Sessions you can book with Per Erez
These sessions utilize all the tools of the yoga tradition, beginning with the physical, energetic, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual components of how Yoga impacts human life. You can see more information such as location and duration below by clicking on the see info or book now button.
Private Yoga Therapy
What sets yoga therapy apart from traditional yoga teaching is the focus on tailoring the experience to the specific needs of one person, or to address the most commonly experienced aspects of a specific condition in a small-group setting.
In a yoga class (which certainly might facilitate wellness and health), there is no detailed evaluation before and after session work begins. Group yoga does not include intake and consideration of the unique needs of the group or individual coming to the experience. The teacher organizes a shared yoga experience that might use some of the same tools as a therapeutic practice, but not with the explicit intention of creating a therapeutic encounter for the member or members of a group.
However, in Yoga Therapy, these elements are essential to the process. Although many yoga teachers may in fact possess similar skills, training, and share the same knowledge base appropriate to provide yoga therapeutic interventions, certified yoga therapist – as a part of their unique training background and expertise – have familiarity with creating protocols and wellness interventions utilizing a wider spectrum of traditional yoga objectives. These tools are not typically shared in the more limited scopes of service and time frames of group sessions. As a result, many yoga therapist are more skilled with integrating their practices within the modern healthcare context – if not being directly included in integrative and/or complementary medical settings.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the nature of this work, a more detailed understanding of your specific reasons for requesting the service are required prior to the first session, or as your first session. This can be arranged over the phone, as well if you would prefer. Once your objectives about what you want to work on are clear, a tailored program can be created with you in mind.
Private Somatic Yoga
Somatic movement is a way of re-introducing you to your body through simplified movement and awareness of sensation.
When you move well, it translates indirectly to other areas of your life. Moving well is connected to feeling well, breathing well, and ultimately thinking in innovative ways.
In this 75 minute program of basic yoga and somatic principles, you will explore movement, breath, and the underlying habitual thoughts that foster your motivation.
Conscious Movement Practices
Tai Chi Chi'h
Taken from the website, taichichih.org:
T’ai Chi Chih® is a set of movements completely focused on the development of an intrinsic energy called Chi. It’s easy to learn and usually takes about two months (or eight classes). T’ai Chi Chih (TCC) consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.
T’ai Chi Chih is not a martial art. T’ai Chi Chih is completely non-violent.
Butoh is notoriously difficult to pin down to one definition. It's best characterized by the expression neither either or but both and...and nothing! It has roots in traditional Japanese dance and theatre, but also reflects performance roots in European and American expressions. Butoh has a finely developed danced notation system thanks to its originator Tatsumi Hijikata, but also can be understoodjust as deftly through co-founder Katsuo Ohno, who explored open authentic movement without bounds. Together they and the many dancers who do this work form a collective yin and yang which mesmerizes, astounds, but may not always offer easy explanations as to what is butoh? In the sessions I offer, a means to deeply attune to the body as the messenger of the unconscious is the goal. As opposed to learning how to dance specific steps, the natural and authentic underlying movement (already in-born) is brought forth through simple guided suggestions. This work may include music or other sounds to deepen the experience.
Meditative & Contemplative Arts
A guided journey of deep restorative relaxation that resets your nervous system, often providing profound insights into the nature of your unconscious patterning and a means to support subtle but radical interpersonal change! Yoga nidra is at the heart of the Tantric process, seeing the body as the ONLY place from which we can hope to alter our path in a meaningful way. The best way to do this work, is while learning how to relax into it!
Bookings of less than 48 hours are non-refundable. Please contact me in order to get the studio address, take a moment to discuss your needs, and perform a quick self-assessment to support the work we can do together.