Accessibility in Yoga
When I first began teaching, I solely taught public classes at various studios and gyms. I remember the excitement of getting my first class on the regular schedule. One by one I added more classes until I was averaging 10-15 per week. It worked for a while until I realized it wasn’t sustainable. I was getting sick all the time and felt burnt out. I then decided to expand my offerings to include private classes and yoga retreats. This is where I really shined. When teaching my private classes I enjoy creating a personal experience just for them based on their goals, wants, and needs. When leading my retreats, I get the opportunity to travel and build a deeper connection with my students through the yoga practice. So, for about 3 years I focused on these offerings.
My mission has always been to make yoga accessible for everyone and to teach based on an individual’s unique experience within the practice. Yet, when I sat down and re-evaluated the focus of my work, I saw some gaps.
Although there is value in taking public classes, going on yoga retreats and experiencing private yoga, I realized that daily challenges may prevent us from starting or maintaining a yoga practice. A lack of time, finances, resources, accessibility, and many other factors could play a huge role in this. Once I mapped out these challenges, I set out to try and offer yoga to as many people as I can and through as many offerings as possible. Therefore, I created my online classes and virtual private classes to fill in those gaps.
Online classes allow you to practice from literally anywhere in the world. My classes range from five minutes to an hour and I offer a wide variety because I know everyone is on a different journey. There is everything from pose breakdowns to restorative classes, chair yoga, morning and evening classes, guided meditation, educational workshops, trigger point therapy, and much more. My online subscription is also extremely friendly for your wallet and allows you to practice at your own convenience without feeling self-conscious.
My virtual private classes are a bridge between my online subscription and public or private in-person classes. Thanks to technology, you can take a private class with me from anywhere in the world. All you need is access to Skype, Google Hangouts, or even FaceTime in a pinch. You will get the same personalized class plan from me at half the cost of an in-person private.
Now that I expanded my offerings to include public classes, private lessons, retreats, my online class subscription, and virtual privates you can integrate a yoga practice that meets your lifestyle demands.
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Hi, I'm Lauren and I am here to support people to find freedom in being authentic and the power to carry that out in their lives and community. Writing is one way I like to explore that for myself. Here is my archive of reflections.