Traditionally yoga was taught on a one to one basis, or maybe in very small groups. There is good reason for this: people are unique and the way in which they will relate to yoga and their needs will always be different. For this reason, if it is an option for you I would highly recommend this as the best way in which to learn.
For beginners it is a chance to familiarise oneself with the context, language and movements of an Ashtanga practice, ensuring one lays good foundations and giving confidence that one is practising safely.
For those who already practice it is a chance to go deeper, enjoying attention that one might not receive in a group class. It is a chance to refine and work on the specific parts of your practise that most need it, or indeed to be introduced to things which are rarely addressed in group classes.
Below are my rates for private tuition. I believe passionately in the effectiveness and benefits of teaching smaller groups, ideally one to one. For that reason my fees are extremely competitive – I want as many people as possible to feel that they can invest the time and money to bring yoga into their lives.
For those who really wish to try yoga, and feel that they are unable to afford these rates, please do still get in touch, I keep limited ‘scholarship’ slots free, and will happily teach at whatever rates can be afforded. I can obviously only continue to do this under an understanding of honesty.