Live & Online 121 Learning for Yoga Practice & Study

Individual Meetings around Yoga Practice as a support for Self Recovery, as a tool for Self Empowerment, as a mirror for Self Inquiry.

Who is Learning Yoga Individually for?

Learning Yoga within a one-to-one meeting can be for anybody in any situation or life phase. Though, those with specific interests or needs 
will find the advantages of working individually more beneficial than groups.

Whether personally interested in learning Yoga as: 

  • An Art of Self-Empowerment, as in the ability to learn for oneself through personal effort. For instance, to develop enhanced physiological, energetic and psychological skills through exploration and refinement of a wide range of postures or breathing or chanting practices.
  • A 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. Cultivation this as a reality can allow our actions, or more especially reactions, to be less influenced by historical patternings overtaking our unique sense of presence.
  • A Form of Therapeutic Self-Care, as in restorative recovery, or as preventative support, to augment and help sustain our efforts at changing or even anticipating the unhelpful impact of life and health issues on our sense of purposeful well-being.

Whatever your request, meeting individually offers 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 potential, given the many variables between our personal stories, current situations and future intentions.

Furthermore, certain situations may, in reality, be better suited to individual meetings requiring personalised developmental practices, specifically and progressively designed for home use within the affinity of one-to-one meetings.

What are the unique advantages of learning Yoga within a 121 meeting?

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

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 a Personal or Lifestyle Coach.

Personal Meetings are offered whether for Empowerment, Personal Support or Health Recovery

Thus, whatever your situation one-to-one lessons mean Yoga can be customised to meet your needs whether:

  • A Developmental Practice for Personal Empowerment of body, breath, mind and emotions within our quest towards the beyond.
  • A Constitutional Practice for Lifestyle Support in attaining, protecting or sustaining personal health, vitality or stability within our physical, mental and emotional experience of being.
  • A Therapeutic Healthcare Practice for helping to promote Recovery within the short-term or long-term impact of illness, adversity, or the consequences arising from unhelpful lifestyle choices.

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

Personalised Yoga Learning is 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 within 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 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.

However, 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, practising 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 conventional or alternative 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.

121 Online Review Sessions for Personal Practice

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

121 Online Meetings for Personal Practice

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 a further option. However, any choices also depend on the needs, circumstances and possibilities around the student and the chosen virtual medium.

So, given these considerations, I am open to discussing options with interested students but would need to look at each situation and the options available.

However, I feel extending into personal practice from a developmental theory viewpoint may also need to be supported by being linked to or preceded by the study of practice theory or textual sources such as through the:

– Art of Application of Āsana eStudy Module One – 7.5 Online Hours
– Art of Sūtra Psychology eStudy Module One – 7.5 Online Hours

In situations where the primary request is from a therapeutic need and not at a point where practice theory or textual study is initially appropriate, we would need to discuss what options are available that can be developed purely through online mediums.

121 Live or Online Fees for Lessons or Review Meetings

Where required, the first longer practice consultation is £72.50 and will be over an hour. It will include establishing an initial practice framework, proposing and teaching an initial practice.

Thereafter, lessons will be either £48 for a 50′ online session, or £58 for a 60′ live session. Online or live 30′ practice review sessions will be £30.

If alternative lesson lengths are arranged, the £58 fee will be pro-rata if more than an hour, as in £72.50 for 75′ and £87 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 when the notice is less than 24 hours.

Live or Online Free Meeting for your Questions

A free half-hour is offered in the spirit of engaging and attending to your questions and offers, as an experienced guide, what I can from my long studies with my teacher. These one-off meetings are free of any future obligation and are merely a means to yatter around Yoga for me to understand your questions 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 about options or discuss your needs and requirements regarding live or online one-to-one lessons. 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.