Sessions can be conducted in your home, office, or one of several beautiful rental spaces. Please contact us for rates.
Yoga for Athletes
Includes therapeutic stretching, specific strength training, and posture assessment for running and golf with the intention of performance improvement. The importance of focus and mindfulness is also addressed. Ideal for all kind of athletes, from professionals to weekend warriors.
Because of her own healing experience with yoga, Francesca believes deeply that anything is possible when the mind and body are in the same place. We will use the stilling of the mind through the union of body, breath, and attention to promote deep physical and emotional healing.Yoga therapy is for people struggling with a wide-range of physical and emotional issues, including cancer, eating disorders, scoliosis¸ herniated disks, and rotator-cuff rehabilitation.
Creating a grounded and nurturing environment the teacher will use bolsters, blankets, and blocks to support long held poses and make space for students to rest. Restorative yoga quiets the sympathetic nervous system and stimulates the para-sympathetic nervous system. This allows for true healing, including an improvement in sleep, digestion, focus, and general well-being. Ideal for people who need space and time to relax.
Prepare for birth by building strength and flexibility to ensure an easier labor and postpartum recovery. This will be both a challenging and relaxing class, intended to empower and inspire. Prenatal yoga can be as active or as restful as you and your baby need, always guided by the teacher’s nurturing, supportive energy.
All the wonderful benefits of yoga (building strength and flexibility in your body, cultivating ease in your mind) in a low impact setting, ideal for older practitioners or people recovering from an injury. Most of these poses and exercises are done sitting in a chair so it is appropriate for people with limited mobility.
The Feldenkrais Method is an approach to movement developed by Israeli physicist Moshe Feldenkrais. Throughout our lives, we develop patterns of physical and psychological behavior that become programmed into our nervous system. Many of these patterns do not serve us and can lead to physical limitations and even pain and disability. The method employs the sciences of physics, neurology and physiology to retrain the nervous system into more healthful patterns of movement. It can help to break old habits and develop new patterns of moving. The Feldenkrais Method has been acclaimed for the ability to improve posture and flexibility and bring relief to those with chronic pain and restricted movement.
The practitioner uses gentle manipulation and guides the subject into passive movements designed for the unique needs of the individual. It is performed on a table similar to a massage table and the recipient wears comfortable clothing. No oils are used.
Francesca has personally found it to be the ultimate modality to relieve chronic and debilitating pain.
Personal training is an invaluable complement to any yoga practice. It will offer strength training from a different perspective and add cardio to your program. All our trainers are experts in developing individualized workouts to meet specific goals.
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage has been an integral part of traditional Thai medicine for thousands of years. In a Thai Yoga session the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures and deep stretches (usually prone or supine) 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. No oils or creams are used.
The stresses of modern life compromise the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, causing chronic pain and disease. Heal your mind and body with an individualized table massage in the comfort of your home or office. Available techniques include deep tissue, trigger point, shiatsu, acupressure, and Swedish. Based on your specific needs, your therapist will use the techniques that are right for you. We can supply the massage table if necessary.
Pilates is a unique method of exercise focused on building core strength and torso stability. It is an efficient, holistic system of controlled exercises developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates as a rehabilitation program; it has since been found to be of great benefit to anyone seeking a higher level of fitness. Pilates helps to condition the entire body, increase flexibility, and engage the mind to support graceful, efficient movement. All exercises are developed with modifications that can make a workout challenging and safe for a person at any level and your instructor devotes undivided attention to your specific goals.