Haven Yoga and Meditation share the benefits of private yoga classes and why a more tailored experience may suit you.
Yoga is a beneficial practice that improves physical, mental, and spiritual health. However, you may be slightly daunted or nervous to start your yoga journey. Private yoga classes are a great entry point into the yoga world and have many benefits in comparison to a group class.
One-on-one instruction, especially if anxiety or stress around others is constant worries. This style of instruction provides a tailored experience, so let’s explore the benefits of private yoga classes.
Why take private lessons?
Private yoga lessons are comfortable, and flexible, and provide an environment for you to learn without the pressure of a group. You still get the yoga experience you would with a group session but with more hands-on instructions. Private lessons can also ease nervousness if you’re not confident in front of others yet.
Private yoga classes also are optimal for beginners or those new to yoga. It can be uncomfortable or embarrassing to do these poses in front of others so it’s a great way to build confidence and learn the basics in private. Beginning with private classes also helps to learn proper form and fix any mistakes before they become set in, which may be missed when attending a group class.
The benefits of private yoga classes
Private yoga classes are explicitly tailored to you and you alone. Everyone has a different level of abilities and different needs, so when practising in a class of many, the class can be much more generalised. This more personal experience means that the instructor is focused on helping you for the entire session, so while slightly more expensive, you get a more compact and valuable session. A group class will have the instructor split between multiple people rather than the one-on-one experience of private yoga classes.
Flexible and comfortable
It may be hard to feel comfortable when starting out with yoga and the environment that you practice plays a big part in that. The benefit of private yoga classes is that they can be held in the studio like group sessions, or they can be held in the comfort of your home.
Additionally, this means that they are designed for flexibility. Private sessions can be fit into your timetable to make picking up yoga easier than ever. No more adjusting to fit a schedule.
Modified to your needs and abilities
If you are struggling with a certain position or pose, your private yoga instructor will help you make adjustments or provide an alternative. Each class can be designed around unique goals you have. Unique health conditions or injuries can be catered to much more easily than with a group session and no matter your goal, whether it be relaxation, rehabilitation, or exercise, private yoga classes are the best way to achieve them.