Private yoga instruction is available for individuals or groups of any age with any level of experience with yoga. Students seek private instruction to increase flexibility, relieve pain, heal injuries, lose weight, tone muscles, relax, meditate, improve health overall and more. Classes may take place at the student’s location or in the teacher’s studio. Most teachers offer 45-, 60-, 90- or 120-minute private classes. Several factors affect the cost of private yoga lessons.
Lesson length directly affects the cost. Students pay for the benefit of the yoga teacher’s expertise as well as his or her time. Yoga classes can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 120 minutes, with costs increasing for longer lessons. For example, Lynne T. Murphy Authentic Fusion Studio & niuyoga in Venice, Florida, charges $45 for a half-hour private yoga session in the studio and $65 for a one-hour session.
Private individual lessons
Private lessons generally cost more than private group or regular studio classes because students are paying for the exclusive attention and time of the yoga teacher. Here are some pricing examples for individual private yoga instruction:
Kandis Tagliabue in Los Angeles, California: $60–$120, depending on class length and location
Move with Mindy in Pasadena, California: $85 per hour in-studio
Randi Cerini Yoga in Astoria, New York: $100 for a 65- to70-minute session
Private group lessons
Small group private lessons generally cost less per student that individual private lessons, but students still benefit from concentrated instructor attention. Different teachers may have different ways of charging for this type of class. Some charge per student, while others charge a set rate for the class. For example, Lynne T. Murphy Authentic Fusion Studio & niuyoga charges $75 per 60-minute private group class in her studio, for a maximum of three students.
Yoga teachers with celebrity clientele or a famous brand often have higher rates for private instruction than teachers without this cachet.
Some instructors offer bulk lesson packages, giving students a per-lesson discount. Lesson packages generally must be paid for in full upfront. The immediate cost of a package is higher, but the price per lesson is less than if students pay for classes individually over time. Students and the teacher both benefit—students get a lower rate per class and the teacher is assured of ongoing business. Here are a couple package deals offered by Lynne T. Murphy Authentic Fusion Studio & niuyoga:
Four 30-minute private yoga sessions: $175, which is a $5 savings overall
Four 60-minute private yoga sessions: $250, which is a $10 savings overall
Geographic location may affect the cost of private yoga instruction. Instructors in larger cities and areas with a higher cost of living can charge higher rates for private classes than those in smaller towns or regions with a lower cost of living.
When yoga instruction takes place in the student’s home, teachers may charge a travel fee in addition to the cost of the lesson. This fee covers the teacher’s time and transportation expenses traveling to and from the student’s home or office. Additional fees may apply when classes are requested during rush hour. For example, Lynne T. Murphy Authentic Fusion Studio & niuyoga charges $5–$20 for travel, depending on the exact location and travel time.