I create yoga practices tailored to your needs as well as guided meditation and yoga nidra. From beginner to moderate lessons, we will work from where you are. My teaching focuses on bringing you to a level of comfort, releasing stress and tension for a better state of being in your body and mind. It's not just about the poses, it's about your whole being.
I can help you to create a personalized exercise routine integrating yoga postures to focus on strength and flexibility, design classes to relieve stress, and relaxation and meditation practices personalized to your wants and needs.
What goes in to a quote:
I believe many people think that rates for private yoga lessons are outrageous. I understand where this comes from. But it certainly is not the case that teachers who charge more than, say, $20/hr are price gouging. To help illuminate why rates for private lessons are what they are, or should be, I want to go over what any yoga teacher who respects themselves, their students/clients, and the dedication it takes to be aware and present for their students, should take into consideration when deciding on what to charge.
Both the initial training to become certified at the 200 hour level, as well as continuing education requirements cost money. Lots of money. Any teacher is a constant student, whether through courses, books, or classes they take themselves. Any art dealing with the human body and mind is deep and requires a constant state of being teachable and a desire to take in more.
Liability insurance, renewal of certification through Yoga Alliance and other organizations, equipment, taxes, CPR certification, etc.
Both to and from your location, or the location we are meeting (gas, car maintenance, etc.).
A teacher spends more time working for you than just that hour or so we are together. For every hour lesson there are at least two hours spent preparing and refining a lesson plan each week tailored to your needs and goals.
Any good teacher has a personal practice they do every day. This allows us to teach from a place of experience and authenticity, instead of simple recitation of poses and sequences. Yes, we benefit from our personal practice, but it's also training and gaining insights that we will bring to teaching you.
Being a yoga teacher is running a one person business, and as such it comes with all the expenses we don't typically think about when we compare what a teacher quotes for their services versus what we may get paid per hour at a job. On top of all this are the living costs everyone has to take care of.
If a teacher quotes you anything less than $40/hr they are not doing you or themselves a service. Either they are in a situation where they do not need to make a living through their teaching, or are desperate for teaching opportunities and devaluing what they have to offer.
Rates can be more affordable if you have a small group (3-5 people) to split the cost with. This will make lessons less individualized, but can be a better option if you have a few friends who are interested in yoga or meditation.