Getting Started: A Primer for The Science of the Private Lesson™

Think about your yoga teaching.

A private yoga lesson should look and feel drastically different from a group yoga class.

Do your private yoga lessons feel like a group class for one person?

If they do, you’re not alone!

Many, many people teach private lessons the same way they teach their group yoga classes.

And it makes sense. In our initial yoga teacher trainings we learn how to teach safe and effective group classes, but we don’t learn anything about teaching private lessons.

I am honored to be the go-to cheerleader and support person for many teachers who are just getting started and feeling dismayed about how much work it takes to make a life and a living as a yoga teacher.

Many of you have shared with me that:

  • You want to teach private clients, but you just don’t know where to begin. {Overwhelm is your middle name right now.}
  • You have no idea how to find clients that understand what a valuable offering a specifically designed private yoga lesson is. {Everyone you talk to about it says they would rather go to a group class because they are only $15.}
  • You panic when it comes time to discuss money with your client and you have no idea what to charge! {Yikes. Money can be such an uncomfortable thing to talk about, right?}
  • When you do finally get a chance to teach a private client, you freeze and aren’t able to create a session that meets their needs right on the spot. {You’re not crazy. This is a really hard thing to do.}
  • You’re worried about how you will take care of yourself while running a business. {You are just getting started and you feel like burn out could already be just around the corner.}

Teaching yoga in a 1x1 setting requires a unique skill set in order to make it both accessible and meaningful for the students as well as enjoyable and sustainable for you, the teacher!

And while this skill set really isn’t taught in regular yoga teacher trainings, that doesn’t mean you have to feel like an awkward failure every time you teach a new private client.

These are all things I teach in my live and online trainings, The Science of the Private Lesson™, but many of you have told me that while you’d love to learn more from me, for a variety of reasons haven’t yet been able to sign up for one of my big trainings.

This 15 lesson training is a compilation of all the most useful teachings I’ve shared since 2012, when I began teaching yoga teachers.

It’ll not only improve your private yoga teaching skills but also make your yoga teaching career meaningful AND enjoyable.

Your investment is only $197 and you can begin watching the videos immediately!

Yes, I’m In!

My hope?

You’ll apply what you learn to your yoga teaching practice and begin to see a shift in your business, your life and in the lives of the clients you serve.

Course Breakdown

There are 15 lessons in the Primer that cover the following topics:

Getting Started

  • Step One: Start with some fresh ideas for where your new clients will come from.
  • Step Two: Learn how to explain to a potential student what is so special about a private yoga lesson.
  • Step Three: Figure out how much YOU need to plan your classes.
  • Step Four: Check out this framework for a first session with a new client.

Tailoring the Practice for Unique Needs

  • Step One: Be prepared to teach an unconventional class.
  • Step Two: Begin the practice in a way that is grounding, but not uncomfortable.
  • Step Three: Make sure you know how to tailor a yoga practice for an individual’s needs.

Taking Good Care of Your Students’ Bodies

  • Step One: Brush up on your anatomy and biomechanics knowledge and be sure you are ready to work with someone who may need many physical modifications to make their practice safe and smart.
  • Step Two: Make sure you understand the difference between an advanced practice and a challenging practice and decide how important that is to you and your client.

Learn To Hold Good Boundaries

  • Step One: Learn how much chatting in a private sessions is helpful, and when it becomes gratuitous. I’ll tell you exactly how many minutes you get!
  • Step Two: Figure out what to do with clients that cancel on you all the time.

Get A Handle On Yoga and Money

  • Step One: Determine what to charge for your private lessons.
  • Step Two: Implement a 24 hour cancellation policy.
  • Step Three: Decide how you want to accept payment and learn how to raise your rates.
  • Step Four: Do some inner work around the complicated emotional issues that come up when one is making as a helping and healing professional.

In this training, you’ll receive:

  • Video presentations
  • Audio recorded dharma talks
  • A student manual
  • Bonuses! Additional content including personal practices and documents I use every day

Refund Policy

As this is a digital product that you receive full access to immediately, there are no refunds for this training.

Your investment is only $197 and you can begin watching the videos immediately!

Yes, I’m In!

About Francesca

Francesca Cervero

Francesca is a full-time yoga teacher and yoga teacher's mentor. She has been teaching yoga in New York City and Washington, DC since 2005 and the foundation of her teaching practice comes from OM Yoga Center's style of alignment-based vinyasa. Her teaching is also inspired by the years she spent in physical therapy, a deep study of anatomy, and the Buddhist writings of Tara Brach.

Francesca believes that introducing more people to the deeply healing benefits of yoga has the power to completely transform our world and the best way to get more people practicing (mindful, therapeutic) yoga is to raise the bar of professionalism for yoga teachers. She hopes that yoga teaching can be a career path that is respected and allows for sustainable income. She believes that the responsibility is on us as teachers to be worthy of, and demand such respect. Francesca teaches a full practice of private clients and also works teaching and mentoring yoga teachers in The Science of the Private Lesson™.