Individual Yoga

One-to-One Yoga : Reading

Group classes are a great way of being introduced to yoga. However, they are limited in their ability to ensure yoga suits your particular health needs and interests. Traditionally yoga is taught on a one-to-one basis. Learning yoga on an individual basis can allow you to practice yoga tailored to your health, interests, individual needs and aspirations. Your age, health, lifestyle, occupation and culture will be reflected in a practice given.

People come for many reasons including physical rehabilitation, support for depression and anxiety, support for living with chronic illness such as M.S, during pregancy and preparation for childbirth, stress related health problems or for a more indepth study of Yoga to support teacher training or personal interest.

One-to-One Yoga : Reading

First consultation

In the first consultation, you will learn more about the process and we can discuss your reasons for coming. During this session, a health questionnaire will be completed and we will do some simple movement to assess how your body moves. These meetings are confidential.

In addition, during this session, a personal practice will be designed and tried. The approach is client-centered and will be guided by you. An achievable practice will be given which you will need to aim to practice 3-4 times a week to experience benefit.

Through on-going meetings, your practice will be developed and refined through feedback, discussion and observation of your experience. It is usual to aim to meet for at least six sessions. After this, you can review your progress. Some students feel that this is enough for their particular needs whilst others continue to come to individual sessions for years.

Testimonials

'When I started doing yoga with Marie, my back pain meant (among other things) that I couldn’t easily get up from the floor. I would have to roll over on to my side, then slowly climb my way up to a sitting, then standing position. After a couple of months, I had no problem getting up and my back pain had gone. In the mornings, I didn’t have the usual aches and pains and my body just felt so much better. When you’ve lived with back problems for years, you don’t realise how much you’ve limited your movement to compensate, so it’s wonderful to feel normal again. Marie’s a great teacher – she understands the human body and also the human mind. She encouraged me and directed me without ever making me feel pushed or uncomfortable. It’s important to practice alone too and I was motivated enough to do this, which was a tremendous surprise to me as someone who doesn’t like exercise and thought she couldn’t find the time! The lessons were simple and enjoyable but made a dramatic improvement to my overall health and wellbeing. I felt more centred; more relaxed. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done and I definitely recommend it. '
Sia Israel, 40 year old ex-bent up woman, Reading

'Marie was great at working out an individual programme to support our sporting activities and our work related needs. It was very flexible, perfect for a busy and always changing lifestyle.'
Helen Usher

The cost of the initial meeting is £55

On-going consultation rates are £40 for up to an hour and £55 for up to an hour and a half. .

If you wish to rearrange or cancel a session, 48 hours' notice should be given or normal charges apply.