Private Wellness

In addition to our regular yoga classes, events & trainings at Swan River, we offer a variety of wellness & healing modalities to help bring you back into balance feeling vital and centered.

Studio Policy: Payment for all Swan River Private sessions is due at the time of booking. Appointments are not confirmed until payment is received in full. Any cancellations, changes to the appointment, or no shows, within 24 hours or less of the appointment time, are subject to the full charge of the session fee.

Private Yoga Sessions

All sessions are held at the Mandir, 2940 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. For large groups or offsite, corporate events, please contact



These sessions are ideal to focus on a “goal” pose, such as an inversion (headstand, handstand etc), an arm balance, or to experience a challenging, satisfying vinyasa practice. Expect physical challenge and a well-earned savasana. Client-recommended music is welcome!



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An Integrative Yoga private is a personalized 1:1 session designed to make the practices of yoga accessible to each student’s specific needs. Our Integrative Yoga providers each have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience including multiple certifications (feel free to read their bios to learn more). These teachers use skillful eyes, extensive experience and advanced therapeutic education to craft programs for students with chronic health issues, disabilities, post-op conditions, injuries.

Sessions are also ideal for holistic health to prevent injury, increase mobility, boost energy, mood, wellbeing, and physical and emotional balance. Meditative guidance may also be included. These sessions promote overall health and vitality, while allowing for skillful manual hands on work and artful alignment to medicinally apply the practice.

Internal Family Systems & Yoga


Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a transformative approach that sees human beings as intricate systems comprised of protective and wounded inner parts, guided by a core Self. IFS fosters inner and outer interconnectedness by accessing the Self to understand and heal these parts. It helps understand relationships and promotes living with confidence, calm, compassion, courage, creativity, clarity, curiosity, and Connectedness.

Catherine Kennedy integrates IFS and yoga, harnessing the mind-body connection to assist individuals in identifying and engaging with their internal parts. IFS complements yoga by delving into the sensations, emotions, and messages within the body. By connecting to the Self, individuals develop a compassionate relationship with their parts. Yoga serves as a medium for dialogue with these parts, fostering harmony and well-being. This integration facilitates self-awareness, regulation, and healing. IFS emphasizes that the Self is a nurturing and compassionate essence that attends to each and every part.

From her personal experience, Catherine has come to believe that by wholeheartedly tending to and healing our inner family, we can cultivate the ability to extend the same loving care and attention to our families, friends, co-workers, and communities at large.



Known for its transformative benefits, the practice of Kundalini Yoga builds physical strength and stamina. With sustained practice, Kundalini Yoga enhances cognitive function, emotional fitness, and spiritual connection. Kundalini Yoga focuses on moving and transforming energy using a kriyā, or “action”, in Sanskrit. Kriyās are a specific sequence of yogic techniques and meditations to create a specific result through repetitive practice. Results could be physical, emotional, and spiritual. Working 1:1 with Steph Navjeet allows the practitioner to consult and be supported by her decades of study and practice in a private setting.

Pre / Post Natal


Our team offers various types of pre / post natal sessions. For more info, please feel out the wellness form below.



A one-hour session would begin with listening to the yogi as to what purpose they are requesting restorative yoga. After a brief sharing of all aspects of physical, emotional, and/or spiritual requests from the student; restorative yoga asana would be taught toward the individual need of the yogi. Restorative yoga is about opening the body. Props are used to support and calm the nervous system. Once the body “let’s go” and the mind trusts that “I can relax” the healing happens. Numerous studies have shown that this brief practice can aid in creating a calmer mind, lower blood pressure, and elevate mood finding the “sattvic” balanced state within. Depending on the yogi’s need, dharmic guided meditation, sound therapy with various singing bowls, chimes, and essential oils will be offered.

Group / Corporate


We’d be happy to help you formulate the perfect small group yoga class, whether it’s for a small group of friends or a corporate event. For more info, please feel out the wellness form below.




Our team offers various types of meditation sessions. For more info, please feel out the wellness form below.
guided meditation in New Orleans

Guided Meditation and Self-Hypnosis


Accessing the power of the subconscious mind has been the corner stone of healing in every culture throughout history. Guided meditation (which over time can become self-led) retrains the mind for more optimal processing and perceptual experience. Being led by a trained guide helps facilitate positive shifts (based on the brain’s neuroplasticity) to create lasting behavioral changes and transform important personal beliefs, self-image and automatic emotional responses. Private sessions are one-on-one and designed just for you. Appointments can be 55, 90 or 120 minutes in length. These sessions can be in-person, via Zoom or over the phone.



Our team offers various types of private and small group sound bath sessions. Our teachers are trained in sound therapy as well as music therapy, which makes use of client-preferred music in a therapeutic setting. Please let us know how we can provide a sound healing session for you/your group by filling out the wellness form below.

Harmonium lessons

Harmonium and Vocalization Lessons


To schedule your harmonium and voice lesson, please fill out the wellness form below.



Coaching for Yoga Teachers is a 1:1 private session for yoga teachers with Swan River Yoga Owner Keith Porteous Meade. Keith draws on 16 years of yoga teaching and studio ownership to hold space for reflections regarding the practice of yoga teaching. These sessions can be used to discuss the art of teaching, ask questions, demonstrate sequences, explore the language of yoga, practice chanting and playing the harmonium, work on clear, professional relationships within the yoga sphere, and incorporate the dharma into group classes.



To book a massage, please contact Serra or Karen directly.

Serra Wobbema


Karen Robichaux

Call or text: (504) 296-3553



To book an acupuncture session, please contact Katya Chizhayeva directly.

Katya Chizhayeva

Phone: (415) 568-0004



Our team offers various types of reiki healing sessions. For more info, please feel out the wellness form below.

Vedic Astrology


Vedic Astrology sessions are available virtually. For more info, please feel out the wellness form below.

Ayurveda Consultation and Counseling


Our team offers various types of Ayurvedic consultation sessions. For more info, please feel out the wellness form below.

Are you a Wellness professional interested in renting space at Swan River?

Wellness Service Form

Please fill out the form below in order to book a private wellness offering. Our staff will respond to you within the next 24 hrs.

Wellness Service Form

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