Private Yoga Lessons
Barbara offers private yoga lessons from her home studio in Grey Lynn.
Traditionally, yoga was taught was one-to-one, teacher and student. This was a powerful way to learn yoga whereby the student is empowered with practices that address their personal needs and help them to achieve their practice goals, whatever they may be.
More often than not, studio classes are the norm in today’s world, and in many ways can be 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 give much thought to what you should be doing.
However, there is greater opportunity for progression and transformation 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 cannot be explored in a group situation. These practices are only accessible through deepening your inner awareness, following along with the rest of the group here is only a distraction to this awareness.
Private yoga lessons are also very useful for beginners who may feel a bit overwhelmed attending a regular class. They are also beneficial where a group class may not be appropriate, for example, where there is injury or illness.
Benefits of private yoga include:
- Being actively involved in your own well-being
- Be guided and supported by a practice that supports the needs of your body and mind.
- Practice at your own pace and come to appreciate your own body and breath.
- Address specific health issues or injuries.
- Learn in a setting where you feel comfortable and relaxed.
- Explore the deeper aspects of yoga – pranayama, mudras & bandhas, mindfulness, meditation & more
- Professional development: deepen your knowledge and improve your skills in yoga teaching.
How do private yoga lessons work?
Barbara will meet you face to face for initial sessions however, follow up sessions can also be conducted via Skype.
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.
During these lessons, Barbara will discuss your specific needs and desired goals and assess your current level of experience and abilities. She will then design a practice tailored to meet these requirements. Barbara will lead you through the practice, so that you gain an understanding of how to move and breathe, and provide you with a comprehensive visual & written plan for following at home.
Practice plans vary between students and are entirely dependant on each person’s needs and goals, however, will generally include movement & breathwork. Other recommendations, e.g. meditation, pranayama, diet, lifestyle etc, may also be included.
Barbara is also happy to arrange semi-private sessions for you and a friend.
Private Yoga Instruction Costs:
Private lessons are one hour in duration, with the exception of the first lesson which can take up to 90 minutes.
- Private yoga instruction – $90 per hour (initial session – $120 – 90mins)
- Prepay 3 lessons – $250
- Prepay 5 lessons – $405
- 2 people – $120