one on one

...or grab a friend/partner/roommate, and share the practice with another one!

Do you have a busy schedule, a special condition, or an injury - or all three - that makes attending group classes challenging? Perhaps you want to make your practice more personalized and relevant to your life right now, or there's something about yoga that you're struggling with { could be attention, balance, learning how to relax... } and you'd like to dig in deeper. Get in touch if you'd like to practice privately with me - some students meet with me a few times to help address a specific issue and then return to group classes with modifications, others wish to schedule an ongoing weekly time to commit to their practice with guidance. 

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Working together, we'll create a practice that helps you take care of you. It won't look exactly like a typical yoga class: instead, it'll be the things you like +plus+ the things we find that you need to grow stronger and more resilient -minus- the things that don't work for you right now. We'll likely incorporate exercises from other movement modalities, such as pilates and strength training, but in a mindful way that still feels like yoga. As you change, the practice will change.

Use the form below or email me directly at emily.star.yoga@gmail.com. Please list a few dates and times that work for you, and where you'd like to practice - your home or office in _____ neighborhood, a studio where I teach, or at my office in Rockville on Hungerford Dr (pictured).

Why practice privately, even if I don't have an injury or already know enough about yoga to practice in a group?

Group classes can be a wonderful way to foster community, social connectivity, and practice familiar yoga sequences. However, I've found that the average yoga class

a. doesn't accommodate students who can't quickly and easily get up and down from the ground, which leaves many desk-bound and/or older students behind or worse, makes yoga seem like something they can't do,

and

b. doesn't include enough movement variety and load for more athletic students, which after a while may leave more advanced students bored or unchallenged, or becoming sensation-seekers of very demanding postures that shift the practice of turning inward into another competitive sport (and all the attendant risks that comes with).

If you're in group a, there is so much we can do to improve mobility, flexibility and stability, all while getting the benefits of a mindfulness practice, and in preparation for eventually joining a group class (if that's something you want to do). If you're in group b, you can make your movement practice more well-rounded and holistic, and even learn some fancy-looking and fun poses, all while practicing in a way that helps you create a more kind, loving and accepting relationship with yourself.

And if you think you've hit a wall/plateau/rough patch with yoga, I bet I can show you a way around/over/through - because I've been there too.

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