Private Sessions

What is Your Next Step?

Private sessions are the heart of Evolutionary Yoga.  Traditionally, yoga was taught one-on-one. Private sessions provide a setting in which your individuality can be completely addressed to meet your needs and goals.
* Currently, due to COVID-19, classes are held online.

There are 4 Main Ways to Work One-on-One with Kevin:

1. Personalized Home Practice
2. Yoga Therapy
3. Your Personalized Chanting Practice
4. Mentoring

1. Personalized Home Practice
Because there’s only one you

Have a home yoga practice designed especially for you. Based on your goals, needs, and interests, Kevin will create a practice that allows you to flourish in a way that is not available in group classes. There is a reason that authentic yoga was taught one-on-one. Improve your strength, flexibility, balance, confidence, and peace of mind through a home practice created just for you.

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“The home practice Kevin made for me has changed my life; I love it. My back doesn’t hurt anymore. Originally I came to see Kevin one on one because I wanted to learn the basics the right way so I could then go to group classes. Now, I don’t feel I want to pursue group classes anymore because I love doing it everyday on my own in the morning. I feel so good when I’m done.”
– Peter Frank

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Benefits of Yoga
  • Improve your strength, flexibility, balance and coordination
  • Develop and define muscles — abs, chest, back, buttocks, legs and arms — in proportion to your body frame
  • Enhance and refine your performance in sports, the arts, and the martial arts
  • Relieve back pain and other chronic pain
  • Find ease in your body
  • Release physical, mental, and emotional blockages gently and constructively
  • Find you natural weight by balancing your metabolism
  • Increase your aerobic capacity without the stress of impact
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Restore and maintain proper functioning of your internal organs
  • Learn relaxation and how it can give you renewed energy
  • Stabilize your sleeping patterns.
  • Experience vitality
  • Benefit from a powerful, comprehensive system of body/mind health that integrates all aspects of the individual

2. Yoga Therapy
Healing From Within

Rooted in the comprehensive, ancient healing system of yoga, Evolutionary Yoga Therapy is a highly effective healing therapy used to prevent and recover from injury and illness. Evolutionary Yoga Therapy works with the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of a person. Guided by the principles and practice of yoga, Evolutionary Yoga Therapy balances the entire system. Many acute and chronic conditions greatly improve or are relieved, including back pain and other chronic pain. Most effectively facilitated within a private session, the tools of breath-centered āsana, breath and prāṇāyāma, the use of sound, mantra and chanting, relaxation, and meditation are all a part of Evolutionary Yoga Therapy. Whether you are recovering from surgery, injury, illness, emotional or spiritual upheaval, you will receive encouragement, inspiration, and expert guidance.

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“Kevin Kortan is a thoughtful, intelligent, and supportive yoga therapist. Following two knee operations, Kevin helped me recover my strength, flexibility, and balance. He taught me how to create less tension in my body, and how to relax my mind — to create a state of inner well being. I was particularly impressed with the way Kevin personalized all of our sessions, protecting my knees, while getting my whole body back into shape. Kevin is a gifted yoga therapist, and I can attest to his integrity and generous healing spirit.”
– Carol B. Traynor, Special Assistant to the Office
of the First Lady of the City of New York

Conditions Addressed by Yoga Therapy
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Relieve Insomnia
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Injury recovery and prevention
  • Slipped and herniated discs
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pre-surgical preparation
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Stress reduction for cardiac conditions
  • Acute and chronic conditions such as insomnia, migraine headaches, and asthma
  • As a compliment to other physical and psychotherapies
What is Yoga Therapy?

One of the 5 applications of traditional yoga, yoga therapy is oriented towards healing. At any stage of life, part of a person’s journey may very well include dealing with an injury, illness, health condition or imbalance. Yoga therapy, yoga cikitsā in Sanskrit, applies the tools of yoga in an individualized way, usually one-on-one, to bring you back to balance, or sometimes to reframe a situation to learn to live with and manage a particular health condition. Having worked as a yoga therapist since 1995, Kevin will create a home yoga therapy practice designed exclusively for you that you can do on a daily or regular basis. With yoga therapy, you are an activate participant in your own healing; that is what makes it so empowering and interesting!

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3. Your Personalized Chanting Practice
Sacred Sound Healing For Your Soul

Your personal path of practice is unique, your voice one of a kind! And so is your heart. This process honors and supports that, deeply. In these one-on-one sessions, Kevin will listen to you, get to know what is important and interesting to you, and develop a personal practice, sādhana, that supports you.  For some, this will be using simple organic sounds, for others simple mantra, or more elaborate chanting.  Mantra may be in Sanskrit, English, Latin, or your native tongue.  The use of breathing exercises and yogic movement may also be part of your personal practice.  Let the sounds lead you back to the source; experience yourself as deep silence.

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4. Mentoring
What’s Your Next Step?

Because we’re all unique and at different places in our personal and professional evolution, in order to take the next step, we can benefit from working with a seasoned mentor who can guide us. For many, it is revolutionary and very relieving to have the deep support and understanding that mentorship provides. Mentorship works in relation to our very specific needs, questions, and can unleash our inner potential.

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If you have any questions or are interested in Private Sessions, including Personalized Home Practice as well as Yoga Therapy, please feel welcome to contact me:  kevin@evolutionaryyoga.com


“I refer patients to Kevin because I know he will approach people with sensitivity, intelligence, and expert guidance. Those whom I have referred to Kevin have been ecstatic about the work he has done with them. Since the beginning of our collaboration, Kevin Kortan has been an indispensible part of my patient care regimens.”

– Scott Gerson, M.D., Founder, National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine