Where Do I Teach Private Yoga Sessions?

Maybe you are thinking about teaching one-on-one but are unsure where to start. Maybe you've got your first client but feel weird about teaching in their home. So what do you do? I've been there and I'm happy to walk you through some of the options. 

There are lots of places you can teach privately. Each option has its own pros and cons, of course. But as a starter, here are some of the options:

  • In their home
  • In their office
  • At a common space in their building
  • At a gym
  • At a doctor/PT/chiropractor’s office
  • In your home
  • In a studio
  • In a rented space
  • At a park/public space
  • At a school
  • In a church/temple/mosque, etc.
  • In a hospital
  • At a community center/senior center
  • At a hotel

Those are just some of the options and of course there are many, many more. But in deciding where you want to teach yoga privately, there are a few factors you want to keep in mind.

1. Safety & Comfort – Do you feel safe being alone with your client in this environment? How comfortable will you AND your client feel in this space?
2. Cost – How much will it cost you to rent or use the space? Will your fee cover the cost and still leave you with enough income?
3. Environment – How much of the environment can you control? How private is it? How important is this to you and this particular client?
4. Client Fit – How appropriate is the locale for your client and their goals? 
5. Added Value – Does this location add value to your service? Does the ambience or convenience allow you to increase what you are charging?

When you're first starting to work with someone, I recommend you run through the list of above factors to narrow down the best place to teach them. Don't be afraid to start with one location and then change it if it isn't working out or if yours/the client's needs have changed. 

I hope this gets you started in the right direction. In my upcoming training, I will be covering this topic in more depth. If you're interested stayed tuned for more information.