- What is Yoga Therapy?
- What is The Franklin Method?
- How do your online sessions work?
- Will you run another ultra marathon?
- What are your top tips for getting ready to work together 1:1?
- What’s your scheduling and cancellation policy?
- When is working together not recommended?
- How can I host you for a workshop in my city/studio?
- When/where will you host your next women’s retreat?
1. What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy is a personalized, complementary service that works with western medicine providers, chiropractors, bodyworkers, and mental health providers as part of your whole-self care and treatment. It’s about you learning how to take charge of your short term and long term outcomes through devoted awareness and practice.
From the International Association of Yoga Therapists, or IAYT: Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga.
Yoga can be a framework for us to examine and explore all layers of our being – physical, energetic, mental, emotional, spiritual, ethical…and I’m curious who we’re become through our habits of practice.
The Franklin Method is a way of learning about your own body, mind, breath, movement function and potential by studying experiential anatomy, self care & body conditioning using imagery strategies.
Basically, it’s the process of creating positive change through awareness and action.
From the Institute directly: The Franklin Method uses dynamic imagery, anatomical embodiment & educational skills to create lasting positive change in your body and mind.
The Franklin Method was founded by Eric Franklin in 1994 and is taught all over the world. One of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century is the plasticity of the brain; that the lives we live shape the brain we develop. The Franklin Method is at the forefront of practical neuro-plasticity; showing you how to use your brain to improve your body’s function. It all starts with the knowledge that we have the power to change.
3. How do our online sessions work?
Technically, we need a reliable internet connection and either Skype or Facetime to do online sessions.
More personally, you need to trust yourself to show up, focus, and dive into the movement practices we try on. I’ve been impressed by the efficacy of teaching online myself, and you can read testimonies of happy clients (online and off) on the LOVE page here.
In some cases, working online is better than in person, especially with unique cases like movement therapy for trauma survivors. No travel time or studio/gym fees, more comfort and privacy being in your own home, and you know your practice is truly in your hands – no physical touch or adjustments.
Fill out the ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ form here to see how we can get you moving toward your goals.
My first was the Superior Trail Ultra, all 52.1 miles of it completed on September 6, 2014. It felt like giving birth, and I might do that first before I train for another. No, I’m not currently expecting.
5. What are your top tips for getting ready to work together 1:1?
solid internet connection, install skype or familiarize yourself with facetime; discern your top needs, concerns and goals – and discuss with me; check in with your doctor and/or mental health professional about adding more movement into your body & life; create space in your home to move, your mind to learn & your schedule to practice
Fill out the ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ form here to apply for a free consult.
If you’re in Southern California and want to work together in person, fill out the form above and I’ll call you!
6. What’s your scheduling and cancellation policy?
My 4 month IMMERSION term clients get scheduled first, for their weekly live sessions. Then individual sessions are booked in on weekdays until my schedule or sense of self-care says “I’m full.” You can be added to the waitlist if/when it becomes necessary.
Life flows in directions we don’t expect sometimes. Sessions are paid in full in advance for packages, and on the date of service for individual sessions. All 1:1 services are non-transferable and non-refundable – because you’re investing in you, right? Right. Gifts are always available if you want someone you love to experience movement-magic.
When you need to reschedule, plan ahead. If you can’t give much notice, at least open up communication. Sick kids, emergencies and illness happen – in those events, we work together to reschedule. For cancellations without notice or for repeated issues, your session(s) may be forfeited without refund. Of course, I will communicate with you before taking that action.
7. When is working together not recommended?
If you’re dealing with acute health issues or pain levels, it’s best to seek support from your medical team first. Also, for significant or acute mental health concerns, it’s best to seek support of your psychologist/psychiatrist first.
If we’re working together for a package and you become ill or injured, we will talk about courses of action. And for more general injuries and pain – we can work with most scenarios, with consent and guidance from your doctor. Minor or more chronic structural concerns give us a perfect opportunity to teach you how to adapt your practice day by day to suit your needs!
8. How can I host you for a workshop in my city/studio?
I’m not planning any traveling for teaching/speaking gigs until April 2016 and after. Click here to get more info about hosting me for a workshop or other event.
9. When/where will you host your next women’s retreat?
I’m researching (casually, like pinterest and google for my own satisfaction) retreat locations and themes for 2016 and beyond. I’m thinking Costa Rica or right here in SoCal – to get my midwestern friends and clients outta the long winter for a week or so of sunshine, connection and study.
Message me through the contact page and tell me you’re in. It will make the planning go more quickly the more messages I get saying “YES, let’s do this!”