Private yoga sessions allow clients to work one-on-one with a yoga teacher to assess and reach their personal goals and set an emphasis on what they want to accomplish while addressing the whole individual, body, breath, mind and spirit. Working one-on-one allows the teacher to more closely work with your specific body alignment and to help you develop a regular practice. You can take these lessons into a group setting and into personal practice at home. Private sessions can be beneficial as an initial starting point for a yoga practice or ongoing. Private sessions are also easy to work around a busy schedule.
Beginning students will gain initial experience by starting in one-on-one sessions to gain confidence in poses. Starting out in a group yoga class can seem overwhelming. You may not know your downward facing dog from your upward facing dog or what the teacher means by scissoring your inner thigh muscles! In a private session you will learn asanas, how to move in and out of poses and begin incorporating the language of yoga in your body so that you feel comfortable in a group setting.
If you are recovering from an injury, working in a private session can address your individual needs. You learn how to modify poses, how to strengthen while you heal, and how to prevent further injury. Yoga instructors can work in tandem with a physical therapist or others in the health profession to support your healing process.
Are you struggling to learn arm balances or inversions? Do you want to improve your balance poses? If you wish to take your practice to a new level, private lessons can enable a client to work in depth on individual asanas and to find subtleties in the body to challenge individual practice.
Private lessons may focus on movement, stretch, strength, posture, breath, or meditation, or a combination. You set the pace and the focus in a private session, allowing you to achieve your goals.