Teaching Private Yoga Classes, with Irina Verwer

Expand your skills and build a thriving business teaching private yoga lessons.



2- hour online course

Interactive comments platform

EkhartYoga completion certificate

Identify your ideal students and make sure they find you

Explore your unique teaching and personal skills to identify students who would benefit most from what you have to offer.

Use Ayurvedic principles to prepare and adapt your lessons

Learn Ayurveda and breath work as tools to build and adapt your individualized classes and get to the heart of what your student needs.

Develop your practical business skills as a yoga teacher

Discover the best marketing tools and techniques, competitive pricing, teaching locations, Terms and Conditions, and more.

Course structure

Teaching privately is a good way to challenge yourself and develop as a teacher. However, teaching individual lessons in the same way you would teach a group class may do both you and your student a disservice. Irina provides you with tools and tips to enable you to build a private teaching business, which is respectful to your boundaries and beneficial for your students.


What you will learn:

  • Identify the main differences between group and private classes.
  • Explore the demographics and practices that align most with your teaching to identify your ‘perfect’ student match.
  • Find the most effective marketing tools and techniques to reach your ideal students.
  • Gather tips on practical matters, such as your teaching schedule, price packages, teaching location, and Terms and Conditions.
  • Learn the key principles of meaningful and efficient communication with your students before and during the class.
  • Learn to use Ayurveda to build classes that resonate with your students.
  • Explore breath work as a means to assess what your students need and learn to adapt your classes accordingly.
  • Do’s and Don’ts for a targeted and enjoyable one-to-one lesson.
  • Acquire self-care tips for use before, during and after a class.


Starting each class with a short meditation, Irina encourages you to tune in and identify what  resonates with you as a teacher. Finishing each class with a restorative pose encourages you to absorb what you’ve learned.

To illustrate Irina’s teachings and round off this course we have added three EkhartYoga classes based on the 3 Doshas - Pitta, Vata and Kapha.

Would you like a free sample of Irinaโ€™s course?

Meet your teacher:

Irina Verwer

Yoga teacher, holistic coach, vegan chef and writer of two yogic cookbooks, Irina Verwer has travelled the world to study with great teachers and completed several in-depth teacher trainings in Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga. Very grateful for and inspired by all of her teachers, Irina has created a unique style of teaching that is both intense and gentle.

Irina leads workshops, retreats, private classes and coaching sessions throughout the Netherlands. She has also taught yoga on a mountain in Italy, in a forest in France and while travelling through Morocco and the USA. On top of that, she teaches private classes and coaching sessions over Skype.

Besides teaching yoga, Irina writes for several yoga magazines, including the Dutch Yoga Magazine, plus various yoga, health and food websites.