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PRivate classes and yoga therapy

There are solid benefits to be gained from attending group yoga classes. However, for many people private lessons are the ideal way to learn yoga and develop a personal practice that addresses their individual needs.

The yoga we teach is grounded in the core beliefs of meeting the student on the ground on which they stand, and of the essential need for individualized practice. Whatever your needs, an efficient, personalized practice can support your goals, such as:

  • healing from injury

  • tools to work with stress, anxiety, and depression

  • relief from or support through chronic pain or illness

  • deepening your personal practice

  • finding greater meaning, fulfillment, and connection in your life

  • introduction to or refinement of specific tools of yoga (asana, prananyama, meditation, chant, etc)

  • deepening your personal practice

Our teachers are trained and experienced in both group and private instruction. In addition, two of our founding teachers, Becky Deano and Libby Levin, as well as Sadani Houtz, are certified Yoga Therapists, trained specifically in helping to develop a practice to address specific health and well-being concerns.


  • Personal attention and instruction

  • Development of a personal practice for your individual needs using a variety of tools not necessarily encountered in any given group class

  • Therapeutic benefits for common aches and pains or many physical or emotional health conditions

  • Lesson times are made by appointment to suit your schedule

What to expect:

The first class is a consultation with one of our instructors. She will talk to you in depth about your health, lifestyle, what you would like from your yoga practice, etc. Also, she might ask you to do some simple movements to see how your body reacts. For example, you might be asked to do a simple forward bend so that the instructor can observe what your body does - look for any tightness or stress or imbalance. 

Next, your teacher will put together a practice for you that suits your goals, needs, and abilities. It might be a short practice you do a few times each day or a longer practice you do once a day. It may include more standard tools of yoga or some practices you never thought were yoga, such as gardening, walking, dietary considerations, or journaling, to name a few. Again, your teacher will design a practice that meets your individual needs. 

At the second meeting, you and your teacher will go through your new practice together.  Your teacher is there both to instruct you and to make sure the practice is suitable for you.  If necessary, she will make appropriate adjustments to the practice based on her observations and your feedback. 

Follow UP

We recommend at least 2 of these follow-up sessions after the initial consultation, preferably no farther apart than one week. From this point, if you are comfortable, you and your teacher could meet once per month to check up with your practice, answer any questions, and make any refinements based on your progress and/or any new needs/goals that may arise for you. You can also arrange to meet with your teacher more frequently or less frequently depending on your needs and preferences.

A private class will last 45 minutes to one hour. 

If you are interested in private instruction,  please contact any of our teachers. If you are interested in yoga therapy, please call: 504.669.6885 or 985.869.2121 or email us: