What is the difference between Group and Private Yoga Classes

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Published: November 25, 2019

There are many benefits of integrating yoga into the daily routine.  Yoga can help you relax muscles, prevent injury, and even help you get in shape! Because of these and many other reasons, more and more people opt for signing to yoga classes. However, before doing this, it’s necessary to understand that there are different types of yoga classes – group and private yoga classes. By learning about them, you will know for which type you should sign up. In order to help you decide, we’ve created a guide regarding this topic. Read it carefully and you’ll know whether you should go for private or group classes. So, are you ready? Let’s find out how these two differ one from each other!

Trust us, signing up for yoga classes will be one of your best decisions! Yoga has the power of bringing exercise, peacefulness, and calmness to your life. This is exactly why more and more people do yoga – that’s their way of getting away from everyday stress and chaos. If you’re living in Dubai and want to take some yoga classes, you’re in luck! You’ll have the chance of working out with some of the best yoga instructors in Dubai! However, you’ll first need to inform yourself about these classes and find the one that will suit you the most. And, just by reading our blog, you’ll learn all you need to know before the first class. So, make sure to read carefully!

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Yoga affects people on multiple levels – physical, mental-emotional, energetic and spiritual

The main differences between group and private yoga classes

It has come to our mind that most people think there’s only an option of attending group yoga classes. However, that’s not the case! There’s also an option of attending private yoga classes or even find a male or female physical trainer that will incorporate yoga in your regular fitness routine! This type of yoga class is great for those people who’ve just started doing yoga.

Many beginners are timid and want to have individual classes instead of sharing the room with other people. On the other hand, some beginners opt for group classes because they like to be surrounded by other people and want to learn from them. So, which one should you choose – group or private yoga class? Well, there is no right answer. But we’ll tell you more about how these two differ from each other. This way, you’ll know which type of yoga class will suit you the best.

Goal setting

People come to yoga classes for different reasons. Some want to increase their flexibility or spend their free time productively. On the other hand, many people do yoga because of more specific reasons – they want to reduce lower back pain, improve their posture, and so on. In group classes, there’s a chance your instructor won’t be aware of the problems you’re struggling with. This is why most people who’re dealing with some sort of physical or emotional problem opt for private yoga classes.

A private session is organized in a way that’ll suit students’ needs the most. For example, if you want to get rid of that stubborn back pain, go to a private session and your yoga instructor will focus more on back strengthening exercises. As you can see, a private session is designed according to your abilities and needs. That’s not the case with group classes. In group classes, you’ll be pulled in many directions and you might not get to your desired destination.

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Group yoga classes aren’t as specific as private sessions.

Getting feedback in the group and private yoga classes

In both group and private yoga classes, it’s necessary for instructors to give feedback. This way, their students will know whether they’re doing their exercises the right way. A yoga instructor needs to know how to give feedback and motivate their students to improve yoga practice and become even better. In a private session, both visual and verbal feedback needs to exist, and it needs to go on continuously. If a student is struggling with some yoga pose, an instructor should help them do the pose properly. Since private sessions aren’t as crowded as group sessions, instructors can focus on each student and their needs more.


One of the reasons why people attend yoga classes is because they don’t know how to choose yoga practices or they simply want to have an expert by their side. It’s always a better option to at least consult with someone who’s been teaching yoga for a longer period of time. By doing this, you’ll get important information and you’ll prevent injury. Luckily, if you’re living in Dubai, you can find experts with ease! Simply contact DubaiPT and find a trainer who’ll be able to help you enter the world of yoga!

We can all agree on the fact that doing the same exercises every time can be a little… boring. This is why variety is so important in yoga classes. However, experts say that it’s counterproductive to design a brand new practice every time. As we have already told you, in private classes, instructors focus more on their students. Thus, they won’t introduce a new exercise until you’ve gotten good with the old ones. On the other hand, group classes have more variety. This is because instructors want to design a class that’ll be interesting and useful for every student.

Woman exercising after attending group and private yoga classes
In private sessions, yoga instructors can design a set of exercises that will help you with physical problems you’re experiencing.

So, will you opt for a group or private yoga classes?

There you have it, these are the most important differences between group and private yoga classes! So, which one you’ll choose? In case you’re still not sure, try both of these classes! After this, you’ll know whether you should opt for a group or private sessions. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with yoga whichever type of class you choose. And, if you want to have the best experts by your side during your workouts, all you have to do is search for the best trainers in Dubai on our website! We’ll gladly help you start doing yoga!


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