Private Yoga Therapy

Yoga has the potential to be therapeutic when practiced mindfully, with pure intention. These private yoga sessions provide gentle reminders for a mindful practice and take the approach of looking at you as an integrated whole. That means consideration will be given to ALL aspects of what makes you who you are. The physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual aspects of yourself all need to be functioning harmoniously for optimal wellness. Health and body harmony are enjoyed when you learn to maintain balance of these intricate systems. It can be said that Yoga Therapy is about empowering people to help themselves, by applying the teachings and practices of yoga. The IAYT defines Yoga Therapy as “the professional application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well-being within a therapeutic relationship that includes personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management, and yoga practices for individuals or small groups.”

There are a variety of reasons to choose private yoga attention. One, may be that you have been practicing yoga online in a group, but do not seem to be getting full benefit from the classes? Or perhaps you know that there is more to the age-old wisdom of yoga that you would like to experience? Another reason is that we are unique individuals with ever changing needs! Balancing these needs, especially with special health considerations requires mindfulness and intention. Whatever your reason for seeking personal attention, virtually anyone curious about yoga can benefit from the guidance of a yoga therapist. Take comfort in practicing a personalized yoga program designed to fit your current needs, where and when you want.

Therapeutic yoga is beneficial for the beginner who is open to a new experience and ready for a change. Anyone who is curious about what yoga has to offer and is ready to be proactive with their wellness can find improvements to their health and lifestyle.

Yes! Lori loves working with prenatal women and has done so for over 20 years. With so many changes happening in the body during pregnancy, it is a great time to slow down and nurture yourself. The benefits of nurturing mom and baby with yoga can have such positive long term effects. Take care of #1 during this precious time in your life, awhile creating a calm and loving environment for your baby.

There are definitely aspects of yoga that can be drawn upon to facilitate healing, with or without an injury. After an intake and physical assessment, we would use a combination of yoga stretches, physical exercises and meditations to make progress. However, when chronic discomfort or pain has manifested, the process of unravelling it can take some time. Thus, it is best not to look for instant results and gratification even though you likely will feel better right away! If you are ready for self inquiry and self help to get to the root of the discomfort or pain, then you are likely a great candidate for therapeutic yoga. Please know, that Lori may also encourage the support of other health care professionals. You may contact lori@bodyharmony.ca to arrange for a Complimentary 15-minute Phone Consultation to assist in determining if yoga therapy is for you.

For the first time private session and subsequent follow up sessions, a small investment in your health is required. Please see Private Yoga Packages for details on pricing.

Yoga sessions are held either online (in the comfort and safety of your home) or in person at Canopy Integrated Health in North Vancouver. The most suitable option for either online or in person sessions, could be discussed during the free 15 minute phone consultation to see if private yoga is for you. Please contact lori@bodyharmony.ca for further information or see the Yoga Schedule for private and group session availability. For ongoing precautions due to COVID 19, please see below.

Procedures are in place and we are certainly taking precautions with the current pandemic. Yoga sessions are held either online (in the comfort and safety of your home) or in person at select locations in North or West Vancouver. For in person sessions, currently physical distancing is honoured and a mask is worn by the therapist and client. A physical assessment and/or a hands on approach to healing is offered only at the discretion of the therapist, with written and verbal consent from the client. Client care is of utmost importance so the yoga space is cleaned between sessions, and you are asked to bring your own mat and props if you have them. The most suitable option for either online or in person sessions could be discussed during a free 15 minute phone consultation. Please contact lori@bodyharmony.ca for further information.