Are you constantly stressed out?

People try different ways of reducing their anxiety. Some try medication or vitamin supplements, others give yoga a chance.

The benefits of yoga are multiple. With yoga, you can:

  • Learn to control your breathing
  • Master mindfulness
  • Become more flexible
  • Tone your muscles
  • Improve your concentration
  • Feel more fulfilled
  • Improve your self-confidence.

Yoga comes from India, where yoga centres developed over centuries in several different towns. It helps avoid a lot of stress-related illnesses. Whether Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama exercises, Ashtanga Yoga or Prenatal Yoga - the benefits of yoga are mainly in promoting relaxation and a feeling of well-being.

But both group yoga classes and private lessons at home can vary greatly in pricing.

So how do you know if that yoga class near you is well-priced?

How Do Yoga Teachers Set Their Prices?

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.

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 chose 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 lesson
  • The yoga instructor’s own experience

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

The length of a 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.

The Price of Yoga Lessons Varies According to Geographical Location

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 the cities such as London or out in smaller towns where there isn’t as much competition.

In the UK, yoga classes through Superprof average about £ 35 an hour.

Bigger cities will have more variation on the price - for example, prices for yoga London and the greater London area range from £15 to £60 an hour. Smaller cities can be cheaper, though without as much competition some profs ask for more, especially if they are very well qualified in different types of yoga.

City yoga is priced differently from elsewhere.
Prices vary more in the bigger cities - such as here in London with its outside yoga course. Photo credit: Spitalfields_E1 via Visual hunt

Hourly Rates Vary Depending on the Yoga Teacher’s Experience and Training

Free yoga classes or online yoga tutorials can be very attractive to those who can’t spend too much on their pastimes. However, they generally don’t offer good 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.

Private yoga classes or yoga centres?
On-site yoga teachers are useful for correcting poses, but cost more than online lessons via webcam. Photo credit: Oregon State University via

However, here are some pointers on finding a less expensive yoga class. As we just said, a more experienced yoga professor will automatically be more expensive than a beginner yoga teacher.

Of course, an intermediate level professor will still be competent - he or she will simply not have more advanced knowledge. But this makes absolutely no difference to a beginner yoga student.

If you want to learn yoga basics, you can go for a less experienced teacher - and so a cheaper one.

Many students offer yoga courses to help them get through the month or to gather professional experience. They are often very passionate and fully able to convey the basic elements of yoga practise.

Everything depends on the level you want to attain.

For your information, there is a gap of about £10 between a beginner yoga teacher and an experienced one.

Online Yoga Classes or Home Yoga Lessons?

That is the question!

It is perfectly possible to take yoga courses via webcam. Many Superprof yogis offer this option in order to enlarge their student base. This means they can teach students far away.

It’s also a plus for students living off the beaten path who can’t find a yoga class near them. This can be the case if they live in the country, for example.

Yoga is a true phenomenon. More and more yoga teachers are offering classes throughout Britain.

A webcam allows you to take yoga classes no matter where you are. Even is your yogi is not present in the flesh, they can give suggestions and show you how to do the poses. They can even correct their students’ mistakes.

But this option also helps students save. By being able to choose a teacher from anywhere in Britain, 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.

Better a live yoga instructor than a video.
Even cats benefit from online yoga lessons. But a live yoga teacher is always better than a recording. Photo credit: Jason Riedy via Visual Hunt

Prospective yoga students now have this choice: cheaper rates or the presence of a teacher.

This latter option can also be very useful. In the flesh, a yoga teacher brings a certain ambiance with them. Many are willing to bring yoga mats for beginner yoga students and some supplement their lessons with aids helpful to meditation such as candles or incense.

And you can be sure that your internet connection won’t fail in the middle of your yoga lesson.

  • What is the competition asking for an hour of yoga?
  • Are private lessons really better than those offered by yoga studios and institutes?

These are common questions.

First of all, if you are taking yoga courses at an institute or studio, you should know that the hourly price is not always the actual price. Additional fees can accrue - inscription or administration fees, for example.

At Superprof, the average cost of a one-hour yoga lesson is £35. There is a one-time fee of £19 for contacting a tutor, payable only once you have agreed to take lessons from them.

There is no go-between that separates the students from the teachers - a good way to ensure a fair price on both ends.

Yoga institutes are sometimes more expensive.
A yoga studio or yoga centre will often ask for additional fees apart from the yoga class rates.

Here are some fees to give you an idea of what the rest of the yoga market is like:

  • offers yoga lessons as streaming videos. They ask for $9.95 a month or $95.40 a year.
  • The Iyengar Yoga Institute offers beginner classes for £11, with a three-month membership fee of £25 or an annual fee of £55. A 6-lesson Introduction to Iyengar Yoga course includes a three-month membership and cost you £72.After that, it’s up to you, the student, to figure out if you would prefer online yoga classes, home yoga lessons or group courses at a yoga studio. Chacun à son goût!

Learn what to expect from your yoga lessons with our guide to yoga classes.

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