Over the course of our yoga journey, our needs shift and evolve. We acquire injuries, we gain strength, we have children, we have less time to dedicate to ourselves, we become more confident in ourselves and our practice and so on. What we want to achieve and what we can achieve ebbs and flows. What we need from our practice is always changing.
Sometimes being in a group class is not sufficient to meet our needs and facilitate our ability to grow. Sometimes we just don’t want to be in a group setting.
This is why private classes exist – they are tailored to your needs and allow you to expand your self-knowledge and self-study in the privacy of your own home, in person or online.
What does a private yoga class offer?
Although centring mainly on health and wellbeing, the tools of yoga are remarkably diverse and are suited to people of all ages and abilities.
Yoga tools can be mixed and matched into specific classes to suit your needs and your goals. If you are a beginner, you can start practicing yoga in a safe environment. You might find group classes intimidating – in a private lesson, you will feel less self-conscious and more comfortable. You might want to use private classes as a starting point before you venture out into a group. If you are a more advanced practitioner, you can set goals to move further in your practice.
Primarily, you can discuss your health issues or conditions and address them in privacy and with confidence.
What does Laurent offer?
With his years of experience, Laurent offers his students a myriad of techniques to enhance their physical, breathwork and meditative practice.
He also offers mentoring and support to yoga teachers, therapists and healthcare workers who want use the tools of yoga with their clients and students.
Laurent has been trained to offer yoga in a therapeutic way to students suffering from stress, anxiety and insomnia. He also teaches yoga to cancer patients at any stage of their recovery and people suffering from respiratory conditions and breathlessness. He is currently working with people recovering from the effects of COVID-19.
- Traditional hatha yoga.
- Mindful yoga (Scaravelli and somatic yoga)
- Classical pranayama and breathwork.
- Mindfulness and universal teaching meditation.
- Dealing with stress, anxiety and insomnia
- Managing respiratory conditions and breathlessness
- Yoga for cancer
- General wellbeing – Mindful and restorative yoga, breathwork, deep relaxation and meditation.
The sessions are 60-minute long, live in your home or online.
Shorter 30-minute sessions for Q&A, mentoring, tutoring are available on request.
What to expect?
The typical initial first class will be about discovering how the client stands, moves, and breathes. This is the beginning of a shared dialogue between Laurent and the client.
The session might also include mindful breath and movement assessments which will help Laurent to decide what short-term goals need to be put in place.
Based on his ten years plus experience with traditional and more contemporary yoga practice and teaching, he will create personalised yoga practice. It will include a combination of yoga postures, movements, breathing techniques and meditative and restorative practices, which are unique to the client’s needs and goals.
It is recommended and encouraged to have at least three follow up sessions after the first class, to see how the client progresses in their practice and to make the necessary modifications or changes if needed.
After each session, if your private practice with Laurent requires it, you will receive notes and recordings for you to continue practicing in between sessions. To sustain and support the exercises, it is essential to keep revisiting the content of the sessions.