If you’re familiar with yoga, you’re most likely aware that there are a myriad of benefits including, but not limited to, increased mobility, decreased stress, and reduced pain. Many styles of yoga may also bring increased muscle tone or endurance. While every style of yoga has benefits, not every style may benefit you. We share some of the major benefits of taking private yoga classes below.
- When you take a private yoga class, you can expect to have your specific needs addressed each session. For instance, if you come in and are really having a rough day so your stress level is high, you may prefer that your session is more focused on breathing and meditation. Or perhaps you are coming in with a lot of muscle tension or soreness so you opt for a gentle or restorative yoga practice. Or, you may be in the mood to work on more challenging physical poses. Regardless of how you are feeling, at the beginning of your session, you will be able to express what is going on with you so that you and Larisa can agree upon how to best utilize your time in the session. One of the major benefits of having a yoga teacher who is also a coach is that you may also be able to use your time talking through how you are feeling moment and how to best meet your needs. This individualized attention is not something you would generally get in a group class.
- Additionally, when you are working on movement in a private session, you are able to focus more on form. Private sessions allow you to focus on the really specific and intricate details of your physical posture to help make it more effective for you. Overall, private sessions are tailored to you physically, mentally and emotionally.
- Another benefit is that there is more privacy during a private class. While this may seem obvious, many people do not realize how authentic they can be in a private class. Typically, after one to two classes, they feel comfortable enough to be completely open and know that they are not going to be judged with whatever they bring forth.
- Private classes also allow you to be more flexible with your sessions. For example, if you usually have your private class on Tuesdays but you have a doctor’s appointment that would overlap, you can change your session to accommodate your doctor’s appointment. With semi-private and group classes, you don’t have this flexibility.
While there are many benefits to private yoga classes, there are also many benefits of semi-private and group classes. If you’d like to learn more about those benefits or determine which is best for you, we encourage you to contact us.