Private Yoga Sessions with Ailsa 

(in person or Skype/video call)

A private yoga session with Ailsa can include any, or all, of the following: Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga and Dyads (co-meditation).  Experiencing a private one-to-one session allows you to explore your own yoga practice in more depth and each session can be tailored for your own unique needs.  

What can you expect from a private yoga session

Private yoga sessions are your time to explore your own yoga practice.   Sometimes you do not know what you need until you turn up so we can explore what arises on the day.  It might involve some of the following: 

  • Questions about your own physical yoga practice: Examples include pose alignment, practising poses that you find challenging and safe Vinyasa alignment to help ensure the longevity of your own yoga practice. 

  • Guidance for developing at home practice: Do you have any intentions or goals for your at home yoga practice and if you already practise at home, what challenges are you encountering?  I can help you to cultivate an enriching, meaningful and dedicated at home yoga practice. 

  • Custom design of a yoga class for your needs, goals and interests

 

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Yoga Nidra: Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation taken lying down that leads you into the healing and deeply restful state between waking and sleeping.  I can work with you to create your own personalised Yoga Nidra customised for your needs and intentions and you will receive a recording of this Yoga Nidra to use at home. 

  • Dyad (co-meditation)

Private one-to-one yoga sessions with Ailsa can take place in the comfort of your own home via Skype/video call or at the yoga studios, Yoga on the Square and Space 238 in Bristol, United Kingdom. 

Pricing & Cancellation Policy

Each Skype/video call one-to-one session costs £45 per hour and an in person session costs £50 per hour.  If you cancel less than 48 hours before the session, you will be charged full price.  If your session is taking place at a yoga studio and you cancel less than 7 days before the appointment, you will be charged £10.  

To book a private one-to-one yoga session, email me at ailsa.c.e.burns@googlemail.com and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  

What is Yoga Nidra? 

Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation taken lying down that leads you into the healing and deeply restful state between waking and sleeping.  The form of Yoga Nidra I offer is inspired by my 31 hour Level 1 Yoga Nidra training with iRest (developed by Richard Miller).  iRest Yoga Nidra has been shown to be effective in scientific trials for conditions including chronic pain, sleep problems, depression and anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); while increasing health, resiliency and well-being. 

What is a Dyad (co-meditation)?

A Dyad is only offered in one-to-one sessions and is a form of co-meditation between two people.  A Dyad follows a clear structure; the Witness asks a question, holds the space, and practises empathetic listening (without verbal or nonverbal reaction) and the person receiving the Dyad describes their experience verbally. The form of co-meditation I offer comes from iRest (developed by Richard Miller) and provides an opportunity to meet without agenda to fix or change but simply welcome everything, just as it is. 

 

Dyads can have a profound long-term impact in a person's capacity to meet the fullness of life's emotions without being hijacked by them.  As a person experiences themselves more and more as a neutral observer, they may begin to know a deeper, more peaceful aspect of themselves that they may have been unaware of. 

What is Restorative Yoga? 

Restorative Yoga calms the nervous system and helps to move the body into 'rest and digest' (or the relaxation response).  Supported, effortless and passive restorative poses are 'held' for 5-10 minutes, creating a sense of deep relaxation for the body and mind.  Whether using restorative yoga for rest and rejuvenation or healing, this form of yoga can be a profoundly empowering.  You will melt tension and enter a deeply meditative state, leaving you feeling completely refreshed and restored.  The form of Restorative Yoga I offer is inspired by my 27 hour Restorative Yoga Teacher training with Jillian Pransky

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