Private Yoga.

Why Take Private Yoga Classes?

Private yoga classes offer a lot of benefits. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced yoga practitioner, a personalised yoga session starts exactly where you are. The other benefits of a private class?

  1. The teacher is able to give you individual attention. As everybody has a different body, the advantage of a private yoga session is that the teacher can specifically focus on your current health levels, thereby being able to customise the class based on your body, needs, and preferences.

  2. Personalised instruction and progression. The yoga teacher can give you focused feedback on alignment, posture, and movement patterns; which helps you to progress more quickly in your yoga practice whilst avoiding potential injuries.

  3. Expect enhanced focus and concentration. Even though group yoga has its own benefits for a great practice experience, the advantage of practicing solo is not having to worry about neighbours’ arms, legs, or other distractions like sounds. With the undivided attention of your teacher, you can fully focus on your breath, body, and the whole experience.

  4. It offers targeted goal setting. If you have specific goals, private yoga classes can help you focus on the specific things that you want to master. Whether that’s improving flexibility in particular areas, breathing practice, or strengthening certain body parts. Make sure goal-setting is part of your intake, giving the teacher specific ideas for your private yoga sessions.

  5. A practice that suits any injuries or special conditions. If you are dealing with certain conditions or recovering from an injury, your yoga teacher can adjust the private yoga sessions to satisfy your yoga practice. If needed, we can collaborate with your healthcare providers to ensure the private yoga sessions fully accommodate your needs.
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Yoga Styles

There are numerous yoga styles, and maybe even more words for the various ways of practice. When you explore starting yoga, it can be quite overwhelming. Which yoga style is for beginners, what do the words mean, and how to find a yoga style that suits you? Are you looking for something slow and meditative, or a style that challenges your strength? 

Yin Yoga

One of the most important differences between yoga styles is whether it is more yin-oriented or yang. Yin means that it’s more oriented towards a slow or even static practice. Yin yoga is a practice on its own; built from 26 official poses of the body, mostly seated or laying down on your mat. 

Yin yoga challenges the body and mind whilst you hold the poses for one to sometimes 10 minutes. It’s a meditative-focused practice, concentrating on stretching, compressing, and relaxation of specific target areas of the body. Even though you are hardly moving, except when you are transitioning, the practice can be intense, as you look for the sweet spot between being fully comfortable and painful. You are looking for the edge of discomfort, of course without hurting yourself. 

The Yin practice is great if you struggle with slowing down if your body holds a lot of tension, and when you already practice a lot of contraction-based exercises like running, weight lifting, kickboxing, or CrossFit. Restorative yoga, Insight yoga, Therapeutic yoga, Somatic yoga, and Taoist yoga, are styles practicing yoga in a Yin way.

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Yang Yoga

Yang yoga, on the other hand, focuses on movement. Generally, teachers cue movement linked to a certain breathing rhythm, which is a meditative practice on its own. Hatha and Vinyasa yoga are variations of a Yang-oriented practice, with Vinyasa generally being a little more active. Various poses are sequenced (combined) to create flow. If you have a well-skilled teacher, one asana (pose) will logically follow the other, preparing the body slowly for more difficult and intense poses. 

In Vinyasa yoga, Vinyasas are used to link the sequence and keep the body active and warm. A Vinyasa is a set sequence of movements: moving from a Downward Facing Dog pose to a high plank; lowering down either in a low plank or on your belly; lifting the chest for a Cobra or Upward Facing Dog pose; and then lifting back up in your Downward Facing Dog.

Yang yoga aims to strengthen the body, and teach deliberate rhythmical breath, combined with a focus in the eyes (called a drishti). We practice contracting the right muscles at the right time, whilst also giving many muscles a good stretch. Dynamic, energising yoga styles, such as Power yoga, Rocket yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Jivamukti yoga, and Bikram yoga are Yang styles of yoga.