1-on-1 Yoga Sessions: What to Expect

I’m guessing that if you’re here, you’re interested in booking a private yoga session with me and would like to know more. You’ve come to the right place!

First off, a yoga practice has many proven benefits.
An internet search or a look at my article on the benefits of yoga will make that quite clear!

But why try 1-on-1 sessions?

These carefully crafted, individualized sessions are really all about the client and what they want and need.

This is why 1-on-1 yoga sessions are superior to a class setting for clients who crave individual attention. There is no way a client can get much specialized attention in a group setting (nor would it be fair to the instructor and the other yogis to expect it)!

Some clients also appreciate the privacy of 1-on-1 sessions, as well as the ability to customize the environment to their liking (temperature, lighting, music, etc.).

So, with all of that said, this is what you can expect in a 1-on-1, private yoga session with me:

The client and I meet at an agreed time, either in person or virtually via Zoom. Sessions are 1 hour long, crafted entirely for my client, and are as gentle or as vigorous as the client wants/needs.

Generally, there are long-term goals for the client when beginning private sessions. To actually attain these goals, we meet ideally 2-3 times a week.
1 meeting a week can also work, provided the client continues their practice on their days off. Even just 15 minutes a day can make a difference!

As far as tools and props go, the client will need to supply their own nonslip fitness mat. Mats range from very cheap ($5-$10) to very expensive. Materials and thicknesses vary widely.

The best mat is whatever suits the client and their budget.

If the client has limited mobility or struggles to get up and down from the floor, then a sturdy, armless chair will go a long way.

I provide yoga blocks and straps, if needed.

The first session will require a little bit of paperwork. There will be an extra 15 minutes tacked on to the first hour-long session to accommodate filling out the paperwork as well as going over the paperwork together.
The client must sign a basic Liability/Terms & Conditions waiver as well as a Client Intake form.

The Intake form lets me know vital information including:
The client’s yoga history (if any), what they want to get out of the yoga sessions, and their medical history. This information helps me tailor session plans for each individual client, with any limitations and goals in mind.

We begin each session by going over any aches/pains that have been felt in the body recently. That allows me to adjust the planned session to give the client what they need that day.

Then, we take a few minutes to get centered and grounded to prepare for the practice. Here I may utilize breathing exercises, chanting, or visualization meditation practices.

A private yoga session can be chill or energetic or somewhere in between. The sessions’ energies can even vary from meeting to meeting. Again, it’s all about what the client wants and needs!

All sessions end with a 10-minute meditation and rest. This resting portion is crucial in a yoga practice, as it balances the nervous systems, and integrates the physical work in the body with the mind and the spirit.

So if the idea of private, specialized yoga sessions appeals to you, contact me directly to set up our first meeting.

I can’t wait to meet with you and to help you feel better in mind, body, and spirit. 🙏

With love & gratitude,


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