Kerry Whiteley: 200 E-RYT yoga instructor….Kerry specializes in working with beginners and those with limited mobility or post surgical. She offers chair yoga as an option to assist all levels of practice. Kerry focuses on clear instruction and alignment. Your session will be tailored to you and your needs. Kerry is also a certified life-coach and is trained to assist with emotions that may come up in your practice. Yoga is a physical, mental/ emotional, and soulful practice….a full mind-body connection and experience and Kerry can help you make this connection. Offering individual or group sessions.
Lynn Ball-Jackson: A seasoned yoga instructor, massage therapist and songstress who loves sharing this peaceful practice with others! She specializes in working with beginners and those who seek gentle, relaxing stress- relief. Her calming presence is a welcome balm in today’s fast-paced society.
David Bryan: Yin, Restorative, or Gentle Yoga sessions. Yin includes longer holds of passive postures to stress connective tissue, it is beneficial in promoting looking within yourself. Restorative is a completely passive practice that seeks to promote resetting the nervous system and restoring the body and mind. Gentle practice with me wuld be geared towards getting your body moving in a way that facilitates you feeling good in your body while opening up functional movement.
Kristy West: All levels of experience aka “all the yoga”…Kristy offers whatever the student needs in their practice: beginner, hot, power for athletes, restorative, yoga with weights, beach yoga, etc.
Lindsey Windrow: Gentle Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Meditation and Mindfulness sessions
Lindsey specializes in working with beginners and with those persons seeking relief from anxiety, depression, stress and other mental health issues. She has been mentored by Dr. Michael DeMaria and trained in his “Peace Within Process for Integrative Wellness” Levels One and Two.
Lindsey provides therapeutic support and sacred space for students to practice gentle yoga and tap into their inherent strength and peace within. She provides sensitive and gentle guidance within an individualized plan for each student or group of students’ needs.
Lindsey is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher and she has a Masters Degree in Psychology. She is also currently working as a therapeutic educational consultant and an integrative wellness and soul guide. She has worked in the mental health and wellness field for many years in various roles with children, adolescents and adults.
$50 per hour for individual sessions
($10 per hour for each additional person)
Private, Semi_Private and Group Offerings With Swan Michelle
- Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Session
- Yoga Nidra for Self Healing
- Private or Semi-Private Sound Bath
*Note, Private Session locations will be in Gulf Breeze yet Semi Private and Group sessions may be requested off-site and are priced upon number of participants
To find out more about Michelle’s credentials and experience go to:
Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Private Session with Michelle
Background: What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, the science and medicine of life, is thought to be the oldest form of medicine in the world. Originating from India, it is the Mother of yoga (our lives), and a constant facilitator and reminder of the nourishment and harmony in everything that we do and experience. Called “Ojas,” Ayurveda brings out the maximum life force that we contain within us as protection of our immune system so that we can access spirit.
Your First Private Session will include:
1. Filling out a Survey to find out your Constitution (Dosha) or Combination is according to your time of birth (Prakruti).
A “dosha,” our personal constitution is a very specific recipe to us of percentages of the elements that reside within us, aligned with our Vedic Astrology chart and often ruling our lives, the way our mind works and the state of our health.
2. Education on what Ayurveda and it relates to yoga is.
– We will discuss the history, background and foundation of Ayurveda and the relationship you have to your senses, your physical patterns of eating, daily activities, sleeping patterns and focus specific to Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra as best implemented for you.
3. We will create a Mastery of Daily Habits (Dinacharya) diagram:
An entire daily habits and routines diagram of your day will be created together according to your lifestyle, goals, and any current pathology (Vikruti) that needs addressing . Each constitution needs very specific ingredients to their day to keep it balanced and in harmony with their specific nature, We will address what you do with each moment of your day and set daily habits that optimize your current health. This could include from the time you will get up, to when you eat and the most highlighted of all, Yoga as therapy practices.
You will be asked to follow this regime for 40 days. As a follow up the next sessions will include the following:
- Private Yoga Asana Therapy Session based on your Dosha and current pathology
- Doing Ayurveda Yoga Therapy
- Discussing and setting very personal goals to your reparation of your health in pranayama, mantra, meditation, Yoga Nidra sleep therapy, Sound Therapy, Energy Medicine and an introduction to diet and herbs fused with the elements.
If your constitution is vitiated beyond our scope or your pathology needs more than Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, we will offer you respected resources to qualified Ayurveda Counselors or Doctors, which is beyond our scope of training.
Here is to your health and to no longer being a victim to your body or daily habits and routines.
Initial Consultation $165 (required)
(after the initial): 1.5 hrs – $140 or 1 hr – $120
Payment for all Swan River Private sessions is due at the time of booking. Appointments are not confirmed until payment is received in full. Any cancellations, changes to the appointment, or no shows, within 24 hours or less of the appointment time, are subject to the full charge of the session fee.
Swan Michelle’s Certification’s in Ayurveda Yoga Therapy:
150 Hours with Doctor Marc Halpern of the California College of Ayurveda
100 Hours with Durga Devi of the Dr Frawley School of Ayurveda at Sivananda Ashram Bahamas
Ayurveda clinics in Southern India.
Michelle has been to India 9 times and has taught yoga for 20 years, where much of her exposure to this natural form of medicine originated from numerous families, clinics, teachers and personal sessions took place as she learned to heal her own body,
PrivateYoga Nidra for Self Healing with Michelle
Yoga Nidra, translated as “union with the deep unconscious, untethered state” is a guided lying down practice where space is held to heal and access the subtle flow of energy (prana). It is a conscious state of deep relaxation where the body is asleep yet the mind is awake in active trance and participation. This yogic practice reveals the power of stillness where you activate a specific healing process on an energetic level. One session is thought to be as healing and nourishing as 3 hours of deep sleep, yet there is clear guidance into healing particular aspects of your body, be it trauma, accidents, disease and physical conditions & imbalances, disorders, problems sleeping, addictions as well as healing consciousness, chakras, koshas, emotions, memories, routines, patterns or thought forms. It is perfect if you need a personal time to go deep, to be still and to be silent, healing the sympathetic nervous system.
Done lying down, please bring anything that makes you feel comfortable for the deep sleep state (personal blankets, pillows, shawls). We too have proper props and blankets for you to attain deep rest. This session will remove blockages and support deep healing. It will empower you to access the creative principle where potentiality and creating quick shifts is possible.
Very deep results often come about from these sessions. For this reason it is encouraged that you are silent after class and process the visions and sensations you had.
All levels and bodily conditions, ages and abilities are encouraged to come. Proper tools are available to make it accessible for anyone and no experience is necessary beyond a willingness to surrender and heal past impressions. The first 20 minutes will be an explanation of the affects of Yoga Nidra as well as it’s origin and 60 minutes will be a deep healing, lying down, where you are asked to no longer move once the visualization session begins. There will be a chance afterward to either continue sitting in silence or to comment on your experiences or ask questions.
Michelle Baker will hold this space for you. Her training in Yoga Nidra at the Sivananda Ashram with Dr. Marc Halpern, the founder of the College of Ayurveda in California & co-founder of the Ayurveda Medical Association. He spent 28 years healing himself with Nidra and offers a best selling c.d. and book on Yoga Nidra and Ayurveda. Michelle trained in 100 hours with him in Ayurvedic Diagnosis and Counseling, which includes Yoga Nidra.
1 hour session: $120
1.5 hour session: $150
Private or Semi-Private Sound Bath with Michelle
This is a Swan River Yoga Original! Enjoy a complete Restorative Yoga extended class in a sacred sound space. 1-2 teachers and musicians will be present to serve you as you bathe in sacred sounds, music, and love songs from India and beyond. 40 Crystal bowls will soothe you along with a giant gong and other unique, high frequency instruments to break and clear energetic patterns within you, soothe the nervous system and activate the chakra points. This is an experience like no other – heavenly, celestial and familiar. With the unique journey of restorative yoga, Thai yoga therapeutics and sacred sounds in healing hands you cannot go wrong. All things come from sound. All things are sound. All things go back to sound.
Sound brings your mind into proper tone. It is the most original form of yoga. Enjoy a nervous system cleanse. What you are thinking makes you stronger or weaker.
Invite a calibrated mind & body in concert with specific:
Tuning Fork/Polarity Therapy placed on body
30 Crystal bowls for chakra tuning
Gongs & Mental percussive bio-ryhtms
Mantras for emotional release
On-Site Private Sound Baths
Private 1.5 hour Sound Bath: 2-4 people $130
Private 1.5 hour Group Sound Bath: 5-12 people $300
Private 1.5 hour Large Group Sound Bath: 13-40 people $550 (with Michelle and Rob) $550
Off-site Sound Baths: In the luxury of your environment, home, business, convention
Private 1.5 hour Sound Bath: 2-4 people $200
Private 1.5 hour Group Sound Bath: 5-12 people $450
Private 1.5 hour Large Group Sound Bath: 13-30 people $700 (with Michelle and Rob)
40 + people = $1,000 minimum.
*The cost goes up substantially as the props must be transported and cleaned for your convenience.
Private Energy Clearing Session with Michelle
A blend of numerous energy clearing techniques as studied by Michelle and according to what you need, this private session could include practices or teachings in:
Reiki, Pranic Healing, Polarity Therapy, Tuning Forks and Sound Therapy with very specific protocols according to what your chakras and subtle body needs.
This session can also cater to the physical, mental or emotional pathology you address in disharmony, such depression, anxiety, addiction, digestion, immune system, sleeplessness or overall stuck energy.
This can be accessed to fine tune the chakras and get a chakra reading as well as sealing sensitive energy for greater resiliency.
The overall goal of this Energy Clearing Session as Energy Medicine will be to invite a recalibration of the chakras, nervous system and biochemistry by not only receiving but also being offered instruction on how to clear yourself so that you can continue to intuitively activate the life force within you and more clearly detect when it is imbalanced.
Investment: $120 per hour
$150 for 1.5 hours