We've all been beginners at some point. Whether it's riding your bike, going to Kindergarten or college, starting a new job or relationship, we get a LOT of opportunities to begin new things in our lives. It's always nicer when you've got some support and a soft landing ;) If you've never tried yoga, or you've been away from it for a while, private yoga sessions are a fantastic way to ease into your practice.
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We come to yoga for a variety of reasons. We have goals of increasing flexibility, strength, or reducing stress. Sometimes we're working through difficult emotional experiences, healing from injury, or simply want to deepen our sense of and connection to ourselves.
Often, students new to yoga can feel intimidated walking into a group studio class. These can be more fitness-oriented or more challenging than they might be ready for. Private yoga sessions can help you get exactly what you need a few key ways.
Private instruction is made-to-order
A private instructor will take the time to get to know you, your health needs, and your personal goals. They'll show you how to get into and out of every pose properly. They can help you make adjustments, use props, or try variations that are a better fit for your body. Attentive, private instruction helps you ease into a yoga practice and, at the same time, subtly increase the level of difficulty as your knowledge and ability increases.
Need to strengthen your pelvic floor? Struggling with anxiety? Want to start a meditation practice? Looking for tools you can take off the mat? Private yoga sessions meet you where you're at and allow you to create the experience you need. You can change the practice based on life factors, how you're feeling that day, or a larger goal you have in mind.
Private sessions boost your confidence
Though you might not be ready to believe it, there really is no such thing as being terrible at yoga. If you can breathe, you can do yoga, so we all got this, right? The discipline of yoga is a journey that is between you and yourself. There is no competition in yoga, or rather there shouldn’t be. If you’ve never done yoga before, chances are you aren’t that flexible. Increased flexibility comes with practice. Increased confidence comes with time. You may find that after a few weeks of private sessions you feel ready to join a group class or begin to curate your own home practice.
Private instruction equips you with tools for a lifetime
Everyone could use tips on how to stand taller, sit upright, and stretch properly before exercise. We could all learn better ways to manage stress and certain breathing techniques can definitely get you through the tough times in life. Private yoga sessions give you lifelong tools you can use outside of a class or as we say in the yoga world, “off the mat.” But the best thing a private yoga session will give you is the opportunity to help you see yourself at a different level. You can think of yoga teacher as a guide to yourself. Their role is help you get to know and understand your body and yourself, in a way that works for you, such that you can continue move forward in the direction you want to go with ease and confidence, on your own.
Have you tried private yoga sessions yet? Let us know what you thought of your experience. Think you might want to try them? You can book a free initial session with me today!
I'm Tonia, a Midwesterner transplanted to Colorado. I'm a mom of two lovely littles, a yoga instructor, DIY-er, teacher, stay at home mom, and a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. I blog about a little bit of all of these and everything in between!
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