You might have thought about trying yoga for while now, yet it feels a bit overwhelming knowing what class and style would suit you. You might have seen the many pictures of amazing looking people doing yoga and it left you wondering if you could even attempt such practice. Belief me, this is not what yoga is about. In a private class I can help you to find your nieshe in the big confusing world of yoga. Together we can work out what you enjoy and what works best for you.. In the end it’s always about the right combination between you, the yoga style and the yoga teacher.
Many group yoga classes offered with a gym membership tend to be challenging and more fitness oriented, which can make a beginner shy away from ever trying yoga at all.
Allow me to convince you that taking a few private yoga sessions will be well worth the investment and also can help you muster up the courage to participate in a group yoga class.
Another point to consider is that in a group class, it can be challenging to approach the teacher 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 the teacher 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.
As a teacher I like to know if my clients have had any recent sports injuries, are suffering from a chronic disease, or even if they haven’t exercised in years. I wouldn’t want to push a client into doing a pose that he or she is not ready to do. A good private teacher will be able to help you modify poses and offer alternatives until you feel you can do the poses on your own.
You wouldn’t believe, how many times I hear, “I’m just not flexible.” And, “I’m just terrible at yoga.” I’ve taught in many different venues and, while some yoga students look like professional gymnasts, most are beginners who have little idea what they’re doing. After all, yoga is an ongoing journey. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, seeing some students in headstands at that beginning of class, and lose the confidence that you mustered up to walk into the class in the first place.
First of all, if you’ve never done yoga before, chances are you aren’t that flexible.( mind you flexibility starts in the mind)
You can’t expect to walk on a tennis court for the first time and play like a pro either. Increased flexibility comes with practice. Secondly, there is no such thing as being terrible at yoga.
Another reason why I love yoga so much is that there is no competition in yoga, or rather there shouldn’t be. Yoga happens between -you and yourself-.
A private instructor will be encouraging and help you understand the mechanics of the poses. Even in a few lessons you will see yourself getting more flexible, stronger and you’ll have greater confidence.
In my opinion, the biggest advantage of a private yoga session is that your teacher 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 stressed, you can work on specific breathing and relaxation techniques.
You’re paying to get out of the class exactly what you need for that particular day. Access your inner strength and balance through yoga poses, through the breath, experience stress-relief and connection to your higher self, which will in turn help you to balance the other aspects of your life.
Tools You Will Have for a Lifetime
The right private yoga teacher will give you tools you can always use outside of a class or as we say in the yoga world, “off the mat.” And this is my main focus when teaching yoga. Everyone could use tips on how to stand taller, sit upright, and stretch properly before exercise. Moreover, certain breathing techniques will get you through the tough times in life. But the best thing a private yoga instruction will give you is the opportunity to help you see yourself at a different level, to go deeper to the place where your spirit shines, and to help you shine that light outward for others to see.