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Now Offering Thai Yoga Bodywork Sessions
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We prefer private sessions to be prepaid.
Please cancel at least 48 hrs prior to your scheduled session so we can offer it to someone else. If a 48 hr notice is not provided, you will be charged for the session.
I began yoga 13 years ago because I could find no other relief from my aching body. My back hurt constantly, my feet. I didn’t sleep and I felt tired all the time. I started group classes and was immediately in love, but as my practice developed and was able to spend less time “watching” my teacher, I began to notice my peers on the mats beside me.
Not in an overly critical way of them or myself, but more out of empathy and compassion. I understood this look I was seeing on their faces. I could relate to their feeling of being “lost” in class because I didn’t understand a pose or always feeling a “breath” behind because I was trying to figure out where one or another appendage goes.
In most yoga classes, teachers “lead” a class. A list of poses called one after another. And while I was trying to decipher this odd language they were using, I always seemed to be a step behind the rest. No one explained “what” pranayamawas or let alone why I needed it in my life. I was spoken to as if I should already know the poses.
My teachers weren’t “teaching”,
they were simply doing yoga and expecting me to follow.
In the seven years that I have owned my own studio, I have had literally hundreds of people tell me…
”I tried yoga once but I got hurt.
I had no idea what the teacher was doing.
I was so confused.
______ pose hurt really bad.”
And so I wondered…
how many people never went back after that first class.
How many yet still, are scared to try?
I knew every single person could find healing on the yoga mat, but a skilled instructor was needed in order to appropriately formulate a plan for them. I wanted to provide a safe place for students to build confidence in a nurturing environment.
I began to offer private sessions
and the feedback I was receiving was amazing.
Please print the following forms and email them to Micki Beach at
or drop them by our front office at
Island Healing Chiropractic Center
8809 East Oak Island Drive
You will receive a copy of your customized lesson.
Private Sessions are held at Island Healing Chiropractic Center
located at 8809 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island NC 28465
*If you prefer a home environment or beach private yoga session, Micki is happy to accommodate your needs!
"Micki’s extensive training in Anatomical Yoga gives her specific insight into body mechanics and imbalances in the body. By creating a therapeutic approach to yoga, the healing can begin…
Mind . Body . Spirit
Whether you are limited with your valuable time and can’t attend group classes, or intimidated by starting yoga in a group environment or you have a specific physical issue that we can address privately, one on one sessions are designed specifically to meet your needs."
Micki has worked with a wide variety of students privately…
•Radiation and Cancer treatment
•Death/suicide of a loved one
•Spinal decompression and fusion
• Alternative to surgery
•Teens at Risk
"You begin by filling out a private consult form that will give Micki details about your yoga background, your goals and desires for your session. These goals are reviewed in a one on one phone consult and together you will create a plan for your yoga session."
The pace is determined by you. The focus is determined by you.
Whether you want to renew and rejuvenate your body with Restorative Yoga, you want to learn the basics from the ground up or you are an experienced yogi looking to advance your practice….Micki can create a plan for you. Her sessions days/times are available upon request.
“Private sessions help everyone achieve a physical, mental and emotional security whether you wish to enhance your current practice or learn basic foundational poses as a beginner. The stress some feel in a group environment dissipates as Micki provides supportive, anatomical cueing and in a session designed especially for you.”
Aromatherapy, Props, Variations, Breathing Techniques & Visualizations provided if preferred.
We prefer one on one sessions to maintain the value of the session, but if you would like a group private, we can accommodate your needs.
Just give Micki a call at 910-366-3664
Your Private Session can be in any of the following formats
or a combination of two or more....
Yo-Chi (Yoga & T'ai Chi)
Fusion Focused Cross Training for Total Body Muscular Communication! Work Isometrically for Stability in Yoga Asanas Move Isotonically for Mobility in T’ai Chi Each class begins with a Fusion Warm Up followed by 5 minutes segments alternating static based Yoga asanas with 8 basic Yang Short Form forms and concludes with a Fusion finale. Created for success by all levels.
Foundations of Yoga: 101
This is a wonderful introduction to new yogis or those wishing to refine their practice. We progressively dig deeper into all the foundational poses using our unique style of anatomical cueing with a precise focus on form and alignment. Handouts are often provided with breathing techniques and key poses to allow you to practice at home. Our focus: Sun Salutes, Standing Poses, Open Twists and Bends, Folds and Hip Openers, Balance and Inversions, and Aromatherapy offerings for Savasana. Prop and Variation instruction based on your practice.
Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga which utilizes props to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation. It is a powerful tool to reduce stress and restore health. Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total relaxation. The more your body is supported in the poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. Relaxation is a state in which there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet. Aromatherapy, Props, Breathing Tech. & Visualizations provided. No experience needed.
A slower paced, foundational class is a perfect opportunity to explore sun salutations and basic postures with static holds, deep stretching and balancing poses to help develop your practice, form, alignment and breath work. Classes Structure: Warm-up Exercises, Standing Poses, Sitting Poses, Twists, Supine and Prone Poses, Inverted and Balance Poses, Gentle Chest Openers, Finishing Poses, Savasana with Aromatherapy All levels welcome. Instructor: Micki Beach, E-RYT, YWT
Vinyasa’s strength is in its diversity...Every class slowly builds upon Basic Sun Salutations and progressively deepens with variations added one Salute at a time. Unique combinations of poses are arranged together with an alignment focus that enable an expansion in your practice. We often offer a challenge peak pose to work towards each month so attending successive classes will deepen and embolden your practice!
Instructor: Micki Beach, E-RYT, YWT
Ashtanga Led Primary Series
Our Led Primary Series is a hatha yoga system, derived from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The essence of this system: the asanas are accompanied with continuous Ujjayi breathing, energetic bonds or locks called bandhas and visual focusing on a gazing point called drishti. The asanas are connected with the Vinyasa exercise elements. The heat which originates through this process makes the body more flexible.
We begin with the Yin portion of our practice focusing on a release of connective tissues as we surrender into postures for longer periods of time to reach the deeper connective tissues of the joints, increasing the supply of fluids to them, making them less dense and enabling them to stretch appropriately. As a result, we become more flexible.
Then we move into the Yang, a short, gentle practice that stimulates the muscles in the body, encouraging strength and physical health. Yang yoga involves flowing types of movements, joining one pose to another by a continuous movement sequence called a Vinyasa. By utilizing muscle contractions and increasing blood flow, we are able to integrate this openness and awareness we have found in our Yin Yoga into a sense of steadiness and alignment in our Vinyasa practice.
Find comfort and contentment as we perform a complex practice of PNF stretching then passively held floor based poses. Yin works deep into the connective tissues with long holds to reach deeper into the joints, increasing the supply of fluids to them, making them less dense and enabling them to stretch appropriately. Props available for a more relaxed comfort.
Mat Based Pilates (Ball, Mat or Theraband Classes Offered)
"Study carefully. Do not sacrifice knowledge to speed in building your solid exercise regime on the foundation of Contrology. Follow instructions exactly as indicated down to the very smallest detail. There IS a reason!" Joe Pilates toiled his entire lifetime of 80+ years indefatigably tinkering with and perfecting his method. Join me to strengthen the core, learn stabilization techniques that anatomically help all the muscles in the body synergistically work together!
We also offer Private Sessions for Teens (Ages 12-18) AND Yoga Monkeys (Ages 5-10)
Yoga and movement can support children’s early learning and social-emotional development. Join us for creative yoga play through whole literature, creative movement,, games and explore healthy ways to move our bodies to support mind/body development.
Micki proudly teaches skilled prop instruction
every private session!
I look forward to leading you on your yoga journey!
Micki Beach, E-RYT, YWT