The popularity of yoga is ever-increasing, and more and more studios are opening throughout the world. While this is great news for instructors, it’s not ideal for yogis.
Mass-market yoga classes often skim through the basics and do not provide enough groundwork for new yogis. Those who prefer not to practice in large groups feel a little out of place, too.
If you’re one of them, you should consider taking private yoga classes instead. Private yoga classes allow you to work on the poses and stretches that make sense for you on your schedule and at your own pace. Private sessions allow you to ease into yoga in a safer manner, with proper alignment and a clear focus on your goals and needs.
Here is how one-on-one yoga sessions can help you.
Gain Initial Experience in A Safer Environment for Beginners
In yoga, it’s 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.
A private instructor will guide you every step of the way, making sure the class goes at a pace that’s right for you.
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.
Some people find that a quiet, individual class is much more comfortable for them. With no one else around, you don’t have to feel self-conscious about being watched or worried that you won’t be able to keep up with the class.
Focus On Personal Goals and Needs
When you opt for private yoga lessons because you can choose exactly how your yoga class works.
Talk to your private instructor about what you’re looking for, and they will 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.
Reduce Your Anxiety Without Triggering Other Stressors
A private yoga session is a much more calming environment. You don’t have to worry about who else is looking at you, what they think of you, or how your yoga skills measure up in comparison to theirs.
Advance Your Yoga Skills with Pre-Determined Goals
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.
Tailor The Class to Your Limitations, Injuries, or Health Concerns
When you practice privately with an instructor, the instructor will design the class around your health concerns and injuries.
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.
Private yoga sessions are available at Sansara and can be scheduled prior to your arrival or arranged during your stay. Our private classes allow for a highly-personalised experience with undivided attention. These classes are appropriate for all levels of experience and can be tailored to meet your needs and help you reach your goals.