The Best Gift Yet: Private Yoga Sessions
One of the best gifts I’ve ever received was the gift of private yoga sessions. I know, a more enlightened being might have responded, “love” or the “gift of life,” but I’m not there yet. Well maybe with a little more yoga, I’ll be there one day.
So let me take a moment to ooze in my love for private yoga sessions.
Private yoga is like learning how to ride a bike for the first time. With just a little bit of assistance, you’re off and running. Off into the sunset or down the street, the adventure is yours for the taking.
Through 3 one-hour sessions, I worked with an instructor to strengthen my arms and shoulders. The experience was unlike any other group yoga class I’ve taken. It was exponentially more challenging, more engaging and more “me.”
With all eyes on me, I had no chance of cutting corners. The session elevated my sense of awareness, something that can be difficult to master in a group session where there are plenty of distractions. I discovered that my body is smarter than I realize and it seeks efficiencies: stronger muscles overcompensate for not-as-strong muscles. After my 1st session, I felt I had unlocked my practice, my physical boundaries and my yoga practice.
The reasons why people seek out private yoga are varied. Some are new to yoga, some need help getting started, others are at a plateau in their practice, while some are working through injuries.
Yet the real deal is that you don’t need a reason beyond the simple desire to practice yoga as it was originally practiced: as a personal and unique experience for your mind and body.
Now, where to start? Many SF yoga studios offer private yoga. At IO, we offer private or semi-private yoga classes ($105 for 60 minutes and $140 for 90 minutes). All sessions, taught in our sunlit studio, are tailored to address your specific needs.
Ready to sign up? Send a note to Alice at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll get you all set up.
Kudos for simply getting yourself on the mat.