Frequently asked questions

Alice Taylor-Rugman Private one-to-one yoga classes in London Vrksasana handstand

How long is a private Yoga session?
Typically 60 or 90 minutes. Longer sessions are available.

Where do your Yoga sessions take place?
Sessions take place either at at my studio in Walthamstow, east London or at your home or office. I cover all of the central London area including Chelsea, Belgravia, Notting Hill, Kensington, Soho etc.

How often should I have a class?
Classes can be fitted around your schedule. I recommend you have a minimum of one session with me every two weeks.

I'm a beginner and I'm not flexible, is Ashtanga Yoga for me?
Ashtanga Yoga is for everyone. Private sessions are the best way for a beginner to learn yoga. From the first session you will get tailored instruction and feel confident to practice at home supported by a recording of our class to reinforce your learning.

I've practiced yoga before. Will private classes help me?
Private classes are the ideal way to develop and deepening your existing practice and to learn new techniques.

I have never done Yoga before. Can I have a private yoga lesson?

Private Yoga classes are the best way to start learning Yoga if you are a beginner.  You will receive personalised tuition tailored specifically to your needs. Individualised tuition will ensure that you quickly master the basics of Yoga: breathing and good alignment.

Do I have to practice or have done Ashtanga Yoga before?

We teach everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. Many people come to us who have never practiced Ashtanga Yoga before.

Can I have a private group class?

Absolutely. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

What do I need to practice by myself?

The only thing that you need is a Yoga mat. Prices for these vary but we can give you advice on what mats are suitable for you. Depending upon your ability you may also require a Yoga strap and a block.  We can advise you about what to buy.

I have an injury or disability. Can you adapt to my needs?

Yoga is for everyone. We specialise in adapting the Yoga practice to meet your unique needs.  If you have an injury or a disability we will work with you, and with your doctor if necessary, to develop a fun and enjoyable Yoga practice that is suitable for you.

I am pregnant/recently gave birth – is Yoga safe for me?

Pregnancy is a special time for your body. We recommend that, unless you have been practicing Yoga regularly for five years, you should seek out a specialist pregnancy Yoga teacher. You can start Yoga practice six months after you have given birth. This gives your body time to heal after the birth.

Have a question that is not answered above? Call Charlie on 07952 153907 now to find out more about private yoga lessons, and how we can help you.