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Private Yoga Sessions
There are many reasons why you might choose private yoga lessons. In fact, this was the traditional way to learn yoga; one-to-one, teacher and student.
In todays world group studio classes are the norm and, in many ways, these are very useful. The energy of the group can be motivational and supportive, and you can ‘hand over’ to the teacher and be guided through a practice without having to think about what to do.
However, there is much greater opportunity for progression when you are able to sustain the motivation to practice on your own. Rather than be told what to do and when to do it, practicing on your own, for your self, offers a unique opportunity to truly support the needs of your mind and body.
Furthermore, the deeper aspects of yoga such as mudras, bandhas, pranayama etc are very difficult to learn in a group situation. These practices are only accessible through deepening your inner awareness, which is a personal journey.
Private yoga lessons will help you develop a practice that will guide you to achieving your practice and health goals.
Benefits of private yoga include:
- Being actively involved in your own well-being
- Developing a personalised practice that supports the needs of your body and mind.
- Being able to practice at your own pace where you can appreciate your own body and breath.
- Addressing specific health issues or injuries.
- Learning in a setting where you feel comfortable and relaxed.
- Exploring the deeper aspects of yoga – pranayama, mudras & bandhas, mindfulness, meditation etc.
- Professional development: deepening your knowledge and improve your skills in yoga teaching.
How do private yoga lessons work?
Barbara can meet you at her home studio in Grey Lynn, or online via Zoom. However, it is beneficial to have some face-to-face lessons wherever possible.
For the best results it is recommended to have 3 sessions (once a week for 3 weeks) to ensure that your practice is leading you towards your desired outcome and that you are understanding the methodology involved. After this, sessions can take place as and when necessary.
Lesson 1: Barbara will discuss your specific objectives and assess your current level of experience. She will give you a few things to start with at home and, following the session, will design a comprehensive visual & written plan for following at home. This will be emailed prior to your second lesson.
Lesson 2: Barbara will lead you through the practice, giving you a good understanding of how to move and breathe through the practice. If you choose, the session can be videoed to make home practice easier.
Subsequent Lessons: We will continue to refine the practice, adding in or removing exercises as required to ensure that the practice remains relevant to your changing needs.
Practice plans vary between students and are entirely dependent on each person’s needs and goals, however, will generally include movement & breath work. Other recommendations, e.g. meditation, pranayama, diet, lifestyle etc, may also be included.
Costs & Availablity:
Private lessons are one hour in duration, with the exception of the first lesson which is 90 minutes,
- Private yoga instruction – $90 per hour (initial session – $120 – 90mins)
- Prepay Lesson 1 & 2 – $205
- Prepay 3 one hour lessons – $260
- Prepay 6 one hour lessons – $510
All sessions are pre-booked and prepaid; payment is required at least 24 hours before the session. A cancellation fee of 50% applies where less than 24 hours notice of cancellation is given.
Currently, Barbara is available:
Mondays (except the first Monday of each month) 11.00am – 5.00pm
Fridays – 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturdays – by request