Through integrating the best practices in physical medicine, somatic education and Yoga, Joyce creates a unique learning and healing experience for her students and clients. Private sessions can incorporate therapeutic yoga, manual medicine or a combination of the two. An intake form with complete medical history is filled out at the beginning of the sessions. Assessments of range of motion, strength, balance, posture and mobility may be used. A home program is generally given that addresses the student’s goals and is progressed when the student achieves them.
Because the effects of the practice are cumulative and the needs of the practitioner change, an initial session followed by at least two or more follow up sessions is recommended. Some students continue to come periodically (monthly or quarterly) to update or fine tune their program. Joyce’s students have used therapeutic yoga to get or stay physically fit, recover from injury, illness or surgery, help with sleep disturbances, clarify values, deal with anxiety, depression and stress, increase energy levels and improve posture, mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy, learn how to modify practice during pregnancy and more.
In Kea’au, Hawaii where I currently work, my fee is on a siding scale sliding scale. First sessions are generally 90 minutes and include an intake, assessment and individualized home program ($65-$90). Additional sessions are 50-60 minutes ($55-65). Packages of four private yoga sessions are available prepaid for $200.