In a Private Class Setting (Including Skype)
The Teacher will use her skills and knowledge to design a safe yoga programme that will consider your lifestyle, personal goals, fitness level and medical history. She will provide the guidance, supervision, advice and support that you will need to grow and develop in your personal yoga practice.
Verbal or hands-on assistance may be offered to a Student for safety reasons or to help develop their practice further. The Teacher will ask for consent from the Student before proceeding in any hands-on assistance. It is the Student’s personal preference on whether they want to be touched or not and is respected by the Teacher.
Apart from the Initial Appointment (60 minutes duration), each Private Class will be 60 or 90 minutes (a “Session”), depending on the Student’s selection.
In a Group Class Setting
The Teacher will use her skills and knowledge to provide a safe group class for all students in attendance. In a group class setting, it is impractical to individualise the class flow for each person in attendance. However, she will aim to provide variations of poses and modifications, where needed, for the different abilities present in each class. Students can choose which pose options are suitable for their ability that day.
Verbal or hands-on assistance may be offered to a Student for safety reasons or to help develop their practice further. The Teacher will ask for consent from the Student before proceeding in any hands-on assistance. It is the Student’s personal preference on whether they want to be touched or not and is respected by the Teacher. A consent flip-card may be offered in some group classes to replace the consent conversation and save time.
If the Teacher notices you are having difficulty in a group class format, she may recommend you attend a few private classes. These private classes would be targeted towards exploring personalised pose and transition options, so you can be confident when re-joining any group class.
Each Group Class will usually be 60 or 90 minutes, unless a special group class arrangement is made.
In a Thai Yoga Massage Setting
The Teacher will provide a safe and comfortable space for the Client to release tension, relax and unwind in a Thai Yoga Massage (TYM). For the comfort of the Client, the Teacher will offer options regarding:
- Use of essential oils in the room (if you have any sensitivites to certain oils)
- What massage pressure you receive
- What areas will not be massaged
- The option to stop a massage technique and move on to the next part of the massage (for example, in the case of any unexpected discomfort)
If it is your first time receiving TYM, the Teacher will gently guide you through the massage, providing information on what is coming up so you can stay relaxed in the process.
The TYM duration is currently offered in 30, 60 or 90 minute bookings.
There are many variables in practicing yoga. For example, things such as regularity and commitment to the practice by the Client. Another example relates to pre-existing conditions, which may make certain goals impractical or injurious. The Teacher can only deliver what is within their range of knowledge and skills (“Scope”). They will recommend you to another teacher or allied health professional if they believe your needs are outside their scope and would benefit from being referred. With these thoughts in mind, the Teacher does not guarantee a Client will receive specific results, but the Client will receive quality guidance on how to safely work towards their personal goals.
Client safety is important. Teachers need to be current in their First Aid and CPR training (First Aid is every three years and CPR is annually in Australia). It is also the responsibility of the Teacher to hold a Certificate of Currency for Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance. Your Teacher keeps both of these requirements current.
The Teacher will conduct herself in a professional and timely manner, and adhere to the codes of conduct as outlined by her teachers and Yoga Australia.
The Teacher will ask for permission to take/use photographs or video footage for website, social media, or other advertising purposes. Please notify the Teacher if you do not wish to participate. Any Clients not wishing to be in a class photo or video can still participate in the group class. Your practice is more important than a photograph. Only acceptable, decent photographs are used (no downward dog poses with backside to the camera).