Class and Session Information
I offer private yoga sessions by appointment. Contact me here.
I offer private Pilates sessions at Pilates on Harrison by appointment. Sign up here.
Mound Street Yoga Center
Pilates on Harrison
What is a private yoga session?
A private yoga session is your chance to work with me individually on your yoga poses. You get feedback, tips, and advice that is tailored to your situation, your body. People use these sessions in various ways:
- You can work with an injury or health issue
- We can develop a home routine that meets your needs
- You can get your yoga questions answered
- You can go more deeply into your practice, both refining your understanding of the poses and bringing additional mindfulness to them
What is a Pilates equipment session?
Pilates is a series of exercises that develop your core strength and bring flexibility to your spine. Some Pilates is done on a mat but there are series of exercises that are done with equipment. These exercises are particularly powerful because the equipment works to both support the body when the exercise is challenging, and to bring additional challenge once body is strong.
The equipment is unique. Each piece uses springs to create the resistance. The springs make the motions very glide-y and soft. Most people find them very enjoyable.
My Pilates sessions are geared to what you want and need. Want to get moving? We can work through the Classic series. Want to address an injury or imbalance? We can work slowly and deeply to reorganize your nervous system so your body works more efficiently. Your sessions give you whatever you need to develop a strong, balanced body.
How do I get started? Privates or classes? Yoga or Pilates?
So many choices!
Of course, classes are always a great way to get started. Yoga, Pilates–either one is fine. Pick one that seems interesting. Taking a class lets you get to know me and see how it all works.
I encourage you to contact me. I’d love to get to know you. We can discuss what you need and come up with a plan that works best for you. Use the form at the bottom of the page to send me an email.
I have an injury. Should I start now or wait?
“Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know?”
“In six months, even in one day or one hour, we can experience so many extremes of pleasure and pain. The question is, how can a human heart–my heart or your heart–absorb the continual, unremitting contrasts of this life without feeling shattered and thinking that we cannot bear it?”
~ Sharon Salzberg
“To put it simply, the full benefits and fruition of meditation cannot be experienced or enjoyed when we are not grounded in our bodies.”
~Reginal A Ray, PhD
“We have to learn how to live with our frailties. The best people I know are inadequate and unashamed.”
~Poet Stanley Kunitz to The Paris Review
There’s more to yoga than being bendy. My yoga classes combine alignment, strength, awareness, and curiosity.
Pilates builds strength and helps your spine flex. The equipment is smooth and glide-y, and makes even the most difficult exercises easier.
Meditation is a great way to reduce stress and calm your mind. More and more research points to physical benefits as well.
I’ve done yoga a long time. In the beginning, I tied myself with belts and lay on hard, wood blocks. I hung from the walls, hoping my hips would open with gravity. I chased the dream of the perfect backbend.
Yoga is kinder now. Instead of forcing bodies to bend in ways that are unhealthy, yoga focuses on training healthy movement. Who cares if you can do a backbend when your body functions well and moves freely in your daily life?
I bring this thinking to my classes. I started with Iyengar yoga and eventually got a teaching certification in Alignment yoga. Into yoga, I mix Pilates, mindfulness practices, and sometimes unexpected surprises. I think the real value of the poses is to get to know your body and mind.
…and have fun. Bodies are interesting and yoga gives us the chance to enjoy them.
I live, work, and teach in the Madison, WI area. You can contact me by phone or fill out the form below.