{video} How Do We Measure Progress In Private Lessons?

I am so often asked by fellow yoga teachers, “How do you measure progress with your private clients?” Or, “What goal-setting methodology do you use with private yoga students?” I believe we have to use a measuring system that is as vast as the practice and as unique as our students.

Let me know how this video lands with you and any follow-up questions you have!

4 Responses to “{video} How Do We Measure Progress In Private Lessons?”

  1. Mette

    Hi Francesca

    Thanks for constantly being of service to us teachers.
    I’ve been teaching 1-1 for about 5 years now, having clients with me for anything from 3 times to 4 years steady weekly practices. I have no problems, in collaboration with the client, to define what their goals are, as I have no assumptions on what they should active, for me it is totally a personal decision on their part, I’m there to assist and guide them.

    However I have one question in regards to keeping “score” on progress. I like to give my clients as many options a possible, so even though we might be running a sequence with specific focus for at long periode of time, I’ll spice it up with a lot of variations for them to try.
    So my question is, do you keep any kind of record of you sesions? meaning do you have a journal on them, pose wise, progress wise, issue wise etc.?
    I plan out my sessions, but do not like archive it under the client, also tried to sit down after each session to write down what we had done in a “client journal”, but most of the time I just don’t have the time to get it done in detail.

    Which means my preparation is from session to session, which works just fine, but I would really like a more structured way of keeping some kind of record.
    If you do have any use full system in place I would love to hear about it?

    Regards Mette

    • Francesca Cervero

      Hi Mette! Thanks so much for reaching out! I’m so happy you’ve found my work supportive as you walk your teacher’s path. Your lucky private students have such a thoughtful teacher! I recorded a video about just this question. I’ll link it below. This short video will give some of my best suggestions about how to keep good notes from sessions with private yoga clients including which apps I suggest you use, why it shouldn’t take more than 5 or 10 minutes and how this note taking will impact your teaching! Let me know if you have any follow up questions.



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