Private Instruction

I love to teach people one on one, and I have over 20 years of experience in this field. I offer private sessions for people of all ages and abilities. In general, private sessions are tailored to meet your individual needs. They allow you to work at your own pace, and can be helpful for those new to yoga who would like a solid foundation before attending public classes. For those already practicing, one-on-one sessions are a good way to explore the many nuances of the asanas (poses) and/or develop your home practice. In addition, private sessions are very beneficial for the following specific needs:

Yoga for Injuries
Yoga can be an effective approach to preventing injuries by using sound and precise principles of alignment, as well as supporting a healing process. Yoga can be highly beneficial for people experiencing a variety of injuries, postural imbalances, stress-related issues, and breathing difficulties, as well as those recovering from surgery.

Pelvic Floor Yoga for Everyone
Private yoga can be helpful for pregnant, postpartum, menopausal women, incontinence issues, and pelvic pain. Private yoga can be helpful for some prostate issues, recovery from prostate cancer, or pelvic pain.

Death Doula

A death doula is a trained professional who provides support, guidance, and companionship to individuals who are nearing the end of their life or who are grieving the loss of a loved one. They help their clients navigate the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of death.  Death doulas are there to provide comfort and reassurance during a challenging and vulnerable time, and to ensure that their clients are able to pass away with dignity and peace.

Hospice care often involves a team of people, such as a social worker, a chaplain, and a nurse who checks a patient’s vitals, administers medication, and changes bandages. Doulas, on the other hand, have no required medical background and do not perform any clinical or medical tasks. They may read aloud to a patient, clear clutter, help solidify a legacy project, be an advocate for the patient or even sing with someone.

Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University, where he served as professor of biomechanics.

Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

Maya Abdominal Therapy

Based on over thirty years of training and experience in massage, naprapathy, herbology, and spiritual healing, Dr. Rosita Arvigo developed these techniques which now bear her name. This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care which includes massage. Dr. Arvigo learned these techniques from her mentor, Don Elijio Panti, the great Maya Shaman of Belize, Central America with whom she apprenticed for ten years. Don Elijio believed that a woman’s center is her uterus. “If a woman’s uterus is out of balance, so is she,” he would say. Midwives and healers of Central America agree that most female troubles are caused by the wandering womb.

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® address position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus and for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men, and for relief of many common digestive disorders.

For rates and availability, or questions, call (415) 823-1699.