Passionate about yoga? Has yoga made noticeable changes in your life?

Yoga transcends the spiritual, mental and physical realms. It has been around for centuries since its discovery in India.

A good session of yoga is meant to do more than just help you lose weight or gain physical fitness. Yoga has healing powers. And, yoga teachers or yogis are our guides on that path to healing. This has been proved beyond doubt and supported by scientific explanations.

Yoga - The Healer

Besides the multiple health benefits that include improved flexibility, building muscle, cartilage and bone health, increased blood flow, improved immunity, among others, yoga has spiritual and emotional benefits as well.

Yoga heals and empowers in multiple ways. Yoga can -

  • Make you happier.
  • Be the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.
  • Help you focus.
  • Help you sleep better.
  • Increase your self-confidence.
  • Boost your inner strength.
  • Improve interpersonal relationships.
  • Encourage self-care.
  • Guide inner transformation (self-awareness).
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Regular practice of yoga has scientifically proven health benefits, transcending physical, mental and spiritual realms | Source: Visualhunt

Whether Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama exercises, Ashtanga Yoga or Prenatal Yoga - the benefits of yoga courses in India are mainly in promoting relaxation and a feeling of well-being.

But, how do you decide which is best for you - private yoga teachers or a yoga institute. Even more confusing is to decide whether the fees they charge - whatever be your choice of class - is worth the investment. Are there any guidelines to help you decide better?

Here is a breakdown of all you need to know about yoga classes near me with fees.

On an average, yoga tutors in India charge INR 500 per hour.

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Parameters Used for Setting Yoga Coaching Fees

Yoga instructors are often passionate about what they do and practice yoga regularly. In seeking to share their passion with others, many of them propose their services on platforms such as Superprof where they can connect with prospective students.

Here on Superprof, the teachers set their own rates.

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On our site, a growing number of yoga teachers are ready to take you under their wing and teach you yoga poses both efficient and bizarre.

But how do they decide on the price posted on the platform?

The most important thing to remember is that yoga teachers are free to choose their own rates. Superprof doesn’t impose a price bracket or pricing model they have to follow.

However, they will be using their own criteria to decide what price is fair for them.

They might factor in:

  • Student level (beginner yoga, intermediate level or advanced asanas)
  • The length of the yoga lesson
  • The experience of the yoga instructor.

The more advanced the level opted for by the yoga student, the higher the rates as this will demand extensive knowledge on the yoga teacher’s part and good teaching methods. A beginner yoga student will pay less than an advanced yogi.

The length of a yoga lesson will also influence the price. As in any paid work, yoga instructors are paid by the hour. Therefore, it follows that the longer the yoga class, the more expensive it will be.

Every teacher profile on Superprof is vetted. Superprof verifies the teacher’s identity, experience, diploma and address. This guarantee is a great plus for prospective students.

In addition, all students are invited to leave comments on their yoga instructor’s profiles so future students can profit from them. They can tell about the teacher’s strengths and weaknesses and how they perceived their yoga lessons.

It is also important to note that Superprof doesn’t take a commission off the tutor’s price. Prospective students are asked to pay a one-time fee before contacting a tutor.

In addition, yoga tutors are encouraged to offer their first lesson for free so that students can try out the activity and see how well they get along with the professor.

Indeed, practising yoga with someone you don’t harmonise with is counter-productive.

Locality-wise search filters help you trace your ideal yogi | Source: Superprof

Location Decides Prices

The price of yoga courses on Superprof can also vary depending on where the lessons take place. Depending on the area, yoga classes can either be more expensive in big cities such as Mumbai or Delhi where the average price for a yoga class ranges between INR 740/hr and INR 820/hr. However, in smaller cities such as Madurai, where competition is very low among yogis, the hourly coaching rate can plummet to as low as INR 100/hr!

Make the most of your yoga lessons with this guide on what to expect from your first yoga class.

Choose Your Class Type - Online, Studio or Private

Once you have a fair idea about what it is you want out of your yoga lessons - what type of yoga you wish to learn - the next decision is to choose your form of instruction.

Should you go for a yoga studio near you or opt for a yoga teacher at home? You can even choose online yoga training courses.

The Debate Between Online and Private Yoga Instructors

Online yoga tutorials and free yoga classes on the Internet have become a trend. This is especially useful for those who don't have the time or money to invest in a full-fledged yoga course. 

Online material can often have questionable quality.

What’s more, a yoga video will never replace the presence of a yoga instructor, whether by webcam or in the flesh. Only a live yoga teacher can correct your poses and prevent you from making wrong movements.

Find out what it takes to be an ideal yoga trainer.

Experience Costs More

A more experienced yoga professor will automatically be more expensive than a beginner yoga teacher. However, for a student just starting out with the basics, he/ she can opt for a less experienced teacher who comes at an inexpensive rate.

Therefore, it is best to keep in mind that your needs and the level of yogic knowledge and practice that you want to attain will decide how much you end up spending on yoga.

Online Yoga Classes

Many yogis on Superprof offer the option of availing their services via online portals using a webcam. This is not necessarily a bad thing always, especially for those who are finding it difficult to locate a quality yoga trainer in their neighbourhood.

A webcam allows you to take yoga classes no matter where you are. 

But this option also helps students save. By being able to choose a teacher from anywhere in India, even the world, students have more choice in pricing. No need to settle for the price of a yoga class near you. Technology now gives you the chance to travel virtually.

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Online yoga classes work just well for students who cannot accommodate separate yoga class timings into their busy schedules.

What you really should be asking yourself are three simple questions:

  1. What do I hope to achieve out of my yoga lessons?
  2. Should I go for experience or inexpensive options?
  3. Are private lessons really that much better than going to a yoga studio or learning from online trainers?

Having a private yogi can also be useful as they create the right ambience at home for you to focus on your yoga practice. Unlike in a studio, where there are multiple students to focus on, your private yoga trainer has only you to focus on.

Check out this one-stop guide on learning yoga.

Many private yoga instructors go one step up by bringing with them mood enhancers to supplement their lessons with aids helpful to meditation such as candles or incense.

Also, private yoga lessons do not come with the baggage of hidden extra costs. You can rest assured that signing up at a yoga studio or yoga institute comes with additional fees on top of what has been advertised.

Yoga Courses in India - How Much do They Charge?

Here is a list of some of the more popular and top-rated yoga institutes in India to get you started on your search for the ideal yoga course for yourself!

The Yoga Institute

Based in Mumbai, the Institute conducts regular yoga training camps across the country for aspiring yogis and basic learners. Their Special Regular Classes incorporate the teaching of asanas, pranayama, kriyas, diet and yogic lifestyle, personal health and counselling on other aspects of life. The course costs INR 5000/- payable annually.

Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram

One of the oldest and most respected yoga institutes in India, the KYM is most recognized for its Customised Yoga therapy interventions for adults and children. 

Some of their other attractive yoga training programs include:

  • Citta Śuddhi - Guided Practices of Meditation offers a number of modules on the different aspects of yoga. Each module costs INR 1500/-
  • Rasāyana - Yogic and Āyurvedic Insights on Holistic Health Promotion focuses on yogic approaches to health as well as the practice of Āsana, Prāṇāyāma, chanting and Dhyānam. The course fee is INR  10,000/-
  • Śānti Samṛddham - Peace In Plenty is taught through the mode of yogic chanting that includes select verses from the Bhagavadgīta, Abhītistava and  Śānti Mantra. Participant fees are a bit steep for this specialized yogic course at INR 16,000/-
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Better living is the ultimate aim of yogic practice.

The Art of Living: Sri Sri Yoga

The very popular Sri Sri Yoga course offers a relaxed environment for all students - beginners to advanced learners - to learn yogic postures, push personal boundaries and experience spiritual upliftment in a non-competitive atmosphere. This workshop will incur you an inexpensive fee of INR 1000/-

Yoga has always been part of India's rich cultural heritage. Therefore, it won't be difficult for you to find a high-quality yoga trainer or yoga training institute who sets you on the path of better living!

Whether you opt for Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Iyengar, Bikram, Jivamukti, Kripalu or Ashtanga yoga, this ancient Indian way of life connects us with our true selves.

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