Frequently Asked Questions Yoga
What yoga style do you use?
I use a foundation of Vinyasa, "Four Winds Vinyasa Yoga©," a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so you move from one to another seamlessly, using breath. This “flow” yoga technique is sometimes confused with “power yoga“. My Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are EVER alike. The opposite would be “fixed forms” such as Bikram Yoga, which features the same 26 postures in every class, or Ashtanga which has the same sequence every time.
The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps develop a more balanced body AND prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.
My brand is "Four Winds Vinyasa Yoga©," and is my own designed copywritten model, based on my Native American culture blending traditions with modern yoga techniques. As a Native American woman, and as a Christian I call positive energy and God’s path as Our Creator from the four directions within mindfulness and healing with my clients. Together, we integrate aspects of the four paths of yoga uniquely into a model that seeks to convey a whole person bio-psycho-social-spiritual aspect from a uniquely Christian foundation.
What types of yoga do you specialize in?
Considered meditation in motion, yoga has benefits for the mind and body. I can offer instruction in one or several types of yoga practice. Examples of yoga classes include Chakras, Kundalini yoga, Bikram or hot yoga, and restorative yoga, among others. Hybrid yoga styles include Katonah yoga and aerial yoga, including with the bungee and I offer my brands of yoga. I offer a hybrid style, integrating the use of prayer, worship, chanting, and rituals to center and clarify myself within Christian and Native American teachings. I also provide trauma focused yoga for children and women, corporate functions, and special events such as ladies nights out.
What are rates of yoga?
$60 for 30 minutes and up to three people, with $5 for each additional person.
For group class sessions: 5 class pass: $50.00 per person; 10 class pass: $90.00 per person, may not share passes.
Private training individual session: $90.00
Private five sessions: $300.00
Private 10 sessions: $600.00
CLASSES for 2022: Trauma focused "Four Winds Vinyasa Yoga©" January 202-May 2022!
"Four Winds Vinyasa Yoga©" with Get Fit With Tia Buchanan offers Therapeutic Trauma Focused Yoga (ages 8-17) with ISSA Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, ISSA Certified Yoga Instructor, ISSA Certified Kickboxing Instructor and Coach, Dr. Tia Buchanan. Dr. Buchanan, a LPCS, LPC, LAC, and EMDRC facilitates an integral aspect of healing from trauma: learning to self-regulate, calm the mind and brain body response. Research peer reviewed by the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, correlates that meditation, relaxation, physical postures, reduce automatic sympathetic activations, muscle tension, blood pressure, improves neuroendocrine hormonal activities, decreased brain body response to increase wellbeing and life quality (Emerson, Chaudhry, 2009).
"Four Winds Vinyasa Yoga©" Trauma Focused (18+ WOMEN) with ISSA Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, ISSA Certified Yoga Instructor, ISSA Certified Kickboxing Instructor and Coach, Dr. Tia Buchanan, facilitates an integral aspect of healing from trauma: learning to self regulate, calm the mind and brain body response. Cost: $20 per woman per class or $65 per month per woman. Class size MAX: 6 persons. Starting Jan 29, 2022. MUST BE pre-registered/Pre-paid ONLY. No refunds. Classes at AnBOMC at 11:00 A.M. Bring own mat (may purchase mat at AnBOMC $10.00).
"Four Winds Vinyasa Yoga©" Trauma Focused (ages 8-17) with ISSA Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, ISSA Certified Yoga Instructor, ISSA Certified Kickboxing Instructor Coach, Dr. Tia Buchanan, facilitates an integral aspect of healing from trauma: learning to self regulate, calm the mind and brain body response. Cost: $20 per child per class or $65 per month per child. Class size MAX: 6 persons. Starting Jan 29, 2022. MUST BE pre-registered/Pre-paid ONLY. No refunds. Classes at AnBOMC at 11:00 A.M. Bring own mat (may purchase mat at AnBOMC $10.00)
What type of mat do I need?
It will vary with how much you sweat.
If you tend to get extra sweaty or take hot yoga classes, it’s likely a normal mat will feel
like slippery. There are specially designed mats to absorb moisture and provide grip when
sweating begins. Many newer mats offer layers that fight bacteria and odor and help
individuals stay secure on the mat. Many mats designed for hot yoga (a different type of class than currently available with me), and sweat may feel a
little slippery before you get wet, so dampening the mat slightly at the beginning of class will
ensure it’s slip-resistant.
ALSO consider your height. When you select a yoga mat, the length of the mat is often overlooked. A standard mat is 68 inches long, a good fit for an average individual. However, if you are taller than 5 feet 10 inches, a standard mat may be too short. You should consider also your body type and type of yoga you are to practice most often.
When you choose to bring your own mat to class, like other equipment, proper care is essential to ensuring longevity of a mat. Yoga mats also absorb sweat and bacteria they are exposed to, and can become dirty and smelly with time. A consistent cleaning routine after every practice, or at least after every few, will help to keep the mat clean and the mat can be scrubbed down with dish soap and water. However, use ONLY a few drops of soap, otherwise it may leave a slippery residue on the mat. Scrubbing too vigorously should be avoided, or the overall texture of the mat may be affected. You may purchase a mat from AnBOMC.
What are your terms and conditions?
In Vinyasa Flow, breathing and how one breathes is an essential aspect of life. Oxygen is the most important nutrient to put into a body. The way one inhales, and exhales determines how much vital energy is in the body. Oxygen is a life-giving blessing, vital to all human life. Students should understand pain is the body’s way of transmitting risk for physical damage and allows the body to react and prevent additional damage; therefore, practice can be structured so poses and sequence enhance healing.
ANKLE/KNEE ISSUES are common. A torn ligament, ankle or knee injuries can cause significant discomfort, and although yoga may be practiced with these injuries, it varies with the specific injury. Hip issues are common. For clients dealing with hip injuries, it is essential for them to avoid extreme ranges of motion. Using props inspires clients to avoid sinking into their deepest stretch. During seated postures, yoga blankets and/or blocks support weight and position the pelvis. Back pain is common and has numerous causes. Not all yoga poses are suitable for clients with spinal issues, and it is vital to extend client modifications of practice that are further beneficial to them. Shoulder and wrist issues are common. Clients must be aware of fatigue and when a client has shoulder pain, regardless of cause, yoga poses must be done with minimal or no weight on shoulders.