Yoga at Home

About Private Tuition
and Practicing Yoga at Home

Contrary to popular belief, the most effective way is practicing yoga at home. The common alternative is attending classes. Classes are not nearly an ideal setting, but can be useful to build experience and learn techniques.

Private tuition is certainly a very effective way to learn yoga well and fast. What you need is a good tutor, an appropriate programme to work to and a commitment to sticking with it. A once a week private yoga instruction for instance, backed up by additional self practice, can provide a good path to developing a personalised, individual practice.

Having access to a ‘private yoga teacher’ has its advantages – closer, more intensive personal attention, guidance and adjustment in every single posture – this cannot be matched in a yoga class setting.

There is also the possibility of setting up private yoga practice groups – a small group of friends can come together and arrange to book a yoga teacher to provide tuition according to the needs/requirements of the group. There is a cost advantage in this arrangement, as the group can share the teacher’s fee.

New Tuition Format – Mentored Training Programmes (MTPs):
If you want the most efficient way to train, then you should start with a one to one Interview and Assessment with a suitably experienced Mentor. With her/his help you can examine your needs, abilities and aspirations. You will then be assisted in creating an Outline Training Plan, detailing what training you will do, when and how. After an agreed period of time this programme will be reviewed, and it will evolve into a Mentored Training Programme.

Your Mentor will guide and support you throughout your Programme, supply Training Charts and other training aids and information. Your Plan will be monitored and adjusted as you progress and your needs and circumstances change. The Plan will usually contain some scheduled workshops and training groups, but mainly focuses on helping you to train on your own at home. This approach to training is the most effective way to make fast progress.

An MTP also has other advantages – you get online support, updated training charts and MP3 voice files with instructions, etc. You will also be eligible for discounted class and workshop fees. All in all, a Mentored Training Programme encompassing some classes and workshops, a well guided regular home practice with online support, is by far the most effective way to build a yoga practice.

If you’re considering to learn yoga at home, through private tuition, MTP or in a smaller group of friends, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.