One aspect of my work that brings me immense satisfaction is the opportunity to work with individuals on a personal level. In the past, I mainly taught group yoga classes with occasional private sessions. Don’t get me wrong—I absolutely love the energy of teaching groups, and I have no intention of giving that up. However, I also have a deep passion for working individually with people.

I enjoy the participants’ dynamic interaction and shared experiences in a group setting. With a private client, I love to dive deep into the root cause of what is happening. These two aspects coexist harmoniously within me, reflecting different facets of my passion.

My Current Focus: Tailoring Individual Yoga Practices

My focus has shifted towards working with clients one-on-one. Specifically, I design customized yoga practices for individuals. Some of my clients face unique challenges and seek tailored solutions. Others are recovering from illnesses and need support as they ease back into safe physical movement.

What unites all these clients is their recognition that they need to make changes and incorporate yoga into their lives to bring about these desired changes. They also understand that group settings may not provide the level of customization that suits their specific needs. Sometimes, an individualized approach is the key.

Becky Miller doing Reverse Warrior pose.

You Are Unique!

We often come across fad diets or exercises claiming to be a universal solution for everyone. However, such claims purporting to work for everybody make me skeptical. It’s essential to realize that each individual is unique, with their own challenges, habits, and strengths. Sometimes, we need solutions that are personalized just for us.

This doesn’t mean you have to give up group classes or solutions that cater to large groups of people. What it does mean is that you should listen to your own body. When your body signals the need for something tailored specifically to you, it’s essential to heed that call. In your yoga practice, this could involve practicing poses that feel right for you at the moment rather than only doing what others tell you to do.

Creating Your Unique Practice

When I craft a personalized practice, I take the time to inquire about your injuries and goals. I also observe how your body moves and understand how specific movements feel for you. Armed with all this information, we can start narrowing down what your unique practice will look like. This approach is far from one-size-fits-all; it’s about getting to know you and working solely with you.

You have the option to work with someone like myself to achieve this.

Alternatively, you can embark on the journey yourself by listening to what your body needs and creating a practice that addresses those needs. The key is to listen to your body more often.

Unlocking the Wisdom Within

My aim for my private clients is to help them understand how their bodies feel and move, enabling them to discern their needs on a day-to-day basis. Learning to listen to your body requires practice, but it becomes easier over time. Eventually, you can curate your unique yoga practice all by yourself.

Your body might signal a need for rest and gentle poses on some days, while on other days, it might crave more challenging postures. And, of course, there will be times when your body tells you to join a yoga class to soak in the energy of a group setting. You won’t know the messages your body is sending until you start actively listening to it.

Becky Miller doing Child's Pose

Embracing the Gift of Self-Awareness

Listening to your body’s messages is an incredible gift you can give yourself. I genuinely love teaching people how to tap into their inner wisdom and create their own yoga practice. And guess what? You can get there too! It will take time and practice, but it is absolutely attainable.

One way to start listening to your body is to pay attention to how it feels during different poses and movements. Notice which poses feel good and supportive and which ones cause discomfort or strain. You can understand what your body asks for by tuning in to these sensations.

For example, suppose you feel tightness or tension in a particular area. In that case, your body might tell you it needs gentle stretching or mobility exercises. On the other hand, if you feel strong and stable in a particular pose, it might indicate that your body is ready for a more challenging sequence.

Rest is also an essential aspect of listening to your body. If you feel exhausted or overwhelmed, your body might be signaling that it needs a break. Don’t be afraid to incorporate restorative poses or take a day off from your yoga practice to allow your body to recharge and recover.

Creating your unique yoga practice involves experimenting and exploring different poses, movements, and sequences.

Listen to your body more often.

My goal for my private clients is just that.

I want you to get to know how your body feels and moves so that you can know what you need from day to day. Listening to your body in this way does take practice, but over time, it gets easier and easier. Eventually, you’ll be creating your own unique yoga practice all by yourself.

Your body might tell you that you need to rest and do some easier, gentler yoga poses.  Or, your body might be telling you that you need to hold some challenging poses today.  Of course, your body might also tell you that it’s time to get yourself into a yoga class because you need to be surrounded by the energy of others.

You’ll never know what message your body is sending until you begin to listen to it.

Listening to the messages that your body is giving to you is an incredible gift that you can give to yourself.  I love teaching people how to get to the point where they can listen inward and create their own yoga practice!

You can get there too!  It’s just going to take some time and practice.

Listening to your body can be a transformative experience in your yoga practice. It allows you to deepen your understanding of yourself and gives you the power to create a practice tailored to your unique needs. However, developing this skill requires time and practice.

Schedule a free chat with me if you want support in creating your unique yoga practice. Let’s talk about your goals and get you started!

Becky is a Yoga Therapist & has been teaching yoga since 2006. She loves to match people with a yoga practice that helps them to feel better every day & believes that there is a yoga practice for everyone. Click here to sign up for her mailing list & get all of the important news & tips first!

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