1:1 YOGA FOR HEALING 

I am currently offering 1:1 Thai Yoga Massage and Private Yoga following Beth Rutty COVID protocols

Healing or therapeutic yoga is a relatively new practice that has its roots in ancient yogic wisdom and tradition. The practice can be vast and varied and working with one person's needs in a therapeutic, healing way can offer incredible benefits.

 

I combine the tools of breath, philosophy, meditation, chanting, movement and asana - yoga postures, to offer healing for the body as well as the mind and the heart. I take the viewpoint that you are already a whole, complete and perfect being. 

 

Therapeutic yoga can offer healing through the lenses of the heart, mind and body.
 

  • Heart: to be human also means to be divine - whatever that means to you. We can suffer greatly by disconnecting from the essence of who we are at the 'heart' level.

  • Mind: we can be suffering from deep seeded, and possibly outdated beliefs that no longer serve

  • Body: we may appear to have symmetrical bodies, but we usually live life with a dominant side and therefore create compensation patterns that can take the body out of balance and we carry on and suffer needlessly.

Yoga is a state of being as well as a process that is about relationship to self and others and is constantly evolving. 1:1 sessions offer education, opportunity for heightened awareness and  therefore personal empowerment.

 

Each 75 minute session may include:

  • a conversation about personal goals

  • postural assessment addressing imbalances in your body that might be causing you pain

  • personalized yoga practice to strength, stretch and increase awareness

  • meditation or restorative yoga to support balancing your nervous system

  • breath practices

  • follow up  - homework (either written or verbal)
     

Sample handouts from a 1:1 session

 

Reasons to book a 1:1 Session with Beth

  • Therapeutic healing yoga for anyone with a persistent issue or injury

  • A comfort level with sharing your personal health history

  • For someone who wants a practice designed especially for them

  • If you are a beginner and want to learn fundamentals in a safe environment that is less overwhelming, where you can feel less self-conscious and reduce your anxiety

  • To help to make sense of the language of yoga and anatomy

  • If you have specific personal goals and needs or specific issues

  • A great complement to other modalities you may use, such as chiropractor, osteopath, physiotherapist, personal trainer

  • Can boost your confidence

  • You can practice your yoga around your schedule either in person or online

  • You can work on your awareness and alignment at a pace that is suitable for you to grow

"Until I met Beth I really didn’t think that Yoga was for me.

Now I wish I had started years ago.

 

I haven’t been kind to my body so when the aches and pains began, I assumed there wasn’t much I could do except lots of massages. Therapists advised yoga so I took a few classes with 

highly qualified and popular instructors. Occasionally I managed a pose and was a bit more limber. But I felt I had survived, not thrived. Now I know why. I needed more than technique. I needed to understand. Beth took me inside my body to learn what muscles were being used and how they connected. I also discovered I had some I didn’t know about. 

 

Whether it’s one on one, or in a class, Beth offers more than the usual corrections. It’s like she can see through you, “don’t forget to….” or “make sure you can feel….”. Sure enough, most of the time I wasn’t. You may not complete the pose but you learn a lot along the way. As she says “Yoga is the journey not the destination.” 

 

But it can also be the solution. For years I had a serious problem with my shoulder and arm. Therapists and acupuncture couldn’t fix it. Beth did. 

 

I’m never going to do headstands, but after a session with Beth I feel loose and alive. In listening to her, I’ve learned to listen to my body."

- Christopher Thomas

  Former Artistic Director of MIFF and  Host CBC Radio and TV

You can book a one time session or a block of 3 sessions. I highly recommend the block of 3 sessions if possible for follow up, reassessment and adjustment of your program accordingly to get optimal results.

These sessions can be booked by emailing me or click below to book and pay with a credit card online. You can send an e-transfer or use a credit card.

FEES:

75 minute session fee: $100 (tax in) 

3 - 75 minute sessions: $265 (tax in) (to be used within a 6 month period)

THAI YOGA MASSAGE

This is definitely a full, heart, mind and body experience that combines Shiatsu techniques with joint movement and helps to open up the body to receive a better flow of energy. A dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage, I will guide you through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy lines and pressures points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically. Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. Every session finishes with a relaxation with Essential oils. It's a little bit of heaven:-) 

These sessions can be booked by emailing me or click below to book and pay with a credit card online. You can send an e-transfer or use a credit card.

75 minute session fee: $85 (tax in) 

 

PRIVATE CLASSES/STUDIO RENTAL/RETREATS

I can also teach yoga, meditation or offer Thai Yoga Massage treatments for small private groups, or rent out the studio for private retreats. My studio is 525 sq ft and can typically fit 12 yoga mats plus 1 yoga teacher. There is a bathroom with a shower and a small bedroom with bunk beds.​

Email me to talk about possible options.