Deepen your personal yoga practice by working one-on-one with an experienced teacher. Learn more about private yoga below.
What is private yoga?
Private yoga is learning yoga one-on-one with the guidance of a yoga teacher.
How is private yoga different than group yoga?
The format of group yoga classes in the West was modeled on fitness and aerobic classes in the interest of making yoga accessible to Westerners. The typical group yoga class focuses on postures and body movements and some breathing. While these classes represent parts of yoga, it’s difficult to explore the breadth and depth of yoga within the confines of a 45 minute or 60 minute weekly yoga class. As a result, some students feel the only way to go deeper into their practice is to take a yoga teacher training, regardless of their intentions to teach.
Another option is to pursue private yoga. Private yoga ensures an individualized approach to learning yoga without incurring the upfront cost of a yoga teacher training. Yoga teacher trainings also have their own curriculum requirements that can’t take your individual needs into consideration.
In a private yoga session, you can explore and develop those parts of your practice that are most meaningful to you. Maybe you want to focus on learning a specific asana (posture), or you wish to explore pranayama (breathwork) or meditation. Maybe you want to discuss a certain yogic text or philosophy. You can feel comfortable asking questions in the middle of practice. If you’re not sure what’s next for your practice, your teacher can help guide you.
Why choose private yoga?
Private yoga is an opportunity for you to have the full support, attention, and guidance of your teacher. People choose private yoga for lots of reasons:
- You are new to yoga and would like to feel prepared for a group class.
- You prefer a more personalized experience.
- You want help developing a personal practice.
- You have lots of questions about your own practice that can’t be answered within the dynamics of a group yoga class.
- You want to learn how to move deeper into specific postures or learn deeper breathing practices (pranayama) or meditation.
- You are drawn to learning yogic philosophy and want someone to guide you.
- You want to learn how to practice postures after a joint replacement, surgery, or other procedure.
What can I expect from private yoga session?
You will have an intake session, up to 90 minutes in duration. This gives time to have a discussion with Sara and for you to share your goals, your experience with yoga, and some time for yoga practice. Sara then develops a plan for you for the next session. From there, follow-up sessions up to 60 minutes in duration can be scheduled.
Because each individual situation is unique, the number of sessions will vary as will the amount of time between sessions.
During follow-up sessions, Sara will share practices and check in with you to see if any modifications need to be made. Each session includes time for questions, practice, and discussion.