*waste time and energy trying to piece together if something is appropriate for you, (CLICK TO EXPAND FOR MORE DETAIL)
*guess at whether a movement is making things worse or better, (CLICK TO EXPAND FOR MORE DETAIL)
I see this in class a lot - someone who has an injury, or chronic pain trying to bend themselves into a position and making their pain worse. In fact, this is reason I started down the therapeutic path. I would be in class and watching people move and see them contract or brace or compensate to get into or out of a pose. We've got this weird story in yoga and other movement practices that says the end position is more important than how we individually move. I make sure that you are Moving Well and reaping all the benefits of having a body and a nervous system that says "thank you"
*figure out if you're doing the movement correctly, (CLICK TO EXPAND FOR MORE DETAIL)
These practitioners are amazing at their professions, offer great insight into the healing process AND they know that movement matters (that's why they give you homework) - what they haven't done is spend the time accessing whether your body is responding well to the movement - that's not their job. That's where Moving Well comes in, we go over all our movements so that you feel comfortable in your understanding of the movements and why they are important.
*how to make it all work for you, (CLICK TO EXPAND FOR MORE DETAIL)
We start where you are and we keep going until you get where you want to be; whether that's being able to garden, or go running again. It's 100% tailored to what's going on now and where you want to go.
Want the easiest, quickest and most effective way to decrease your pain?
You're in the right place.
While classes are great for community, expanding your practice, a space to practice in peace, and many more things. What they can never be is tailored 100% to you. It's just not possible for any teacher to be able to have a class that is 100% perfect for every person.
When this is combined with the individual injuries of people in a class, and movement patterns that are just below the level of awareness of participants, and the fast pace that often comes with classes, it's easy to understand why classes are not always the best place to work through some of the habitual movement patterns that may be causing or even increasing your pain, tension, or discomfort.
That's where privates come in. This is where Moving Well excels, so you can too.
We work together to so you can increase your ability to move well, feel better and avoid these frustrating pitfalls of recovery:
changed my world...
I've learned that most things I thought I wouldn't be able to do, I can...I just need to know how to do them
"Working with Natalie has produced significant and (to me!) surprising results; her knowledge of anatomy and understanding of the interwoven working of the body has helped me to pinpoint areas of difficulty and compensation in my body and daily life. I can't tell you how many people commented how much taller I looked, even after only 2 sessions; which is nothing to how much better I feel. "
"helped me become a more balanced individual"
-Deanna Berrington, private client
"I was invited to see her for Therapeutic Yoga and am I ever glad! The practice not only gave me better mobility, but a much better understanding of how my body works and moves and ways to ease through every day movements as well as chronic pain from rheumatoid disease & degenerative disks. Who knew that a person has so many layers?
Natalie gently and thoroughly worked thru these layers and taught me how to understand them and “be with” these layers until the next layer evolved. I learned many subtle yet profound movements that have made a huge difference in my life.
The combination of her knowledge, compassion and understanding made therapeutic yoga a great experience and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to enhance their life."
"...many subtle yet profound movements..."
- Gayle Dougall, private client
" helped me walk again..."
"I found Natalie shortly after beginning to walk again after 16 weeks with my foot up on pillows and getting about with a wheelchair. My foot surgery had finally healed but I was very weak and had terrible balance. Natalie helped me with various exercises and stretches and my body awareness, balance and strength improved. I am grateful to Natalie for setting me down the right path!"
- Loreen Jacobs, private client
"Working with Natalie has enabled me to address a very old injury in an accurate manner. Consistently doing the exercises provided has given me more mobility and less discomfort."
"given me more mobility and less discomfort..."
-Barb Falkenberg, private client
"created a safe space to dial back and uncover the a-ha moments with laughter..."
"I am a breast cancer survivor since 2006. Numerous surgeries, procedures, medications, and treatment plans changed how I moved and responded to my daily routine, even at the most basic level. Understanding my altered body was a struggle. Not having the awareness or words to describe my condition made it all the more frustrating.
Working with Natalie one-on-one created a safe space to dial back and uncover the a-ha moments with laughter. With her patient guidance, I could be vulnerable and learn how to sit and walk with ease. This practice has lowered my blood pressure significantly, and side effects from my medications are better managed.
Despite living in a small town, informed, knowledgeable and creative professionals like Natalie are providing excellent care comparable to the best in urban centres. I feel empowered under her guidance and blessed to be mentored by her. She is my ‘breathe whisperer.’ I give permission as author of this testimonial to allow a reader to contact me directly, if requested."
- Rhonda Allen, Private client
There are three ways we can get you started on moving well and feeling better:
Single Private Sessions
This is great for those:
*that have already gone through a program with me and just want a check in,
*are wanting to try out before beginning a program,
* have a specific posture and/or question that you want to get a deeper understanding of,
*or if you are in town for a short while.
This private one-on-one session will get you headed in the right direction creating more ease, awareness and insight into how your movement patterns are affecting you.
3 month program
6 sessions, personalized programs,
and support when you need.
This is absolute best value out there for a therapeutic movement & yoga program. Right now most Yoga therapy programs are between $90 - $120 per session.
When you commit to a 3 month program you are getting each session for an affordable $50.
Why would I do that?
Because I know what's it's like to have to get down in the trenches of an injury and crawl your way back out, I know what it's like to live in this small tourist based town and try to make ends meet. So, for now, because I can, I want to reward those that make a commitment.
At your place of work, for a sports team, kids yoga, outdoor yoga...
Great for a group of friends that want to do a weekly or spontaneous class, a bachorlette party, girls night, date night (yes, I offer couples yoga as well).
I often teach on docks, lawns, beaches, or any other location.
I also have space for regular weekly group classes. If you are a sports team and want to book a regularly scheduled class, please contact me for more details.
55 min $80
8 sessions $400
1 hr $120
How long are privates?
Officially, private sessions are 55 minutes but I do recommend you leave extra time afterwards just in case we need to go overtime. I like to end when you feel confident not because a clock says we're done.
Where are the privates?
Currently i do most privates in people's homes (within Invermere). That's right I come to you, for now.
* I have a 48 hour cancellation/rescheduling policy. This does not apply to the studio rental fee, once booked I am unable to refund this. My apologies on this but I do not own the studio and am simply renting from it for now.
What if I am seeing other providers? Osteo, massage, chiro...etc.
Perfect! It often takes a team.
This work works well with other modalities.
What forms of payment do you take?
Payment in advance is often required, especially for the 3 month program.
Tell me more about the 3 month program.
During the 3 months we will meet 6 times. Those times can work around your shedule but are usually every 2 weeks.
I have a 48 hour rescheduling and cancellation policy. If you cancel within 48 hours of the appointment it will count towards one your sessions.*
Do you have a guarantee?
As one of my teachers says "Pain free isn't a promise but it is a possibility".
I can't guarantee that X pain in your body will be gone by X amount of sessions but I can guarantee that if you do the practice and movements you will gain more clarity (awareness and knowledge) - and with that a clarity comes a powerful skill of being able to navigate your body's pain better.