Frequently asked questions

What is your introductory phone call?

Over the course of approximately 15 minutes, we gather some information about you and what support you are looking for. We answer any questions and further expand on our process and how we work. At this time, we may also determine whether or not we are an appropriate fit for working together.

How long are appointments?

Sessions are 60 in length, up to a maximum of 75 minutes.

How often should I plan to continue scheduling sessions?

This depends entirely on the individual and the focus of the work. Some people get what they need in one session, and some people may continue on for many years and on a regular basis. We do not require any contracts or commitments to be signed in order to work together. We stop working together when either one of us or both of us feel it is appropriate to do so.

How do I schedule a session with you?

The first session is scheduled at the conclusion of the introductory phone call. Follow up sessions are then scheduled at the end of each appointment. When there has been an extended break in working together, a new session can be scheduled by phone or email.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept credit cards for payment. An invoice is sent by email with the amount to be paid and a link to make a payment online. Once paid, an automatic receipt of payment is sent by email. We also accept cheques. An invoice will be sent by email as payment is due, as well as once the cheque is received and accepted.

What is your cancellation policy?

All sessions require a full 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule, otherwise you will be charged for the session in full. Notice to cancel or reschedule must be received by us by phone, text message, or email. We will make reasonable effort to reschedule a session that is canceled in a timely manner. During a single calendar year, there is one grace given for a missed appointment or late cancel. Thereafter, the cancellation policy is firm. Exceptions: in the case where either party has become ill, either 24 hours before the session or the day of the session, cancellation without charge will be given.

Who are your clients?

People who find us are spiritually and emotionally mature, engaged in the discovery and unfolding of their spiritual path, and are willing to examine their blindspots. These individuals have have an open-minded approach to different modalities of healing or personal development, and have already explored or are beginning to explore the many paths available to them.

What is my role as client/student?

Being ready and willing to do the work!

What is the difference between a class and a private lesson?

A class is generally understood as facilitating the meeting of a group of students, organized for the purpose of studying a particular subject. Whilst the duration and frequency of a class may vary in length, in general it will meet regularly such as weekly or bi-monthly. The subject matter, direction, tempo, and overall flow of the class is set by the teacher. As such, all students study the same material and at roughly the same pace within their cohort. At SFTH, classes are structured in small cohorts, usually with no more than 10 students in a single group. We feel this is large enough to feel part of a community but small enough to allow for a more personal learning environment. In contrast, a private lesson is usually one-on-one between a student and the teacher. Usually, the subject matter is set by the student and the direction, tempo and flow of the private lesson is co-created by student and teacher together. The material covered and the pace at which the learning takes place is largely determined by the student.

Who is a private lesson for?

This is ideal for students in these areas: a) have more than a year of postural yoga practice and would like assistance with refinement of specific poses, or would like guidance in establishing a self-directed practice. b) are returning to a postural yoga practice after pregnancy, illness or injury and require specialized attention, guidance and support. c) investigating the experiences and states of consciousness in meditation practice in an in-depth one-on-one discussion.

Do you offer any hands-on healing work?

Yes, but this is currently on hold as all our programs and services are offered online.

What is the type of hands-on healing work offered?

Thai Yoga Bodywork is the primary form of hands-on healing, applied in the form of Thai Acupressure, and incorporating other elements of energy healing such as Biodynamic Cranio Sacral therapy and energy healing like Reiki. In private postural yoga lessons, there is an opportunity to go beyond the poses themselves. The assisted stretching techniques of Thai Bodywork can facilitate deeper releases in the body and may enable an overall improvement of the postures themselves than would ordinarily be experienced unassisted on ones’ own. In this case, the experience may lead to a greater feeling of grounded physical embodiment. As our practice is currently based online, this offering is on hold. This may change in the future, so please check back periodically for status updates.

Do you teach beginners?

We love teaching beginners, and while a private lesson may be appropriate, we recommend starting with an introductory series. This is designed specifically for beginners and will provide the tools for creating a good foundation. Please visit our schedule page for a list of upcoming group classes or courses.