Yoga for Scoliosis and back pain: Private Sessions
You're here. I'm Blessed.
Entering a private session is stepping into exquisite care and attention. Time is taken to hear your story, and to listen to what you are needing. To learn about the ways you move and the ways you want to move. To help you change your experiences of your strong, fluid, oh so beautiful spine.
Healing, and deep change.
You begin by scheduling an initial Assessment session. We spend 80 minutes together in the studio, talking, observing your movement, beginning asana.
Next, we follow your initial session with a four session block, each 55 minutes duration. This time together allows greater exploration of the territory of asana and the beginnings of crafting a home practice for you. Your home practice is where the real change is enabled. Your consistent relationship with your spine, through yoga that is chosen and modified for your uniqueness.
We work at a pace that allows us to see your movement patterns and for you to become aware of your inner landscape. All in service to your ease of movement; to your breath flowing unimpeded through your body. A calling to your embodiment and to your freedom, both, your birthrights.
Whilst we work quite intensively with props (particular yoga equipment) in the studio, you will be shown how to adapt your asana in your home environment, so you can practice effectively at home. At each and every session's end, you receive a card of the asana we have worked with in your session. Something to go home with, digest, practice.
Perfectly, specifically, uniquely crafted for YOU. Over time, these cards build into a Practice palette of choice, for intelligent and effective application.
Much of my work involves some level of tactile information, or hands on. A deep communion, a listening, to your body's voice in the continuum of its fluid field. An offering, invitation, and partnering in new movement choices.
Why would you do this? And, why now?
Simply stated, because this is your back. It is your mobility, it is your comfort and it is your ease and fluency in your own body.
If not now, when?
Where to after your first four session block?
Well, most women elect to return; it is after all, a deep journey. Within a scoliosis, there is only so much we can cover together in this timeframe. And the depths will keep unfolding in layers, and your spine changing over time...
Do you only work with scoliosis?
No (I'm smiling). I invite any woman with a spine, to step into my yoga room. To explore the felt, known experience of wonder and awe, of play and deep curiosity, of what it is to be in a body.
Often women come along with low back pain, disc herniations, thoracic pain, hip and pelvis challenges.
Or simply to experience moving better. To move toward a greater ease, comfort, fluency and strength in the body. Grace and poise are common side effects. Consider yourself warned! Oh, and a sense of empowerment and joyful, laughing, delight.
If I don't live in Brisbane/Australia:
how can I work one-on-one with you?
Students often visit me from interstate. In general, several sessions can be scheduled within a week, offering us the opportunity to look at your spine together, hear your story, and begin to craft a simple and effective home practice for you. Down the track, follow-up weeks are often a good idea as your practice and embodiment of your changing spine evolves. Please use the Contact form if you'd like to ask me about this. You can also schedule a complimentary chat session to explore your needs (read below).
NOTE: These days, I am not based at my Home Studio in Brisbane. I travel globally. Soon, simply use the contact form, and let me know where you are, and what you need. Together we'll see what we can create that works!
Let's speak soon!
New Fees as of May 1, 2017
Initial Assessment session, 80 minutes $175
Block of four private sessions, each 55 minutes $495
Single sessions, by arrangement only, 55 minutes $150
To schedule a session
PLEASE NOTE: I am currently travelling and will return to Brisbane briefly, approximately mid May, for one week.
I will also be in Brisbane briefly approximately mid June.
Sessions will fill very quickly. If you would like a session (or several sessions), please Contact me now to flag your intent.
Bless! (PS You can stay updated about my whereabouts via my Photography website, a collaboration with my partner.
Where is she now?! FIG & AGAVE
Please use the Contact Form to schedule a private session. Please ensure you include your own availability on the contact form. When your session time is confirmed, you will be sent a Welcome package with a host of helpful information.
n the meantime, if any questions emerge, please do ask.
My caveat to this last; please do not send me detailed information about your spine on the contact form or ask specific questions regarding your back. I regret, I do not have the facility to answer such requests. Your respect of this is deeply appreciated and acknowledged.
You are welcome to ask for and schedule a complimentary chat session (approx. 20-30 mins via phone); an opportunity to speak with one another, for me to hear your needs and how I might serve you, and to see if we might be a good fit. If you'd like to do this, please just ask. I'm here. I use Free Conference Call, a service that enables you to call me from anywhere in the world. Or Skype, or FaceTime.
Know that your choice to practice and explore yoga within your scoliosis requires your firm commitment to yourself. To impact a structural scoliosis, attendance at weekly classes or private sessions, is not enough. Daily self-practice, with strong, intelligent application in asana offers profound potential for change in the body, mind, emotions and spirit of the practitioner.
Read a little of Other's experiences
"No other teacher had really taken my specific needs into consideration. It was a one size fits all previously. I needed a teacher to help me with the correct alignment in poses and understanding what was happening in my body as a result of the scoliosis I have. I had tried various therapies and other yoga classes but they weren’t right. I hadn’t found a teacher that understood the needs of my body particularly for my neck, back and shoulders. I needed individual coaching and assessment.
Narelle's sessions penetrate the physical and emotional body very deeply. I feel like I am accessing areas through the physical body that I have been unable to do in the past. It’s a very fulfilling journey, this integration of mind and body. I feel taller and that I am better able to maintain good posture. Things are moving!"
- Catherine; yoga practitioner of six years, private student, and class attendee for two years
"I like Narelle's disciplined but relaxed and friendly approach. She is not your typical yoga teacher; she makes me think about how the body works. I wanted someone to listen and not dismiss my concerns. The personal attention and interest, being listened to has worked particularly well for me. Not rushing through the poses, and the experience of intensity of the pose when it is done right. It's a different way of looking at traditional yoga poses. Now I’m more focused on what the poses are doing for my body rather than the pose itself.
My pain and discomfort have reduced. I'm more attuned to my body through the explanations of the anatomy; the muscles, bones, lungs – the how and the why. I've learned how to modify the poses so that they can be done at home without specialised equipment. From the improvement so far I can see that there will be a long term benefit when I did not think there would be one."
- L; private session and class student