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I Need Advice About Teaching Private Yoga Lessons
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erinjanis

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November 2, 2010 - 11:23 pm
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I have recently been certified as a yoga teacher. I have been asked to teach in someone's home. A couple, would like to learn meditation and yoga. They live close to my home.

I live in Canada, just outside of Montreal. Seeing as I charge $15/1.5hours in a class setting, I was planning on charging $30 for one person, and $45 for two. I was also planning 10 sessions at $350 for two people. I need to pay for gas and use an unfamiliar space so I think that's fair. What do you think?

I am concerned about the liabilities. Should I have insurance? Is getting them to sign a waiver enough?

This will be the first time I do a private lesson in Canada. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Namaste:)

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Hi Erin,

Your prices are good for your location. Yes, you should get insurance to cover yourself. A liability form alone is not enough to protect you in a court of law.

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November 8, 2010 - 7:48 pm
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Erin, your price is more than fair for Montreal suburbs. Do get insured. Check out Namasta for insurance.

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Why would students choose private yoga instruction from you? Let's evaluate this new approach to Yoga and ask if our students are practicing with mindfulness. Are they getting the attention they need in large classes? Do they know how to prevent injuries? Do they understand how to modify postures for a health issue? Are they afraid of getting hurt when practicing at home?

There are many benefits to personalized yoga instruction for students listed below, which you should make them aware of.

10 Great Reasons Why People Choose Private Yoga Instruction

1. Proper foundation -Learn accurate postures from the start and develop awareness and alertness to cues so you can move your body safely in any class.

2. Customized -A curriculum designed with your specific needs in mind based on your body type. Not everyone is meant to do what you see in the magazines.

3. Safety -Discover modifications that make sense for your body and gain a deeper knowledge of body movement, preventing injury in less alignment-focused classes.

4. Recovery - If you have an injury or health limitation, take a private to learn how to modify and to work with poses specifically that will aid in your recovery.

5. Environment- You dislike the gym, prefer a more peaceful environment, or don't like sweaty yoga rooms. Lucky for you Yoga is easy to take anywhere - your room, your deck, your roof, or outdoors!

6. Convenience - Pick a time and place that is best for you. No stress and hassle about where to go, park and how much time you have. You also can eliminate worries about not getting the space you want in a packed class.

7. Beginner/New Style -If you are not sure how to get started or you want to try a new style of Yoga, begin with a sequence that's customized for you and your body so you can begin a practice with safety and effectiveness. Learn pose names for more advanced classes and learn the philosophy that accompanies it.

8. Privacy - Eliminate any fear, intimidation or self-consciousness that you might experience in a yoga studio, focusing on your needs first.

9. Honor Your Body Approach - Yoga is a total mind, body, spirit approach. We practice to create space in the mind, reduce stress and build strength in the body through development of self-awareness and compassion. Some trainers and gyms prefer a hard, rigorous approach focusing on the body only.

10. Next Level - If you feel you've reached a plateau or you are not progressing as you might have wished, find out why. As you develop your practice over time, you will need to respond to the changes in your body. Find out how to do this effectively.

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