How This Teaching Works:
From the inception of the relationship, my goal is to impart the practice in a way that is ideal for the given student. Some students want help learning the practice gradually, and help with motivation to practice on their own between sessions, so that ultimately they can practice correctly without me, becoming their own best teacher. Other students want to experiment with learning yoga, with gentle ongoing assistance and no task of “self-practice between sessions.” There are many in-betweens, and I aim to coordinate with students’ perceptions and desires regarding their interest as it evolves over time.
Introduction With Demonstration – Approximately 90 minutes
If you are curious about yoga, you should schedule the Introduction, as in order to intelligently evaluate the practice one must feel and experience it. After general conversation to become acquainted, we will have specific conversation regarding yoga and Ashtanga Yoga in particular. I’ll do a short demonstration of an excerpt from the 90-minute practice, and then teach you the first ten minutes of the practice until you have it memorized, so that you can do it on your own the next day.
Subsequent Lessons – One Hour
Subsequent lessons are open-ended and scheduled one at a time. We review what you have learned, and continue sequentially through the practice at a pace comfortable for you.
Some people (typically those under 45) can learn the full 90-minute practice in 3- 6 months. Other people may never be able to do the full practice. But even 30 minutes a day transforms one’s life by imparting strength, flexibility, agility, and patience.
The fee per lesson is $100 in the studio, whether for one person or a group. Outside the studio, the fee is $125 in the immediate metropolitan area. The fee for farther distances can be discussed.
I’m passionate about sharing this form of yoga that I have practiced daily since 2001. If the yoga resonates with you in a special way in the introductory lesson, it may well end up being transformational. The practice is as enjoyable and beneficial for me today as it has ever been.