Yoga classes are for everyone, it doesn’t matter what level you are. There is definitely bound to be something for all students, ranging from beginner to advance. By joining a yoga class, you will be able to attain more information with regards to yoga, further your knowledge and skills, and better your techniques.
So which would be a better choice for you, a private or a group class? Before making that decision, consider the following factors. They are your schedule, skill level and amount of assistance required. Both private and group classes will definitely have their own pros can cons. Hence, you will have to decide which is more beneficial towards you.
Firstly, consider how personalise you want your classes to be. For a private class, you will have the advantage of discussing your goals and how to meet them with your yoga instructor. This can help your yoga instructor to tailor the class to your preference and needs. In other words, you’ll be able to decide on what poses you wish to learn. As for a group class, you won’t be able to have this luxury because the yoga instructor has to cater to majority of the students.
For price wise, private classes are definitely going to cost more compared to group classes. This is because you’ll receiving 1-to-1 lessons. This also means that you are paying for your instructor’s time on your own, unlike in group classes where the cost is divided.
When it comes to attention wise, the instructor would have to spread his/her time evenly among those in a group class. This would mean that you might not have the attention you required since the instructor would not be able to assist or correct all of your postures and techniques. As for a private 1-to-1 class, the entire lesson is spent just on you. In other words, the instructor would be able to assist and guide you as many times as you desire. This usually translates to a superior learning experience and a faster progress.
The next factor is the schedule. A private yoga class tends to be more flexible as you’re paying for a premier rate. Hence, the instructor will do his/her best to suit your timing. On the other hand, group classes are usually fixed on a certain day and time. If you’re unable to attend it, there will usually be no make-up classes as the instructor still has to continue with the rest of the class.
Finally, when it comes to social aspect, group classes win hands down. You won’t be able to socialise much in a private class, apart from with your instructor. As for group classes, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know other individuals from different walks of life.
In conclusion, it really depends on what you intend to achieve in your yoga class. Always look at the pros and cons that private and group classes have to offer before you determine your choice. Whichever you decide on, you’ll still have an amazing learning journey!