Benefits & Preparation
What is Private Instruction?
Private yoga instruction is a highly effective way to learn a challenging pose, modify your practice for injury or illness, or get comfortable with the practice before stepping into a group setting. Our private clients regularly report profound breakthroughs in their practice, and overall well-being, thanks to the expert guidance of our instructors.
5 Benefits of Private Yoga
- Reduces beginner anxiety
- Targets special health concerns
- Helps achieve physical and emotional goals
- Helps you find the best type of yoga for you
- Advances your practice to the next level
Preparing for Your Private Lesson
Yoga was traditionally taught by one teacher directly to one student. The great ancient teachers understood the importance of individualizing each yoga experience to meet the needs of the individual student. Today’s group classes are fun, energizing and help to create a strong community. However, in a group class, teachers may not be able to deliver the individualized attention and guidance that we all benefit from. Here are a few things you should know, so you can get the most out of your private lesson:
- Have an open conversation. Spend time to talking with your private instructor about your specific goals.
- Hydrate. Drink some water an hour before your scheduled private yoga lessons in order to awaken the mind and the body.
Abandon distractions. Put away things that may distract you — such as cell phones and other devices– for the duration of your session.
- Set your intention. What is it that you want to get from your private yoga lessons? Focus on what you want to achieve through yoga in all aspects- physical, mental, spiritual.
- Breathe. A lot of people tend to hold their breath when concentrating, straining or stretching. Holding your breath will result in tighter muscles, which can hamper your flexibility. Speak to your teacher about learning some breathing techniques during your sessions together.
- Try a package. Your private lessons will be much more effective if you work with an instructor at least a few times. You can do this in combination with attending group classes or exclusively, working only with that instructor. Both work great!