Yoga teachers often ask me (and plenty of “soon to be” yoga teachers who attend my Business of Yoga classes) “what do you charge for an in-home private yoga session?” It seems like it should be a simple answer. In my mind, there is a lot more to it than most think. So I’m going to put it out there…
As for my in-home private yoga rate where I travel to the client (which means I am managing the commute/traffic/rolling out the door for 6am client on a cold winter morning/etc.), I generally charge $125. The final rate depends on location so it could be a little more or less.
Plenty of teachers charge A LOT LESS. There have been numerous times (more than I can count) that I have been told I am too expensive. The result: I don’t get the business. Keep in mind I have been doing this full time for 10 years (teaching roughly 400+ classes/year). Most of those charging less are much, much less experienced. This is why it’s not really an apples to apples comparison – though I think a lot of people new to yoga aren’t so concerned about that or don’t even inquire about experience level of their prospective instructor.
I have been blessed in that the clients I do have want quality and that’s what I offer. Personally I believe the best piece of advice I can give when asked “what do you charge for a home private yoga client?”…charge a rate you are comfortable and confident with and stick with it. Enough said. Happy Sunday!
Melody of abellaYoga has been gratefully teaching office yoga (and private yoga) full-time in Washington, DC, Alexandria and Arlington, VA since 2006. Thankful for experiences gained in the telecom/tech corporate world, this ex-marketing, yoga-chick is happy to share all she knows about yoga with all. Find her blogging here, scrolling facebook.com/abellaYoga page or on twitter.com/abellaYoga -follow @abellaYoga