Yoga at Beyond Basics

Learn simple postures, meditation, breath work and progressive relaxation techniques to promote a renewed sense of comfort and ease for the body and the mind.

Anne Taylor

Anne has been working with Beyond Basics patients for 8 years. Anne completed her first yoga certification at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and in 2003. Anne subsequently completed an additional training and apprenticeship in yoga therapeutics with bio-psychologist Bo Forbes PsyD as well as an additional assistantship with 30+ year veteran Iyengar Yoga teacher Genny Kapuler. Anne also completed an advanced training with the TKV Desikachar trained yoga therapist, Guta Hedwig, as well as a 9 month yoga anatomy training with Leslie Kaminoff at The Breathing Project. Anne seeks to combine alignment and breath work as a means to recalibrate the nervous system to promote optimal health and healing for all.

Fees and Descriptions

1:1 sessions $100/hour

Each session is designed to work in conjunction with the treating physical therapist to support healthy functioning of the pelvic floor. Therapeutic sequences designed specifically to reduce anxiety and physical pain responses typically evidenced in persons with chronic pain. Evaluation of postural alignment as a means to promote body awareness and optimal musculoskeletal health.

Small group sessions $100 for 4 part series or $30 for drop-ins

Small group feature sequences designed to promote muscle relaxation and overall stress reduction. Small group sessions are limited to 6 participants and run in 4 week series. Pre-registration is required and the cost is non-refundable. A minimum of 3 participants per class is required for each series and dates/times coordinated with interested parties. Drop-ins are also welcome contingent upon space availability.

A 24-hour cancellation policy is strictly enforced for the 1:1 sessions. Clients who are unable to cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment will be responsible for the full cost of the missed session.

Individuals wishing to arrange 1:1 sessions and/or to participate in group classes should contact Anne via telephone or email.

Phone: 646.942.2153
E-mail: atyoganyc@gmail.com

Overview of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient system of healing developed in India over three thousand years ago. Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word "Yug," which means to yoke or to join. The aim of yoga is to unite the mind, body and soul.

Hatha Yoga deals with the physical body. In Sanskrit language, "Ha" means sun and "Tha" means moon. Hatha Yoga utilizes a series of physical postures or "Asanas" to promote health and well being and to achieve a state of balance.

Many styles of Hatha Yoga have been trademarked with names such as Kripalu, Vinyasa, Power, Bikram, etc. Each has inherent health benefits. However, an ideal Hatha Yoga practice will be tailored to the health needs of the individual student.

How can Hatha Yoga help me?

Hatha yoga supports healthy functioning of the mind and the body. The physical postures work to lengthen the spine, strengthen the bones and muscles, and tone the organs to promote healthy functioning of the body systems and to promote mental clarity. Hatha Yoga seeks to align the physical body and restore the innate sense of balance and equanimity.

What makes Yoga classes different at Beyond Basics?

Each session is designed to work in conjunction with the treating physical therapist to support healthy functioning of the pelvic floor.

Therapeutic sequences designed specifically to reduce anxiety and physical pain responses typically evidenced in persons with chronic pain.

Evaluation of postural alignment as a means to promote body awareness and optimal muscular-skeletal health.