Why do we start classes with Sun Salutations?
Sun Salutations are a traditional sequence of poses linked to breath that help to focus your mind, body and breath at the beginning of class. While Surya Namaskar A (Sun Salutation A) works to set the tone for your alignment throughout the class, Surya Namaskar B (Sun Salutation B) helps to build the internal heat that will allow you to push more deeply into your practice.
There are a variety of modifications that can help make these sequences accessible to a variety of experience levels and abilities. See below for traditional instructions by Rebecca Pachecco on how to do Sun Salutations.
Surya Namaskar A
Surya Namaskar B
Who takes privates?
Brand new, seasoned, or anywhere in between - privates are a fantastic way to enhance your practice. Private sessions are tailored to meet your personal needs with plenty of space for questions. We offer three different ways to tailor your individual instruction!
WHAT CAN I GET FROM A PRIVATE SESSION?
GET FAMILIAR - brand new and want to know the lay of the land before joining classes
RETURN TO PRACTICE - after an injury or a break, create an individualized plan of adaptation
GET CONFIDENT - new or experienced and want to clarify alignment or other questions
GAIN PROGRESS - fine tune your current practice and work on new poses
BEYOND ASANA - study yogic breathing, meditation, philosophy, and energy systems
HOW MANY SHOULD I TAKE, HOW OFTEN?
SINGLE - if you have a specific question one session may be enough to get you on track
SERIES - if you’re looking to jump start fitness, refine alignment, or gain specific progress a series of five privates in your regular class schedule can meet your needs (we recommend three classes and one private a week for progress)
CONTINUING - for long term growth and sustainability include a regular private in your schedule (we recommend monthly or bi monthly)
When AND WHERE?
Privates are best done in studio, anytime between classes. If you have a clear, open practice space in your home we may arrange to meet you there for an additional fee (if you need mat rentals they are an additional $7/per person).
HOW DO I SET IT UP?
Fill out this form and we will contact you promptly.
(name, best way to communicate, practice level drop down, how many drop down, time drop down, what would you like to get out of your sessions box)
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
At the studio:
Please arrive 10 min before your start time, dressed, hydrated, nourished, and ready to begin. Your private will include time to ask questions and clarify your goals. Please do be punctual, your private will end at the originally scheduled time, regardless of start time (unless the delay is the fault of the teacher or studio, in which case you will get the fully allotted time).
At your home or vacation rental:
As above, please be ready to begin practice at the scheduled time. We appreciate your excitement and hospitality but please allow the teacher to courteously leave at the finish of the practice.
60 90 5 pack 10% 10 pack 20%
60 90 60 90
private reg 75 110 +30 337.5 440
HEJ 95 135 +40 427.5
semi 2-3 reg 125 175 +40 562.50
HEJ 150 200 +50 675
4-10 reg 200 250 +50
HEJ 240 300 +60
10-16 reg 250 325 +75
assistant HEJ 325 400 +85
16+ ask us for rates
For sessions at your home or vacation rental add $50 in Rockport and Gloucester, $75 Manchester Beverly Hamilton Essex Ipswich, *ask for rates for areas beyond
if CAPY makes arrangements
private $25 to studio, semi $35
groups 20% to studio
travel 15% to studio (incl mat fees)
if teacher makes arrangements
private $20, semi $25