• karenwhitfieldyoga

What to expect - Initial Consultation

This approach to Yoga is so different from what most people imagine that I always start with a free consultation. This allows me to explain how the process works, what a 20minute practice might contain and how it might develop incrementally over time, what you can expect in the lessons and what I would expect from you. It gives you a face to face opportunity to ask any questions or voice any concerns.

I will also ask you to fill in a confidential information form prior to us meeting so I can find out a bit about you and what you are hoping to get out of your Yoga practice. It is really important that we set relevant and appropriate goals both for the short term and long term direction of your practice.

Other information I will ask for includes medical history, current illnesses and injuries and also lifestyle information such as your profession, working patterns, home environment, family or social support. This may seem a little intrusive but in order for you to be able to practice Yoga at home it needs to respect the many aspects of your life and fit into your schedule in a way that makes it practical to do every day.

I may ask you to demonstrate some simple movements for me so that I can a general idea about areas of strength, weakness, flexibility and stiffness.

At the end of the consultation you will hopefully have a feeling about whether this type of practice is for you! If you choose to proceed to lessons we can book in a first lesson whenever you are ready. The information from our consultation will help us to hit the ground running!

Lessons are always booked ad hoc, there is no regular commitment though I would expect to see you every 2-4 weeks. Any sooner and the changes we have made do not have time to integrate, but much longer and the practice will start to feel stale. I have tried to anticipate questions about Personal Yoga on my website at https://www.youryogapractice.co.uk/person-practice, take a look and of course get in touch if there is anything else you would like to know.

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