Published on May 10th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey0
Sunrise Private Yoga
SUNRISE PRIVATE YOGA
A lot of my clients want to work out in the morning but don’t have time to deal with the hassle of getting to a gym. First, most gyms don’t have beginner yoga classes at time slots that work for working people. So if there’s a 6 or a 6:30am yoga class, it’s usually a tough Vinyasa Flow/Power Yoga class.
Starting your day off with Private Yoga, in the comfort of your own home (and even your pets), is a great way to usher in your day. Your ‘workout’ is finished, your joints are oiled, and you are so much better equipped to handle sitting in a chair.
I can teach un-injured beginners the basics in about 20 sessions, twice a week. In just 2.5 months of private one-on-one instruction, you will learn enough to attend most ‘All Levels’ classes in local, LA studios.
You will also have a repertoire of about 50-70 poses under your belt.
If a client’s goal is to eventually attend group classes, of which there are SO many especially on the Westside, I strongly recommend practicing privately twice a week. The investment will be the same, but you will learn at a quicker pace, retain the information better, and see results in a shorter time.
I also teach my clients my TOP 5 POSES to do if you sit all day to keep their hamstrings long and flexible, their hips open, and their low back relaxed.
These tools will last you a lifetime, wherever you go. They will help you on planes, while seated in meetings and perhaps more importantly, the steadiness of mind you develop on your mat will ease you through the tough times in life.
Whether you end up developing a consistent yoga practice, with me, or with the guidance of many other wonderful teachers in the world, the result will be the same – a cultivation of awareness of body, mind and spirit – a practice that is adaptable to all stages of life.
I started practicing yoga when I was 18, to get out of a gym credit in college. I’m almost 43 now. As I reflect on the 20 some odd years yoga has been in my life, I can say that it’s been a great balancing force.
When I’ve been injured, breathing and meditation was all I could do — and thank god I had these tools.
When I’ve been sound of body, there is no other exercise that leaves me feeling both spent and energized, pulsing with life like YOGA.
If you are curious about learning how these ancient tools can help YOUR modern life, feel free, as always, to contact me.
I’d love to show you what I’ve learned.