ALL PRIVATE SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS ARE BY DONATION ONLY
Private yoga session: $15-$20
Private meditation session: $15-$20
Private, individualized yoga therapy session: $35-$40
Types of yoga and meditation offered at Hush:
Loving-Kindness Meditation: Engage your compassion and let it naturally expand. Be guided in the practice of loving-kindness toward yourself and others. Let your heart be warmed and your mind be opened while cultivating more compassion in the world.
Morning Mindfulness Meditation and Discussion: This class focuses on cultivating mindfulness by becoming more aware of your individual senses and experiences. This class also discusses how to implement mindfulness into your daily life.
Stillness Meditation: Take a break from thinking, striving, and doing and explore your way into the heart of stillness. This deeply restful, guided exploration will offer you the opportunity to reconnect with your true self. Feel free to sit or lie down in any comfortable position on this journey home to yourself.
Mantra Meditation: The repetition of significant words can welcome the potential to heal by replacing displeasing feelings with clarity.
Candlelight Meditation: The studio will only be lit by candlelight! Join us for a deeply peaceful and powerful silent meditation experience to wind down the week. Flameless candles are provided; you are welcome to bring your own flameless candle as well! The more candles, the more lovely!
Gentle Hatha Yoga: This class focuses on stretching and breathing, there will be no feats of strength or super flexibility needed! However, we will do some standing poses, forward bends, and low-impact to moderate backbends, in addition to seated stretches in this class. These classes are intended to be calming and to reduce stress. If you have been intimidated by the more athletic yoga styles and/or your main goal is to unwind, this class is for you!
Calming Yin Yoga: This class is the ultimate peaceful and meditative experience! Yin is a very grounding, passive, meditative type of yoga practice. It involves poses that primarily target the lower extremities. Variations of seated and supine positions are held for a minimum of 3 to 5 minutes. These long holds access deep layers of fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles and separates them from other organs. Often overlooked, this connective tissue accounts for almost 50% of the body’s resistance to flexibility, while muscles account for about 40%.
Immediate benefits include open hips, a calm body and a centered mind. During a yin class, the student is asked to relax into a pose and stay with it. Sitting with feelings and sensations for long periods of time can be challenging for anyone. This exact stillness can result in greater mental stability.
In yin, the student is asked to stay with the experience of the self for extended periods of time. This practice of allowing healing processes to begin or continue can have a profound impact on a person’s well-being.Unwind at the end of your weekend in our Yin Yoga Class. Set this time aside to reduce stress and anxiety while improving flexibility and circulation.
Morning Slow Flow Gentle Yoga: Gifting yourself with a time of intentional stillness in the morning, while slowly stretching the body, helps to encourage a calm and peaceful mindset throughout the day. We will set a daily intention, mindfully flow through gentle yoga sequences, and foster a feeling of inner peace and stillness to carry with us through our day.
YOGA THERAPY SESSIONS
What is Yoga Therapy?
“Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels.”
-TKV Desikachar & Kausthub Desikacha
What can you expect in a Yoga Therapy Session?
Before your first session, you will fill out a questionnaire with a brief overview of your health history, past yoga experience, goals, challenges, and lifestyle. Each private yoga therapy session will begin with a “check-in” in which you observe the body and mind in the present moment (this may be in the form of a body scan meditation). Your specific needs that day determine the flow of the session. Yoga therapy sessions look very different from one client to another. I tailor the session to each client; honoring and supporting each individual’s own journey.
Depending on your specific goals and needs, yoga therapy sessions can include any of these tools:
Yoga: Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Adaptive/Chair yoga selections
Meditation & mindfulness techniques
Functional strength training
Stretch and range of motion exercises
Somatic movement (slow, meditative movement that trains the body to move in a more functional way)
Journaling or self-reflection exercises
Mantra or affirmation
Assistance in creating a home yoga practice
Awareness of holistic nutrition
While I am in training, I would love to provide yoga therapy at a reduced rate! Please contact me for more details!
What will I sit on?
We want to make meditation accessible to everyone. We have floor cushions, kneeling benches, and chairs in the studio so you can find a comfortable spot. If you have more specific needs, please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What should I wear
Something comfortable to sit or lie down in is preferable but you can come as you are! We ask you to remove your shoes at the door and go barefoot or you may wear socks.
What kind of meditation/yoga do you provide?
We conduct meditation sessions that are open to all levels. They include Loving-Kindness, Mantra, Mindfulness, Grounding, and others.
We offer several styles/types of yoga: trauma informed, accessible yoga, gentle yoga, hatha yoga, vinyassa yoga, restorative yoga, and yin yoga.
What if I can’t stop thinking?
It is a common misconception that the goal of meditation is to stop our thoughts and completely clear our mind. However, this isn’t the case! If we could easily master our thoughts, we wouldn’t need to meditate! Thinking is a natural function of our brain, in fact, the practice of meditation is noticing and being aware of our thoughts and then redirecting our mind to a single focal point (i.e. your breath, a candle flame, a mantra, etc.)