Are you thinking about indulging in a private lesson? We say: just do it! Why yoga personal training is worthwhile.
It sounds luxurious, doesn't it? A one-to-one yoga class with a teacher: just for you. Most yogis practice in a group in the yoga studio or have established home practice. Both types of exercise have their advantages: the energy of the group and the corrections of the teacher in the studio, the flexibility, and individual practice at home. With yoga personal training you can combine almost all of these advantages - apart from the kula feeling of course ...
In a one-to-one lesson, your: e-teacher: in can concentrate even more on you. You get consistent adjustments, individually tailored to your needs. After all, everybody is unique and cannot necessarily perform every asana in exactly the same way. In addition, the solo lesson is based entirely on your personal wishes and any complaints.
We'll tell you what to expect from a private yoga class, what to look out for - and why individual classes are so great!
Benefits of one-to-one yoga classes
- If the teacher (s): completely concentrates on you, you practice more intensely and with greater concentration than in a group or alone at home in front of the screen.
- Here you have the opportunity to advance your practice a good deal and to correct postural errors. You benefit from this not only during the lesson but also afterward. Once you have been corrected hands-on by your teacher: in, both your body and your mind can remember this much better and you will also be able to practice better on your own later.
- Your body and your health will thank you if you practice even more common asanas such as the downward-facing dog or one of the warrior postures with slight adjustments that are easier on the joints. You will also benefit from this long after yoga personal training.
- Most yoga teachers have completed one or even several training courses and have a very large knowledge of yoga, meditation, and yoga philosophy. While this is often only used in a very general way in group settings, in individual lessons you have the opportunity to ask questions - about your individual physical topics in yoga, about certain asanas, about Hindu deities. Whatever interests you, now you have the chance to soak up all the knowledge of your teacher: in.
Who is a one-to-one yoga class suitable for?
In principle, every yogi: ni can benefit from personal training. It is particularly worthwhile for:
- Yoga newbies who shy away from practicing in a group
- Yogi: inis who want to get back on track after a long break from practicing
- all yogis who need a boost in motivation
- experienced yogis who want to advance their practice
But yoga teachers also benefit from teaching only one student in personal training. In this way, you can practice giving adjustments and other assistance and concentrate fully on one person practicing.
What do I have to look out for in yoga personal training?
1. The teacher:
The most important thing in a one-to-one lesson is your connection with your: yoga teacher: Do you feel comfortable with him/her? Do you trust him/her completely? In the one-on-one practice, you shouldn't have any fear of contact, as it lives mainly from the corrections - and for that, you definitely need physical contact.
2. The setting
Where do you want to take your individual lesson? As a rule, everyone here also has r yoga teacher: in his / her preference. Some teachers offer personal training in a yoga studio, some at their home - or they come to you in your four walls. Think about where you feel most comfortable.
Your first thought might be “At home, of course!”, But many people find it harder to switch off in their own apartment because they are reminded of the mountain of laundry or washing up there. And especially in times of a lot of home office, a change of location can definitely advance the practice and enable you to get even more involved.
3. The style of yoga
How do you want to practice The question of whether it should be Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga or classic Hatha Yoga for you (today) is even more important for a single lesson because the practice is simply more intensive. Especially with yoga styles that value precise alignments - such as Iyengar, Ashtanga, or Anusara Yoga - personal training can greatly advance your practice. Even if you usually tend to practice Vinyasa Yoga, maybe you try a different style in a single lesson?
If you have a specific physical problem, such as acute or chronic pain, a yoga therapy session may be right for you. Here the therapist can: adjust to your individual needs and plan the lesson based on them.
4. The length of the hour
As a rule, an individual lesson lasts as long as a group lesson - between 60 and 90 minutes. Of course, this varies from teacher: into teacher: in, but it also depends on the yoga style and the needs and wishes of the student: in.
5. The price
The costs for yoga personal training - you guessed it - are very different. For many teachers, however, the prices are between 60 and 120 euros for a single lesson.
Procedure: This is what a one-to-one yoga class looks like
In general, of course, everyone has a different: r teacher: in their yogic personal training, and the structure of such an hour can vary depending on the yoga style. Nevertheless, we would like to give you a brief overview of what it could look like:
1. Preliminary talk/anamnesis: In most group yoga classes, the teacher asks: at the beginning of the class whether someone has physical limitations or pain. In a single lesson there is of course significantly more time for this preliminary check. You can precisely: discuss with the teacher what you want from the lesson and whether there is anything special to consider. This part is of course particularly important in the above-mentioned yoga therapy, but you should also clarify your expectations and restrictions in advance.
2nd sequence: Now it's time to practice. The teacher: now guides you through the lesson - with the advantage that the asanas are precisely tailored to you and your needs.
3. Debriefing: After Shavasana, you usually have the opportunity to discuss with your yoga teacher how you felt about the lesson, what you liked and what you didn't like. And you will also get feedback on what you can possibly still work on and what you should practice more. Perhaps you will look together to see whether one or more additional personal trainings make sense.
As you can see, you can benefit from a one-to-one yoga class in almost every situation in life. If you now feel like treating yourself to a yoga class just for yourself, then ask your favorite teacher whether he or she offers one.