Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book a session or arrange for a private class?
Just send fill out the form on the contact page and I will get back to you. Alternatively you can call me 250-three four two-1198, or message me on InvermereYoga's Facebook.
Typically I book during the day time and until I get my studio up and running am offering to come to you (at your house, depending on where you live) – this allows me to have more reasonable rates for privates.
If you feel more comfortable with renting space, the fee will be added on to the cost of the private.
How long are privates?
Sessions are generally 55 minutes but please leave room for it to go longer. I want to make sure that you understand things fully before I leave you with a program.
How many sessions do I need?
It really all depends on you, your body, and your life.
I have clients that see me weekly, every 10 days, twice a month, or just for check-ins/ups.
If you have been in pain for awhile, or have chronic tension, I suggest planning on weekly sessions for the first round, and then we can bump to twice a month.
The more you practice moving well, the quicker your results will be.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
This is how I pay my rent, bills and am able to live. I organize my life around the sessions we plan…so I request that before you book or register for a class, that you stop for a moment and make sure that it truly does fit with your schedule. This check-in moment can save a lot of time in the long run for both of us.
The majority of the time I am unable to refund money for a class or private* – you are welcome to find a replacement for your spot. I do request that you let me know.
If life throws you a curve ball or an unexpected opportunity arises, please give me 48 hours notice, otherwise it will be counted towards one of your sessions. The only exception to this, is a true emergency. Should a real emergency arise, I totally get it, and am happy to work with you to reschedule.
*occasionally I have a last minute request for a full class, if that’s the case, I will gladly make the necessary arrangements.
What is Therapeutic Movement?
Therapeutic Movement is a way to bring in more EASE, ABILITY, CHOICE, POWER, STABILITY.
By understanding that our bodies are an intricate web of relationships that respond to stimulus, we learn to see that our pain or tension is a response to something.
We work through and with whatever is showing up for you, learn to see what's moving well, and ought not to be moving, and how to create harmony in your body so that you can increase your range of ease and resilience.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is a practice of the yogic techniques with the specific intention of healing. I would (and have) argued that Yoga Therapy is just Yoga (or was originally) but so many people view Yoga as the asana (with a sprinkling of breath and mindfulness).
Yoga Therapy practice is often a mix of breathing, restorative, movement practice, mindfulness techniques, critical alignment therapy, therapeutic movement, and in my teachings will offer some EcoYogaTherapy.
What if I am seeing another professional?
I love that you’ve already set yourself with a team to help you. We have a lot of talented people in our town that do a lot of great things.
This work is extremely complimentary to massage, osteopathy, lymph, cranial, acupuncture, chiropractor, and most physiotherapists…etc
I often will send clients to massage therapists and osteopath. Yoga Therapy works in the realm of movement, breath, awareness. If I noticed that your shoulder blades are stuck then I'ma gonna send you to massage therapist, if your sacrum isn't functioning properly I'll be sending you to the Osteo.
This work is often viewed as the missing peice in someone's healing. We can massage and put things back into place all we want but if we don't change our awareness and our movements then it will most likely keep coming back.
But here’s what you need to ask yourself:
Do you feel that you could do more to help yourself, if you only knew what that was? Great! You’re the person I want to work with. Therapeutic movement & yoga helps you understand your movement patterns that keep you in pain, gives you the tools to rebuild movement patterns that create more ease (whilst decreasing pain).
Is what you are being given increasing your pain (have you been told “NO PAIN, NO GAIN”. You’ve got the pain but are still wondering where the gain is?)
Do you feel it deep down – like you can’t quite reach the soreness?
Chances are it’s a core issue. In therapeutic movement, core doesn’t mean abdominals, it means closest to your skeletal system.
If you’ve tried many things and they just haven’t quite worked, then this may be the fit for you.
Why does the site say Moving Well and Invermere Yoga?
In 2003, I purchased the domain name InvermereYoga.com with the hopes of creating a one-stop place for all Yoga Teachers in the local area (Edgewater – Fairmont, with connections to Golden & Cranbrook).
I built the site and offered it up for free (and eventually by donation to help cover costs) to the 20+ teachers in the area. There’s a lot of fabulous things going on in this beautiful valley, and I thought it’d be great to have a place for everyone to find them.
At the end of 2016, I finally let go of trying to create that community. I’m not sure if it just wasn’t the time, if there wasn’t a need, if it’s because I’m more of an introvert, if my ideals of community are not harmonious with others, if yoga attracts people who want to do things their way and don’t really want to co-op. I’m honestly not sure…whatever the reason, I’ve set the dream down for now. I don’t have the time and energy to keep sending emails and reminders to people and getting little response (there were some fabulous connections made during this time, too).
In the last decade, people have come to know that InvermereYoga is where I post my classes and so I have decided to keep InvermereYoga as my site’s domain name, until such time that a true Co-Op is ready to be born.
So, there you have it.
Moving Well speaks to what I have to offer – a way to move, well. A combination of moving from a place of deep connection and fullness, and learning how to move the way they body is created to move. Invermere Yoga is the location.