How do I book a session?
Just send me an email or call me.
natalie (at) invermereyoga (dot) com
two five zero 342 1198
Typically I book during the day time at my personal (small) studio – this allows me to have more reasonable rates for privates.
If you feel more comfortable with renting space, the fee will be added on to the cost of the private.
I do, however, make house calls under some circumstances. Travel time, set up/tear down, and gas do cost extra, and are dependent on where you live.
How long is a session/how often do I need to come?
Generally we start with weekly one hour sessions for at least 5 sessions and then we can adjust from there once we get an idea of what you need.
This is how I pay my rent, bills and am able to live. I organize my life around the sessions we plan…so I request that before you book or register for a class, that you stop for a moment and make sure that it truly does fit with your schedule. This check-in moment can save a lot of time in the long run for both of us. 🙂
The majority of the time I am unable to refund money for a class or private* – you are welcome to find a replacement for your spot**. I do request that you let me know.
If life throws you a curve ball or an unexpected opportunity arises, please give me 48 hours notice, otherwise it will be counted towards one of your sessions. The only exception to this, is a true emergency. Should a real emergency arise, I totally get it, and am happy to work with you to reschedule.
*occasionally I have a last minute request for a full class, if that’s the case, I will gladly make the necessary arrangements.
** this does not apply to the Therapeutic Movement Program class, as this is specific personalized program based class.
What is Therapeutic Yoga?
Therapeutic Yoga is a way to bring in more EASE, ABILITY, CHOICE, POWER, STABILITY. Using restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle pure movements, breathwork, contemplation, and meditation to bring your body to a place of innate relaxation and ease – whatever that looks like for you. So that you can have more ease and power for whatever you choose to do with your day – play hockey, go for a walk, belly dance, sit comfortably.
What if I am seeing another professional (Osteo, Massage, Physio, Chiro)?
I love that you’ve already set yourself with a team to help you. We have a lot of talented people in our town that do a lot of great things.
This work is extremely complimentary to massage, osteopathy, lymph, cranial, acupuncture, chiropractor, and most physiotherapists…etc
But here’s what you need to ask yourself:
Do you feel that you could do more to help yourself, if you only knew what that was? Great! You’re the person I want to work with. Therapeutic yoga helps you understand your movement patterns that keep you in pain, gives you the tools to rebuild movement patterns that create more ease (whilst decreasing pain).
Is what you are being given increasing your pain (have you been told “NO PAIN, NO GAIN”. You’ve got the pain but are still wondering where the gain is?)
Do you feel it deep down – like you can’t quite reach the soreness?
Chances are it’s a core issue. In therapeutic movement, core doesn’t mean abdominals, it means closest to your skeletal system.
If you’ve tried many things and they just haven’t quite worked, then this may be the fit for you.
What you need to know to start.
Many people feel and see foundational shifts and results within one to two sessions but I suggest at least 5 so that you have time to really understand your body, pain patterns and tension habits, and how to build ease for you.
The first five sessions are done on a weekly basis and then we reevaluate based on where you are at, and where you want to go.
The site’s address is InvermereYoga but it says Moving Well. What’s the deal with that?
In 2003, I purchased the domain name InvermereYoga.com with the hopes of creating a one-stop place for all Yoga Teachers in the local area (Edgewater – Fairmont, with connections to Golden & Cranbrook). I built the site and offered it up for free (and eventually by donation to help cover costs) to the 20+ teachers in the area. There’s a lot of fabulous things going on in this beautiful valley, and I thought it’d be great to have a place for everyone to find them.
At the end of 2016, I finally let go of trying to create that community. I’m not sure if it just wasn’t the time, if there wasn’t a need, if it’s because I’m more of an introvert, if my ideals of community are not harmonious with others, if yoga attracts people who want to do things their way and don’t really want to co-op. I’m honestly not sure…whatever the reason, I’ve set the dream down for now. I don’t have the time and energy to keep sending emails and reminders to people and getting little response (there were some fabulous connections made during this time, too).
In the last decade, people have come to know that InvermereYoga is where I post my classes and so I have decided to keep InvermereYoga as my site’s domain name, until such time that a true Co-Op is ready to be born. 🙂
So, there you have it.
Moving Well speaks to what I have to offer – a way to move, well. A combination of moving from a place of deep connection and fullness, and learning how to move the way they body is created to move.