Personalised Yoga Lessons for Recovery, Support or Development
In modern life Yoga practice can be applied both developmentally or therapeutically to enhance health and well being from many different directions, such as to support our efforts to:
- Positively influence our well-being
- Improve personal fitness levels
- Enhance personal energy levels
- Help mental or emotional stability
- Cope with excessive stress
- Prepare for birth and post-partum.
- Reduce dependency on social and medical drugs or overeating
- Learn to care for health issues such as back pain, arthritis, asthma, circulatory or digestive disorders etc.
However certain situations may be best suited to individual Yoga Lessons and require practices developed within the privacy of Personal Yoga Tuition.
Who are Yoga Lessons For?
Private Yoga lessons are available for people with specific interests or needs where the advantages of working with Yoga individually would be more beneficial. Traditionally Yoga was often taught on an 121 basis and this is still seen as an important way to explore Yoga practice according to the person and their situation.
“Whether or not I like it, I should know where I am.
Otherwise we try to draw the line from where we are not to where we want to be.”
- TKV Desikachar
Whether your interest is Yoga exercise for fitness, learning Yoga postures or Yoga breathing techniques for mental and physical health, needing a practice for meditation, or for Yoga as therapy for body or mind, or a practice tailored to your energy and aims; one to one lessons offer time to discuss your hopes and issues around the questions of Yoga practice and what you wish to change.
Individual Yoga lessons also provide an opportunity to adapt and over time develop the Yoga practice, firstly to respect the Yoga students limitations and then to stretch their abilities. Here time can be given to exploring the students needs and develop a practice appropriate to their lifestyle, interest and commitment.
“The target of Yoga is ‘svatantra’ which means to discover our own technique.
‘Sva’ means itself and ‘tantra’ means technique.
The techniques are in oneself and we must discover them;
if not we will depend on others.
I am sick and I go to the doctor;
but finally I must become my own therapist.
This is ‘svatantra’.”
A personal Yoga practice is designed for regular use at home
It can vary from a short 10-15 minute practice for Yoga as a therapy, usually twice daily, to more than an hours single practice for students, depending on its role and how much time the Yoga student is prepared to make available. Typically, it is around 25 to 50 minutes.
The Yoga Teacher guides the student through the Yoga practice, carefully ensuring that it meets their needs and that they are comfortable with the structure and forms used. The frequency and overall span of personal Yoga lessons can vary according to the needs, concerns and requests of the Yoga student.
Fees for Lessons and Reviews
The first longer Yoga practice consultation is £60 and be up to an hour and a quarter,
thereafter lessons will be £48 for a Yoga lesson of up to one hour.
and £25 for Yoga practice review meetings of up to 30′.
Free Initial Meeting
A free preliminary half hour meeting is available with Paul Harvey at his home studio near Stroud, to to discuss your needs regarding Yoga or discuss group Yoga classes, or Individual lessons for personal practice or therapy, or you can be referred you to a Yoga teacher nearer to you for classes or lessons. Please email Paul to arrange an initial meeting or to ask for recommendations.