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Private Yoga

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Welcome

 

Yoga is a personal and integrative practice of connecting to one’s body and mind through breath and movement. Balanced Mind Yoga offers private sessions in an inviting, calming, and cozy space. Come join us in a comfortable and supportive environment for sessions tailored to your needs.

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Meet Jenn + Crystal

 

I began my own yoga journey in my mid - twenties as a casual student who dropped into classes at my local YMCA. I didn’t know much about the philosophy, but I did know that every time I left the class I felt like I could float out of there.

Over the next decade or so, I became more drawn to the practice and the physical, mental and emotional relief it brought me. I devoted time to attending classes more regularly, which eventually led me to a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and ultimately to the felicity and fulfillment of being a lifelong student.

As a trained mental health professional and birth + postpartum doula, I found a great amount of overlap in yogic, mental health, and birth work philosophy; they often compliment one another. So it felt only natural to integrate yoga into my professional work as well. And that’s how Balanced Mind Yoga was born!

As with my approach to psychotherapy and doula work, my private yoga sessions originate from a trauma-informed, client-centered approach. With your consent, one-on-one yoga can offer gentle massage, healing touch and hands on assists to enhance your experience. 

If any of this resonates with you, or you just have a few questions, please reach out. I love discussing the benefits of yoga and can't wait to talk to you about it!

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Jenn

Jenn's Training

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)

20-Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification

Usui Reiki Level I, II + III

Licensed Psychotherapist

Birth & Postpartum Doula

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Crystal

I began my yoga journey in my twenties, and in 2018 I experienced a life-changing Women’s Wellness retreat in Cape May, NJ.   It was there that I met like-minded people and began to feel that I connected with my people, my tribe.  The following year me and several women I met in Cape May attended a Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica.  This experience left an indelible mark on my life and my soul. Surrounded by the lush jungles and beautiful beaches of Costa Rica, I learned more about yoga, Reiki and other holistic healing modalities which nurtured my whole Self.  I found the yogic practices healing to my body, mind and spirit.  The COVID-19 pandemic offered an opportunity for deep self-reflection, and it was during this time that I decided to become a yoga teacher.  I completed my yoga teacher training (YTT) through My Vinyasa Practice in October 2020, and since then I have completed a 40 hour Trauma Informed Yoga Certification.  

 

I pride myself on being a deeply attentive listener who is able to effortlessly make connections about what you may need based on organic conversation/consultation.  I believe in nourishing the body and creating space and time to honor it, especially during restorative yoga.  Because more time is dedicated to holding poses in restorative yoga, space is created to turn inward, stretch and lengthen more deeply, safely breathe through discomfort and connect with your thoughts/feelings.  I understand that life can be busy and pull you in many different directions which often causes a disconnect from mind and body. This is why I am passionate about helping my students dedicate space to prioritize slowing down and reconnecting through movement and breath.  I operate from a body positive perspective and believe there is no “perfect” or “right way” to practice. Through gentle massage, alignment adjustments and assists, you can feel safe and supported in your practice with me.  I am a certified Usui Reiki practitioner, and with your consent I will incorporate these techniques into your yoga sessions.  I look forward to being a part of your healing journey.

Crystal

Crystal's Training

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

40-Hour Trauma Informed Yoga Certification

40-Hour Yoga Nidra Certification

Usui Reiki Level I, II + III

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Our Philosophy

At Balanced Mind Yoga, we are passionate about inclusivity, accessibility and removing traditional barriers to yoga. This is why we offer a complimentary initial consultation to get to know you and your goals in a safe, supportive environment. We also offer sliding scale session rates that can work within your budget. Nothing should prohibit you from enjoying the benefits yoga, meditation, reiki and holistic healing practices provide.  

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Are Private Yoga Sessions Right for ME?

 
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Balanced Mind Yoga is

Right For You if:

- You have never practiced yoga

- You practice yoga regularly

- You practice yoga casually

- You are a beginner

- You are a seasoned practitioner

- You are looking to discharge stress, anxiety +  trauma stored in the body

- You are looking for psychological, emotional and physical benefits of yoga

- You want to process / have discourse about the mind + body connection

- You are a person ~ Yoga is for everyone!

"I have to honor my mind and body if I want to sustain this journey" - Rupi Kaur

 
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Get in Touch

If you would like to learn more or if you are ready to schedule your first session, please don't hesitate to reach out.

HOURS

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

ADDRESS

115 N. BROAD ST. 

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4 CRAWFORD ST.

MIDDLETOWN, DE 19709

CRYSTAL@BALANCEDMINDJOURNEY.COM

 TEL.302-377-6911

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