Historically, yoga was taught on an individual basis, teacher to student. This enabled the teacher to customize a yoga program to meet the specific needs of each student. However, today, group classes prevail for many reasons, including economics, student demand, and because it’s easier for students to dip in and try yoga in a group. There’s less commitment, and students can try different styles and teachers until they find their best fit.
However, a private session is an excellent way to move your yoga practice forward. You may schedule a private session if:
Whatever your goal with a private session, make sure to communicate it clearly to your teacher. Your teacher will want to know:
To find the right teacher, ask around for recommendations. Then, make sure any instructors you contact take the time to talk to you before trying to schedule an appointment. You want to make sure you find someone you feel comfortable talking to.
Then, agree on a practice space. Whether it’s in your home or in a public location, get rid of any distractions…cell phone, computer, etc., ensure against interruptions (kids, pets) and set an intention to give your practice your full attention!
If you are interested in a private session and in the Tri-Valley are, contact me here.