One to One Meetings for Yoga as Self-Exploration, Self-Support or Self-Recovery

The aim of individual tuition is to reflect the fundamentals of Krishnamacharya’s teaching, namely, transmission occurs through the direct experience of the teacher with the students personal Yoga practice and study through one to one meetings.

Who are One to One Yoga Lessons for?

Learning Yoga within a one-to-one personal dialogue can be for anybody in any situation or life phase, though those with specific interests or needs 
will find the advantages of working individually certainly more beneficial than groups. Furthermore, certain situations may be better suited to individual lessons requiring personalised practices and lifestyle advice customised and developed for home use within the privacy of a one-to-one meeting.

Whether personally interested in learning Yoga as a: 

  • Self-Learning Art, as in the ability to empower oneself through personal physical and mental effort. For instance, to develop the body and the breath through exploration and refinement of a wide range of postures or breathing or chanting techniques, or to cultivate and maintain a state of enhanced attention.
  • Means of Self-Inquiry, as in a meditative path both into and beyond what we view as the everyday self, its actions and its motives. This offers a space that can allow our actions, or more especially reactions, to be less influenced by the more usual patternings within the mind.
  • Form of Therapeutic Self-Care, as in restorative recovery, or as preventative support, to augment and sustain our efforts at changing or even anticipating the impact of problems and illness on our lives.

Meeting face to face individually can be beneficial with time to discuss your priorities in developing a practice appropriate to your lifestyle and short term and longer term requests. This is still seen as the most realistic way to explore Yoga practice in terms of realising our potentials according to the individual and given the many variables between our personal stories and current situation.

What are the unique advantages of learning Yoga within a one-to-one dialogue?

  • Individual meetings offer an individualised and developmentally progressive pathway
  • Personal support specialisation for a practice intensity and in-depth presentation
  • Exclusive one to one learning environment supporting attention to the student
  • Traditional transmission between teacher and student to optimise absorption
  • Relevance to the individual’s situation through dialogue facilitating interaction
  • Studying practice and theory with a personal rather than teacher training priority

Furthermore according to T Krishnamacharya Yoga for adults needs to be taught within a one to one collaborative relationship between teacher and student, as one might work with an Osteopath, or Medical Herbalist, or Homeopath, or Physiotherapist, or Psychotherapist, or Acupuncturist, or even Personal Coach.

Personal Yoga Lessons can be offered whether for Exploration, Support or Recovery

Thus whatever your situation one to one lessons mean Yoga can be customised to meet your needs as a:

  • Developmental Practice for Personal Pursuits of body, breath, mind, or beyond.
  • Constitutional Practice for Lifestyle Support in attaining and sustaining health, energy and vitality.
  • Therapeutic Healthcare Practice within Recovery from illness, accident, or unhelpful lifestyle consequences

It also provides an opportunity to adapt, refine and develop your Yoga 
practice and lifestyle support strategies, firstly by respecting your limitations and then exploring your potentials. Here time can be given to exploring your needs and developing personal practice and lifestyle support skills appropriate to your current situation, interests and ongoing and changing commitments.

Personalised Yoga Lessons are uniquely Customisable and Developmental according to your Needs

In modern life, Yoga practice can be applied both developmentally
 or therapeutically to enhance health, well being 
, or life potential from many different directions, such as to support our efforts to:

  • Access specialised integration of specific Yoga or Chanting Practices
  • Improve and Enhance personal fitness and energy levels
  • Explore and Access physical potentials and specific physical goals
  • Influence and Elevate attention and focus in mental or emotional states
  • Address lifestyle skill issues, unhelpful living rhythms and dietary patterns
  • 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

Utilising Yoga concepts it is possible, within a careful individual Yoga teaching, to introduce practices and lifestyle skill strategies that both respect our issues, problems or health, as well as supporting our intention to reduce their negative effects in the future, alongside cultivating positive alternatives.

Here the approach must be different for each person as our potential to practice Yoga will be affected by the problem, or the problem by our attitude towards working with it. However, practicing Yoga for healthcare recovery, as a lifestyle support skill or for personal development also presumes that we are willing to accept responsibility for making and sustaining changes within our own situation.

Also according to Āyurveda those diseases that are chronic and cannot be cured by medicine alone can also be helped by using Yoga. So Yoga can be used as a support alongside or complement to other forms of healthcare.

A Personal Yoga Practice is designed for regular use at home

It can vary from a two or three times daily short 10-15 minute practice for Yoga as therapeutic healthcare, 
to an hour or more 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 minutes for beginners working with general postures. This can expand as we develop our work with postures or embrace progressive facets of practice.

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 regarding such as seated breathing, meditation or other practices.

Online Personal Practice – 121 Live Lesson Review Sessions

Increasingly I have found this medium helpful as a means to offer follow up practice support reviews for 121 students as an adjunct between live meetings, especially where there where long distances involved in terms of direct access. This point of contact offered opportunities to discuss questions, or to clarify interpretations, or observe how the students practice mirrored the teachers intention.

Online Personal Practice – 121 eLesson Sessions

However regarding requests to explore your ‘on the mat/cushion’ personal practice options within areas such as Āsana, Mudrā, and especially Prāṇāyāma, Dhyānam and Chanting solely through a virtual medium are still in reflection mode for me. Plus any choices are also dependent on circumstances, needs and possibilities around the student and the virtual medium. However I am open to discussing options with interested students, but would need to look at each situation and the options available.

Fees for Personal Lessons and Review Meetings

The first longer practice consultation is £70 and will be over an hour, thereafter lessons will be £56 for a lesson of up to one hour and £28 for a practice review meeting of up to 30′.

Online Fees for 121 eLesson Sessions

The Fee for Individual Sessions will be £56 per hour or pro-rata if more or less than an hour, thus £47 for 50′; £56 for 60′; £70 for 75′ and £84 for 90′ sessions.

In situations involving overseas transfers and/or currency exchanges any extra charges would need to be added to allow for the extra costs involved.

Cancellation Policy

All fees will be due in full where the notice is less than 24 hours.

Online Free eMeeting for your Questions

A free preliminary half hour is offered online in the spirit of engaging in meeting and attending to your questions and offering, as an experienced guide, what I can from my long studies with my teacher. These one-off meetings are offered completely free of any future obligation and are merely a means to yatter around Yoga and a chance for me to understand your interest better in order to respond more clearly.

If you are interested then please do contact me and from there we can set up a meeting to chat around options or discuss your needs and requirements regarding 121 online eLearning. Follow this link for further information on Free Personal Online Meetings or to arrange an online meeting please use the contact page or email me.