In a private class, you can have an individual program that is specifically tailored to your needs. Your instructor will plan routines that incorporate the poses you want and will help you achieve even your highest yoga goals. This way, you can overcome a plateau and take your yoga practice to the next level. A private session IS NOT a yoga class for a single student.
It's a completely different entity with its own structure and rules. Obviously, the main difference between a class and a private session is the number of students. But what exactly does that mean? As a professional in the field of medical rehabilitation for 30 years and a yoga teacher for 23 years, it is very difficult to differentiate what is offered as an experienced professional, devoting several years of additional time and money to the changing field of yoga therapy. Quite often, many in the public think that all yoga is therapeutic and most yoga teachers have the same training and experience.
Regardless of where you are on your yoga journey, private yoga provides you with the opportunity to learn more about the work of breathing, meditation, yogic philosophy and, really, about yourself. In addition, it's difficult and delicate to talk about yoga therapy in a way that doesn't make most yoga teachers defensive about the scope of what they teach and do in “private sessions”.