive instruction and recommendations on how to apply specific practices on a daily basis into your life.
If you would like to learn more about Ayurveda, check our workshop schedule as we frequently offer classes to support this lifestyle.
Our individual sessions will also provide you with instruction and recommendations on how to apply specific practices on a daily basis into your life. Sessions are recommended on a seasonal basis. However, if your condition is acute more frequent visits may be recommended.
Prana means energy, breath, or life force. Learning to direct and control prana in the body has long been considered a crucial aspect of yoga. As an essential bodily function, breathing is an involuntary act. Although we cannot control whether or not we breathe, we can, to some extent, control the way that we breathe. Exercises in breath control, such as breath retention and deliberate methods inhalation and exhalation for specific mental and physical benefits are at the core of pranayama practice.
Asana is the physical practice of yoga poses. In addition to referring broadly to the physical aspect of yoga, asana can also be used to describe a single pose. Asanas are performed to improve flexibility, strength, and balance. The use of breathing and focus can help relieve stress and anxiety. The poses are not meant to simply be physical exercises but rather used holistically as a mind-body practice to improve physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person, or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgment. And eventually, you may start to better understand them as well.
Diet can also refer to the food and drink a person consumes daily and the mental and physical circumstances connected to eating. Nutrition involves more than simply eating a “good” diet—it is about nourishment on every level. It involves relationships with family, friends, nature (the environment), our bodies, our community, and the world.
A lifestyle is expressed in both the work, behavior, leisure and social patterns we do – it’s a combination of what we repeatedly do. It affects how we see ourselves and our identity. Does there become a point where we are living too many lifestyles? Can we attach too many things to our identity that don’t really matter? That don’t really define who we are?
Self care in essence is the mindful taking time to pay attention to you, not in a narcissistic way, but in a way that ensures that you are being cared for by you. Self care means knowing who you are and your limits. Self care means recognizing when you are doing more than you are used to handling and trying to figure out what can be done to slow down.
WISDOM - INTEGRITY - OPENNESS
At Mosaic we strive to showcase our communities' immense talent and wisdom in the healing arts through regular weekly classes, seasonal workshops, advanced training and continuing education. We also aim to make this wealth accessible by offering both regular and periodic donation based classes. We value integrity and are committed to Mosaic being a safe space where everyone feels welcome, regardless of their body type, ability level, orientation, politics, religious beliefs, race or even previous training. It is you, our beautiful and diverse community that makes up the Mosaic of who we become as a studio. Come as you are!