Private Yoga Instruction

Private instruction may be scheduled by contacting the studio or by contacting the instructor directly as listed below. Sessions do not have to be ongoing – schedule a session to address an injury, a goal, or to gain insight on ways to improve your practice at home or in group classes. Once you experience a one-on-one session, you will understand why this is the original and classical manner in which yoga is taught. Many of our teachers have extensive education and can better serve an individual in a private setting.

Andrea Cartwright

865.523.5633 Cranial Yoga Individual Sessions

Cheryl Maslar, RYT

Email Cheryl.

Jennifer Beyt Coffin, E-RYT

Jennifer’s website for more information.

Jen Schappel, E-RYT, LMT

Jen’s website for more information.

Kim Lomonaco, MS, CCC-SLP, E-RYT

Email Kim.

Sharon Spontak, RN, RYT

423.278.2163 Embodyment® Yoga Therapy

Andrea Cartwright

Andrea has taught yoga in Knoxville for over 40 years. In the 80s she worked under the supervision of physical therapists at The Therapy Center, Inc. and was then employed by Orthopedic Associates of Knoxville at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in their physical therapy department. She helped with therapy for post-operative patients or those with chronic conditions such as back pain. This experience taught her the importance of individualized instruction even within a group setting. During her career, she has studied various kinds of Hatha Yoga receiving yoga teacher certifications.

In 1978, she was asked to teach a weekly TV series for WSJK that ran for two years throughout the state of Tennessee. Having previously received a National Board Certification for massage therapy, Andrea used this knowledge to make her yoga teaching more therapeutic and individualized, going on to combine yoga with The Cranial Sacral Therapy she learned from the nationally recognized physical therapist, Barrett Dorko. Her newest approach to yoga is Cranial Yoga. This approach uses hands-on instruction to reveal how yoga postures can give relief from joint pain due to muscle imbalance and fascial adhesions.

60 minute Cranial Yoga Private: $90

To make an appointment, call 865.523.5633

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Sharon Spontak, RN, RYT

Embodyment® Yoga Therapy incorporates the deepest elements of Svaroopa® Yoga. In a one-on-one session Sharon will work to facilitate the release of deeply held tensions in your body through the conscious application of the principles of yoga.

The session is deeply relaxing, restorative, and transformative. In a one-hour session you receive the benefits equivalent to what 6-8 Svaroopa® yoga classes might bring.

This hands-on healing modality will benefit you if you are looking for pain relief, greater relaxation or recovering from injury. This is appropriate for all levels of physical condition.

Embodyment® Yoga Therapy: $75.00

Package of 3 Sessions: $210.00

To schedule an Embodyment® session, to learn more about Embodyment® or to schedule a private Svaroopa Yoga class you can email Sharon Spontak at or call 423-278-2163.
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