Private sessions are the ultimate way to tailor yoga to the individual. They can be rewarding on many levels for both teacher and student, and are a great way to sustain a living as a yoga teacher. But there are SO many factors to juggle with private clients, like finding your first few clients, smart business practices, or keeping your students consistent. While a vigorous teacher training will prepare us to lead group classes, due to time constraints there is a large learning curve that teachers must navigate themselves as they grow their privates practice. This training is meant to fill that gap, helping teachers move forward with confidence, and inspire meaningful change by creating sessions that meet the deepest needs of their students on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level.
In this 20-hr training, we will deep dive into all the elements of working one-on-one, so you leave with a new mindset and a plethora of helpful tools to inspire your private practice and keep your students coming back for more.
We will spend time discussing the following aspects of teaching privates:
• How to grow your private practice
• Maintaining a clientele- optimizing the client service experience
• The business side of yoga privates- pricing your privates and beyond
• The importance of boundaries as a healthy container for the practice
• Common archetypes of private yoga students
• Teaching to the individual from a physical and energetic perspective
• Sequencing for a private
• What a first session should look like
• The roll of yoga philosophy
• Hands-on techniques
• And more!
There will be time devoted to example case studies, including students with various limitations and injuries. You will have the chance to watch many snippets of a private lesson in action, as well as practice hours of hands-on and assisted stretches specifically useful in a private setting, so that you come away with a variety of techniques to take your one-on-one sessions to a whole new level!
This is a Yoga Alliance recognized 20-hour training.
April 15 – 17
9:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
Early Bird (by March 31) $475 | Regular Rate $575
Bio: Cassandra is a 500-hr Yoga Alliance certified Senior teacher at Ishta Yoga. Known for her challenging classes and creative sequencing, she encourages exploration and experimentation. What inspires her practice and her teaching is space: the creation of space to gain perspective, to find balance, and to reconnect with the joy and beauty of moving through life. She began to incorporate yoga into her life as a young person, which planted the seeds for one of her specialities: working privately with tweens and teens. She is a lead teacher in the Ishta Teacher Training program, and has lead yearly yoga retreats for the last 6 years. She currently teaches yoga to children and adults in the NYC area, both privately and in group classes.