A private session allows for a more intimate view into YOUR practice. You can start a new practice, deepen your current practice or spend some time working with an injury or specific goal or concern.
Here are four reasons to invest in private sessions.
1. Proper Alignment Matters
Going into a big yoga class with students at different levels can lead you to perform yoga poses without proper alignment. If it’s difficult to see the instructor you might be inclined to simply follow what others are doing. And if the person next to you is doing the pose incorrectly, you might also have improper form and leave yourself open to injury.
A private instructor will take the time to show you how to get into and out of every pose properly. A good instructor will offer yoga props to assist you in the beginning until your body gets used to the poses.
2. Comfort in Sharing Your Personal Health History
In a group class, it can be challenging to approach the instructor with your health history. And even if you do, he or she might not be able to help you modify poses throughout the entire class. However, it is helpful for an instructor to know if you’re getting over surgery, an injury, or an illness. Just because yoga can look easy and relaxing, doesn’t mean it’s harmless.
3. Boost Your Confidence
Chances are if you haven't done yoga before you probably aren't that good at it. Go figure! Increased flexibility comes with practice. The good thing is, there is no competition in yoga and no-one will be looking down on you. Each person is on their own journey. However, if your lack of confidence is holding you from coming to class, private sessions are a great way to conquer that.
4. Made-to-Order Service
Have you ever come to yoga class where you really needed a certain pose and waited and waited only to be disappointed by the end. The great aspect of a private yoga session is that your instructor can tailor your class to you and your needs. If you need greater hip flexibility, you can have an entire class just focusing on the hips. Or if you are super stressed out, you can work on your breathing for 20 minutes.
You’re paying to get out of the class exactly what you need for that particular day. It’s very different from personal training in that you aren’t paying the private yoga teacher to push you to your limits. You are paying to help access your inner strength and balance through yoga poses but also through breathing, and stress-relief, which will in turn help you to balance the other aspects of your life.
A 60 Minute Session is $55. Multiple Session Discounts Are Available.