Positives and Negatives of studio/class practice vs at home

Hi all,

If you mainly do at home practice, what do you miss from the classes?

I’ve done a mix of classes and at home practice, mainly home practice the last year. There a definatley some things I miss but others things definitely not, heres my list below of both (dont want to bash those that do either at home or classes - whatever works for you);

Benefits of studio;
-For me I like having the teacher come round and adjust my poses (however in a class of 20-25 I was finding that i wasnt getting much attention - maybe that was a good thing? :smile:)

  • good group dynamic
  • access to heated rooms
  • studio was close to home (walkable)

Negatives:

  • Large weekly cost (DYWM is less than the cost of one class)
  • when theres too many people can get cramped
  • fit to studio timetable

Benefits of at home;

  • cheap
  • do it whenever

Negs

  • sometimes not enough room to do poses
  • I miss the little essays in savasana when the teacher reads out a motivation passage. Maybe thats what DYWM could incorporate.

Let me know what you find are the positives and negatives of both. I like to see what people think

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I remember going to classes at the local school when my kids were young. I’d come home feeling light and floaty to a stressed husband and crying kids.
The classes were great but I prefer to go at my own pace and even though my kids are grown up now I still rather work out at home.

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Great points.

Some of the feedback we have received included:

  • Drive time to a studio and parking can be problems.

  • Many find it intimidating to do yoga with students who are dressed in the most fashionable yoga wear and can do the more advanced poses.

  • Some people find that there are too many distractions at home to keep them focused.

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I have found no downside to yoga at home. I much prefer to do yoga in my own home, where I can have privacy and quiet.

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Yes! So true! I feel the same.

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I am in my forties and am lucky to have a good sense of my body, through running and dance classes (alignment, knowing when to push or stop). Having tried yoga classes in NYC and Berlin, I have to say that I prefer DYWM to any studio or other home videos, mostly due to the personality range, physical guidance and clarity of the DYWM teachers (I use classes of many teachers, styles and levels). Because of and solely with the DYWM website classes, I have been able to do yoga nearly everyday for 3 1/2 years, something I would not have been able to do, for lack of time and the chance of finding teachers with whom to grow. In my short few years with DYWM, it amazes me that the teachers are able to take a set of asanas and show their own growth explorations, as well as offer and support us the same. My heartfelt gratitude!

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Wow, thank you! I’m glad that you appreciate what we are all about!

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