The Benefits of Having a Personal Yoga Trainer



There are an abundance of group yoga classes available these days all over the world, so why invest in a personal yoga trainer? 

The truth is, no matter how accessible and convenient group classes are, there is only so much you can learn in a group environment. Taking on a personal yoga trainer is a very powerful way to support and elevate your yoga practice in ways that go far and beyond a regular yoga class.

While personal yoga training may have once been quite rare or reserved for the rich and famous, it is becoming more popular and commonplace. Primarily because while yoga is an accessible practice for all levels, all body types and all ages, we are all unique and different. 

As you may have already witnessed in a group yoga class- yoga asanas (yoga poses) look different on everyone, as we all have different capabilities, range, flexibility, strength and body compositions.

In today’s fast-paced world, finding time for self-care and mindfulness is essential for maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Having a personal yoga trainer will not only take your practice to new heights, the individualized guidance and support keeps you accountable and motivated. 

It’s a powerful way to meet your own unique yoga goals and find a practice that really supports you and helps you to achieve the results you are seeking- be that physical, mental, emotional, spiritual- or a combination of all. 

Let’s explore the key benefits of having a personal yoga trainer and how they can help you reach your wellness goals.

  1. Tailored Practice:

A personal yoga trainer customizes each session to suit your unique needs, abilities, and the long term outcomes and benefits you are looking to achieve. They will assess your current level of practice, physical fitness and any current health concerns, before designing a personalized routine that you can learn with their guidance and then enjoy in your own time and space once you feel confident to do so. With individualized attention, you can focus on specific areas you want to improve, whether it’s flexibility, strength, focus, balance, mindfulness or stress reduction (to name a few). This tailored approach ensures that you get the maximum benefit from each yoga session.

  1. Your Level

Walking into a group yoga class as a beginner can be intimidating to say the least. Many people miss the incredible benefits of yoga as they feel uncomfortable attending a public yoga class. Starting off with a personal yoga trainer means you can learn the basics in a safe, supportive and comfortable environment. Of course, you can choose to continue with these private sessions, or work your way up to feeling comfortable to shift to group classes once you have a foundational understanding of the practice and how to adapt poses to suit your body and your needs.

  1. Alignment and Posture:

One of the most significant advantages of having a personal yoga trainer is the attention they give to your alignment and posture. They will carefully observe your movements and make necessary adjustments, preventing injuries and enhancing the effectiveness of the poses. Proper alignment not only optimizes the benefits of yoga but also carries over into your daily activities, promoting better posture and reducing strain on the body.

  1. Personalized Modifications:

In group yoga classes, it can be challenging for instructors to address individual limitations or injuries adequately. However, a personal yoga trainer can modify poses and sequences to accommodate your specific needs. Whether you are recovering from an injury or dealing with a chronic condition, your trainer can adapt the practice to ensure a safe and comfortable experience that will help you to enjoy your practice.

  1. Progress Tracking:

With a personal yoga trainer, progress tracking becomes more comprehensive. They can keep records of your development, monitor your achievements, and adjust the practice accordingly. Celebrating your milestones and witnessing your growth over time can be incredibly motivating and reinforce your commitment to your wellbeing. This can be achieving physical milestones such as asana progression, but it can also be more internal milestones, such as improved sleep, lower stress levels or a more heightened awareness of self or the present moment. 

  1. Motivation and Accountability:

Staying motivated in any wellness routine can be a challenge. Despite our best intentions, it’s easy to skip that group yoga class when life presents other options or challenges. Having a personal yoga trainer provides you with a dedicated source of encouragement and support. They hold you accountable for your practice, ensuring that you maintain consistency and stay committed to your journey. The personalized attention and guidance creates a positive and uplifting environment, making your yoga practice that much more rewarding. Studies show that having personal support is one of the most powerful ways to meet our goals and stay on track. 

  1. Deeper Mind-Body Connection:

Of course, yoga is not just about physical postures; it also involves cultivating a deeper mind-body connection. A personal yoga trainer can help you explore meditation, breathwork, and mindfulness techniques to enhance your yoga experience. With their guidance, you can learn to let go of stress, improve focus, and find inner peace in your practice and more importantly, in your daily life. In group yoga classes, the general focus on the physical elements of yoga mean that these essential parts of the practice can often be skimmed over or missed entirely. 

  1. Schedule Flexibility:

Life can be unpredictable and attending regular group yoga classes may not always fit your schedule or work/life commitments. Having a personal yoga trainer allows you to choose convenient timings that work best for you. This flexibility ensures that you don’t miss out on your practice and can maintain a consistent routine, regardless of life’s demands. 

BEGIN Personal Yoga Program at Vikasa

Investing in a personal yoga trainer is an investment in your overall well-being. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi, having a personal yoga trainer can make a remarkable difference in your journey towards a healthier and more harmonious life.

Our new BEGIN 7 Day Program is a personalized program where you work one on one with our personal yoga trainers to help you start your yoga journey.  Each day you will enjoy private yoga sessions working on different elements of the yoga practice including yoga asana as well as mediation, pranayama and the basics of yoga philosophy. 

This is the ideal way to learn the foundations of yoga that you can carry back home with you so you can confidently practice at home, or join group yoga classes as you please. As we’ve discovered, there are significant benefits of working with a private yoga teacher, especially when you are just starting out on your yoga journey. 

The BEGIN program is suitable for everyone- whether you’re completely new to the yoga mat or you have dabbled in classes before but never quite found your groove. The Vikasa Method is accessible to all levels, all body types and all ages and is designed for personal evolution. 

Chances are, the BEGIN program will not only leave you feeling confident and excited to enjoy yoga on a regular basis, but will also improve your mindset, your eating patterns, your sleep, your stress levels, your connection to yourself and others, and your overall wellbeing in general.

Think of BEGIN as a new beginning in every sense, helping you to glimpse the power and potential of yoga to support you in every aspect of your life. 

Find all the information about our BEGIN personalized yoga program here. Or contact us here for more information or to check availability.

Begin is a 7 day program available 365 days a year. Choose your dates and let’s begin!