What Private Yoga Classes Can Do For You
Here’s how one-on-one yoga sessions can help you.
1. Gain Initial Experience In A Safer Environment For Beginners
If you’re completely new to yoga, you might find group classes a little overwhelming
In yoga, it’s absolutely imperative that you learn the basics correctly and ensure proper alignment. Without doing so, you’re at an increased risk of injury while doing yoga and no one wants that.
They’ll guide you every step of the way, making sure the class goes at a pace that’s right for you.
2. Feel More Comfortable And Less Self-Conscious
It’s not just newbies who find group yoga classes intimidating. Even experienced practitioners can find that the environment throws them off.
This way, your yoga practice can be calm, relaxing, and meditative. Just the way it’s supposed to be!
3. Focus On Personal Goals & Needs
Different people come to yoga for different reasons, all looking for some of the many benefits yoga has to offer based on their own personal needs. Maybe it’s your anxiety you’re taking to manage or your lower back pain.
Perhaps you’ve tried a few different yoga classes and have simply struggled to find one that feels like a good fit for you.
With so many different types of yoga and an endless list of instructors, going through the process of trial and error can take quite some time.
Talk to your private instructor about what you’re looking for, and they’ll craft a class schedule that fits your specifications.
This is also great for people who find it difficult to do certain poses due to injury or mobility problems.
A private instructor can modify your poses and select ones that work around your particular challenges.
4. Reduce Your Anxiety Without Triggering Other Stressors
Lots of people practice yoga in order to manage anxiety and stress. But we all know how stressful it can be to get to your studio group class on time or to find parking before class starts.
That’s one of the reasons why for some people, a group environment is counter-productive to combat anxiety. Furthermore, the presence of other people can induce stress and social anxiety in some.
While we always say that ego has no place in yoga, that’s easier said than done. So give yourself the best chances for success with a private class.
5. Be Able To Practice Yoga Anywhere, Even at Work
You don’t have to do your private yoga classes in a studio or at your home.
If you prefer, you can even have an instructor come to your workplace and provide sessions there.
Office yoga programs have been proven to make employees more effective.
Book your private yoga class and try doing your yoga at work.
6. Work Around Your Schedule
Busy schedules are one of the top culprits for stopping people from taking care of their mental and physical health.
Whether you’ve got to do the school run, head to a meeting or study for a test, there’s always something getting in the way.
Most group classes take place early in the morning before people go to work, or in the evening after the finish. If neither of those times works for you, it can be hard to fit your yoga in.
This also means you can be flexible in more ways than one. You don’t have to stick to the same time for every class. If your work or social life gets in the way, you can always move your classes around them.
7. Advance Your Yoga Skills With Pre-Determined Goals
As we mentioned, private yoga lessons aren’t just great for beginners. They can be hugely beneficial for advanced yogis, too!
Some people find that group classes aren’t challenging enough or don’t focus enough on the poses they want to improve on. Sometimes, they find that the classes become stagnant, and they don’t feel themselves improving anymore.
This way, you can break through a plateau and take your yoga practice to the next level.
8. Tailor The Class To Your Limitations, Injuries, or Health Concerns
We’re not all created equal. For some of us, injuries or health concerns can make a group yoga class impractical and even dangerous.
An instructor teaching a few students at one time simply can’t address your individual health concerns to ensure that the poses you do don’t further injure you or are otherwise unsafe.
When you practice privately with an instructor, the instructor will design the class around your health concerns and injuries.
9. Prepare Yourself For Group Classes
Some people prefer to do private classes on a permanent basis. However, others simply use them to prepare themselves to join a group setting later down the line.
You can work with an instructor to get all the basics nailed down, priming you for bigger and more social classes.