Where do I start?
I recommend that you read the information on the Yoga Therapy Sessions page. If you are still on the fence, you can book a convenient time for a free virtual consultation call. We will take this time discuss your needs, answer any questions and see if we are the right fit.
I HAVE A SPECIFIC CONDITION/DISEASE CAN YOGA THERAPY HELP?
Yoga Therapy can assist resolving and managing the symptoms of many conditions such as: cancer (support & recovery), ALS, stroke, high/low blood pressure, arthritis (RA, OA), MS, diabetes, crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, migraines/headaches, insomnia, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, asthma, fibrosis, hormonal issues, thyroid conditions, physical rehabilitation after joint replacement or accident… I have experience in working with clients with a range of health conditions and we can certainly discuss your specific needs during a free 20 minutes consultation call.
Do I need specific equipment?
To begin, you will need a quiet space in your home with enough space to move around, comfortable clothes to move in, a mat and a blanket. For future sessions you may also need additional tools. We will assess when we meet.
How long are the sessions?
The Initial Consultation is usually 75 minutes since I look not just at the symptoms that bring you here, but any elements of your health and lifestyle which may be aggravators or barriers to healing. The weekly sessions are usually 55 minutes long. Depending of the home practice we will collaboratively design for you, sessions durations may vary. I recommend that you leave some room after your sessions in case it goes longer (especially if we end with some relaxation)
I am new to yoga and want to check if I like it or not. Do you do one time session?
One session is not enough to start experiencing long lasting changes. Consistency is key, especially if you are affected by a progressive disease, which is why single sessions are not offered at this time. As a first-time client you can choose the Starter Program of 3 sessions so you can discover the benefits of one on one customized Yoga Therapy sessions and get a feel from it.
I live slightly outside the neighborhoods listed, would you still travel to my place?
You can see from my Sustainable Promise page that taking care of the Earth means a lot to me. For this reason, I only travel by foot or public transports. Depending on the accessibility of your location, I may be able to accommodate with an adjustment to my rates.
What are your health & Safety procedures?
In line with the Province of Ontario’s regulations, in-persons sessions will resume when we will enter Stage 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen (see government website for details).
We can meet in an outdoor area in your home (backyard, patio…). I use antimicrobial gel before ringing your doorbell and throughout the session as needed. I wear my face covering at all time during the session. You are not required to do so as you will want to focus on your breathing during the practice (remember, a lot of the work is on breath). We will maintain physical distancing as often as possible.
For initial consultations where some closer contact and touch may be required, we will both wear our face covering.
You and I need to feel safe. So if you have any concerns, do not hesitate to connect with me prior your session.
The Tele-Medicine option is an alternative. The system I use is fully PIPEDA, PHIPA, and HIPAA compliant. Again, do not hesitate to connect if you have any questions.
What are your rates?
Although each program is customized to the individual’s specific needs, I have created 3 packages that will support you in your journey to optimal health. You can find the rates and details on the Yoga Therapy Programs page.
What is your payment policy?
Sessions are purchased in packages (collectively the “Program”). Program payment in full is due upon booking the Initial Assessment (first session) as below:
- for the Starter Program: total amount due $375.00 CAD.
- for the Longevity Program: total amount due $1000.00 CAD.
- for the Continuity Program: total amount due $1,500.00 CAD.
Payments can be made via cash, e-transfer (at firstname.lastname@example.org or PayPal) or via credit card. Sessions will start once payment has been cleared. And a PayPal invoice can be provided upon request.
Do you offer payment plan?
Yes, a Payment Plan is available for the Continuity Program. It consists of two (2) payments of $750.00 CAD each. The first payment is due upon booking the Initial Assessment (first session). The last payment is due upon booking session #6 or 48 hours before attending session #6, whichever is earlier.
To qualify for the Payment Plan, the only thing you need to do is send me an email request at email@example.com prior booking or upon booking the Continuity Program. No other requirements or “proof” will be asked. This step is to ensure both of us have a written record of the Payment Plan request.
Is yoga therapy reimbursed by my benefits plan?
Some benefits plans are more comprehensive than others, so you would have to check yours. In some cases, you may be reimbursed if you are being referred by your health care professional (medical or naturopathic doctor, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist, massage therapist, osteopath, physiotherapist…). Feel free to ask them to contact me so we can work the details together and get the most affordable option for you.
I have never done yoga before and I am not flexible, is this for me?
Yoga Therapy sessions are accessible to all since we are focusing on the breath (rather than the form) and adapt the practice to you and your needs. As T.K.V Desikachar said:
“Anybody can breathe. Therefore anybody can practice yoga”.