Why should we spend so much more to do PT?
Just like private tuition, PT allows you to go at your own pace. You might find that the pace of a group class is too fast. You just wanted to hold a little more in a pose. Or you had difficulty getting into a pose because everyone around you seems to know what to do, but you just needed a little more guidance and a bit more time. Many beginners take PT at the start of their yoga journey to set their foundations right. Once these foundations are stable, they go on to take group classes and benefit much more. Remember, PT doesn’t always need to be intense, you can go slow, according to your pace.
Or perhaps you find the class too slow and you would like to progress faster. Many advanced practitioners opt for PT as they get the undivided attention of the instructor, and not to forget, more adjustments. A minor adjustment can correct your alignment, improving your posture and reducing the risk of injury. In large group classes, injuries sometimes happen as instructors are unable to attend to all students at once. But in PT, you are always under the watchful gaze of the instructor.
One major group of students who benefit greatly from PT are those with physical ailments. Slipped discs and knee injuries are getting more and more common these days, and a regular group class may not be able to provide the additional modifications required for such students. In PT however, you would be able to better communicate your physical issues with your instructor, allowing them to tailor the class to your specific needs and anatomy.
Of course, since PT is a one-on-one type of training, chemistry and trust between the teacher and student are of utmost importance. Always make sure you communicate your concerns and are able to feel comfortable during your PT sessions. At Elemit Yoga, we have two yoga instructors, Master Amit and Nam Yogi, who are able to provide PT sessions tailored to your needs. To book your first session or enquire for more details, Whatsapp us at +65 8023 4363.