Yoga for You
I was certified to teach hatha flow yoga at the White Lotus Institute in Santa Barbara, and then certified in Thai Yoga Therapy and Advanced Thai Yoga Therapy with Saul David Raye. I started incorporating what I had learned with my private clients, and also practicing Thai Yoga Therapy, as well as teaching yoga in a health club setting.
In 1994 I met my meditation teacher, Sri Maha Mandaleshwar Shambhavananda, and began to learn how to be a yogini. Of course, it is still an ongoing process, but I have been practicing meditation since then, and also teaching. Babaji, as we call him, has been my absolutely essential teacher , helping me through life changing transformations and other difficult times . In 2021 my teacher made me a Swami and gave me the name, Swami Priyananda Ma. I consider meditation the ultimate yoga therapy, and believe it to be the highest and best thing I can teach to anyone.
In 2000 I met Doug Keller, one of the most brilliant and amazing yoga therapy teachers in the world. He is the author of Yoga as Therapy, a two volume set which has been revised over the years. His approach enables the body to heal itself. We can assess and teach alignment and movement patterns as well as the whole spectrum of yogic practices. The material was immediately relevant and easy to teach to clients, and I have been studying with him ever since. My main goal is to connect with you on a deep level, and to allieviate your suffering, both mental and physical. It is a privilege to teach and I look forward to meeting you. May all beings everywhere be healed.
— Susan LeVine, ERYT 500, C-IAYT, Swami Priyananda Ma
Private Online Yoga Therapy Sessions
You will be given a plan to address these needs, and an opportunity to follow up with any questions from home. I am available by text, email, phone or FaceTime to help. Your long term health and wellbeing is my priority, as well as helping you to find all the educational resources you need and want.
It has been my experience over the past 25 years that it is possible for you to feel better, have less pain, and enjoy your life! It is a fascinating process of self awareness, education and transformation. Let the journey begin! CONDITIONS WHICH BENEFIT FROM PRIVATE YOGA THERAPY:injury recoveryheart diseasestress managementdiabetesdigestive disordersanxiety & depressionPTSD, trauma & grief recoveryinsomniaback & neck painrecovery after chemotherapyjoint pain & other movement issuesdisc & spinal conditions Price per session: $80 (Apple Pay,Venmo, Paypal or check) Please go to store page to purchase. 24 Hour cancellation policy If you are interested in exploring options, please send me the form on the Work With Me page.