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Want a yoga class, yoga therapy class or movement-based workshop tailored to your needs or the needs of your group?
Contact me for a quote, providing a short description of what you are looking for. I can be booked for private requests at your location or at the RePose studio. You can also read more about my private one-on-one sessions and areas of expertise, as well as my Corporate Program below.
Are you interested to learn how to move more efficiently to optimize your health?
Do you want to improve your strength and mobility to create change that will help you feel great? Or maybe you feeling tired, stressed, overworked or overwhelmed and want to focus deeply on breath and relaxation techniques tailored for you to help you find calm in your life?
Booking a private session might just be for you!
Private sessions are personalized to your needs and may include assessing your alignment and movement patterns, yoga, functional movement, restorative exercise, restorative yoga, yoga therapy, strength drills, resistance stretching, mobility-based conditioning exercises, breathwork and other mindful practices. The tools and practices used will be chosen to meet your objectives for the sessions.
How Private Sessions Work
Your first session will take between 60-75 minutes, and will include a discussion of your objectives and a review of your current health and well-being. Prior to this session you will be asked to fill out an intake form. Based on your stated objectives for our work together, we will choose the most appropriate yoga postures, movement techniques and other practices for you.
For example, if your goal is to improve strength and mobility of a particular area of your body, or to decrease symptoms of pain, we might decide to use the resistance stretching technique, a hands-on technique to help you work the muscles in that area of your body concentrically, isometrically and eccentrically to improve both strength and range of motion and decrease symptoms of pain.
Subsequent sessions are usually 60 minutes and will include further refining or deepening the practices and exercises tailored for you, assessing your progress, and revisiting your objectives when necessary.
For Restorative yoga sessions it is recommended to book an hour and a half.
I encourage clients to practice at home outside of our sessions together and I provide you with practices outlined for home practice (videos linked where possible). After the first session you will receive an email containing guidance on what to include in your home practice. Subsequent sessions receive updates to this as needed. I will also give you many suggestions for how to incorporate helpful movement practices throughout your day as you go about your normal routines.
$90 + GST/session ($125 for 1.5 hr. sessions)
$80 + GST/session when booking 10 or more sessions within 6 months ($115 for 1.5 hr. session)
1 – 2 people/session. For more than 2 people please contact me for a quote.
“Jenn is very knowledgeable and continues to empower herself with research on biomechanics to integrate into her yoga practice. I find her calm demeanor refreshing during each session, it leaves me feeling rejuvenated at the end of each class.”
Some Benefits of Private Sessions with Jenn
Some of the Reasons People Book Private Sessions with Jenn
Have specific goals for improving areas of strength and/or mobility and/or ability in yoga postures
Experiencing or recovering from injury, illness, or mobility-restriction and want tailored practices more appropriate than they can get in a group yoga class
Feel uncomfortable going to a group yoga class and/or simply want the one-on-one experience and a yoga practice tailored for them
Experience of persistent pain and want to explore how yoga and movement therapy might help alleviate symptoms (please also seek referral to a Physiotherapist)
Looking for support with developing a yoga practice at home that meets personal needs
Desire to reduce stress and practice Restorative yoga at home and looking for a personalized Restorative yoga practice sequence
Experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction and/or diastasis recti (DR) and want to learn corrective exercise, habit modification, strengthening and release techniques to feel better (please also seek referral to a Physiotherapist)
Assistance with exercises and practices learned in a workshop (Functional Feet, Pelvic Floor, Walking, etc.)
What is Yoga Therapy?
The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) defines yoga therapy as the “specific application of yogic tools – postures/exercises, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more – to address an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional needs.
You can find out more about how the IAYT defines Yoga therapy and the work of the IAYT here.
Although I am certified as a Yoga Therapist with the IAYT, not all of the work I do falls under the umbrella of Yoga Therapy. This makes it challenging to describe what I do! Most simply, all of my work focuses on using breath and movement to improve mental, physical, physiological, and emotional health. Some of my specific areas of focus are highlighted below.
Jenn’s Areas of Interest & Expertise
I am passionate about helping people move and feel better! To continue to grow and expand my understanding and ability to help others, I pursue additional education in the therapeutic applications of movement every year. These days most of the courses I seek out are science-based and fairly specialized. This is a list of my particular areas of interest that I have taken specialized training in and/or continue to pursue.
Nervous System, relaxation response, Restorative yoga
Strength & Mobility Conditioning
Whole Body Biomechanics & Restorative Exercise
Understanding Soft Tissue Injury, Prevention & Post-injury Training
Resistance Stretching (hands-on technique incorporating concentric, isometric and eccentric muscle actions)
Word is out that sitting is the new smoking when it comes to the long-term health implications and many workplaces have been moving to standing workstations or sit-stand stations. This is definitely a step forward for health in the workplace – yay!
Regardless of whether you are sitting or standing at your desk, if you are mostly sedentary in one position you may have experienced tension, discomfort, and low energy.
Or, better yet, interested in contributing to your employees’ well-being, increasing their overall happiness at work and by extension – their productivity?
This workshop will show you and your employees or colleagues different ways to sit, stand and move better while working. We’ll summarize some of the data on sitting and the impacts to health and then get up and practice moving. We’ll practice simple stretches and strengthening exercises you can do at your desk (in your cubicle) throughout the day to improve your health and how you feel, as well as your ability to focus and be productive.
You will leave this workshop feeling better about your ability to improve your health at work. A handout to pin up next to your desk will be provided with simple desk exercise reminders.