In private lessons I work one-on-one with clients, offering them a tailored program of sensing and movement. Lessons are conducted in a shared movement studio, and other clients and practitioners may be present in the space. Private lessons are 55 minutes in length. Clients should wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows easy movement. You may call or email to schedule an appointment.
Introductory rate: $50 for your first lesson
Regular rate: $100 per lesson
Introductory 6 lesson package*: $480
*Available for one-time purchase only; expires 10 weeks after date of purchase
What Happens In A Lesson?
A lesson may involve one or more of the following components.
Client senses position of humeral head. Instructor’s hand provides feedback about position of the bone.
Sensing our external environment is necessary to allow the body to be in a parasympathetic state. When we are aware of our surroundings, our body knows whether or not we are in danger of physical harm and can then select a parasympathetic nervous system state if we are safe. It is in this state in which the body is able to repair itself and to change its structure to something that is more supportive for long-term day-to-day activity.
Clients will often begin with activities that allow them to sense the external environment in order to address the nervous system state. Clients will also sense bodily structures, such as certain points on the bone, fascial trains, organs and muscles as a way of understanding how they are currently situated in the body, how they move, and what changes occur when they are observed.
Client receives Compression™ on arm.
Compression™ is a technique frequently used by Fajardo Method® practitioners. It is the stimulation of sensory (afferent) nerves through gentle contact, typically while the client is lying down. Contact can be anywhere, though for new clients it is most often on the arms or lower legs. This is one method of sensing the external environment (the practitioner’s hand in this case), which encourages a parasympathetic nervous system state. Benefits of Compression™ include improvements in posture, immune system function, digestion and circulation.
Compression™ can be a helpful precursor to movement. When the nervous system senses, it will adjust the structure of the body to whatever is most efficient in the moment, creating a foundation for easier and more supported movement. The increased circulation allows the tissues to be hydrated and also supports structural reorganization because the tissues have more possibility for movement.
Client notices shoulder girdle and arm in movement.
Once in a parasympathetic nervous system state, the body is able to integrate new sensory information to create new motor patterns. In a lesson, a client will often focus on a particular structure of the body and sense it during movement. In sensing, the nervous system will adjust its movement to whatever is most efficient for the body, thus creating a new motor pattern. Over time the client will have the opportunity to sense many different body structures so that the body is able to create systemic change that better supports an individual’s structure, movement and general health. Read more about the motor repatterning process and benefits.
Movement may occur on a mat on the floor, or on a variety of equipment, such as the Pilates reformer or Cadillac (Trapeze Table). Movement may also involve a variety of other tools, such as exercise balls, yoga straps, etc.
Instructor and client review biomechanics of femoral head movement.
Lessons also involve instruction in anatomy and physiology of the body, nervous system state and function, process of motor repatterning, and how to identify optimal and non-optimal biomechanics and movement. Over time, clients build knowledge of how their body functions and self-sufficiency with their practice, with the end result being that clients are better able to understand and support their own health. Clients have the opportunity to view reference materials in learning this information, such as anatomy reference books and full-size skeleton models.
Payment Information and Cancellation Policy
Payment is generally made at the time of the appointment. Credit card, check and exact cash are all accepted.
A minimum notice of 24 hours is required for cancellations. Cancellations without 24 hours notice will be charged as regular appointments.