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18 Feb
Posted by Nikola Ellis

Conducting private yoga therapy assessments

Do you feel confident conducting an assessment with a private yoga student? Do you know how to figure out exactly what that student needs and then create a practice that fully supports their unique needs? 


If you're not 100% sure, you're not alone. Many yoga teachers and yoga therapists find it challenging to properly assess private students. If that sounds like you, you'd definitely benefit from using the 4-step assessment process used by Yoga Therapists. It's called the Vyuha Model and it comes from that authentic source of yoga wisdom, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. 

In this video, I run through the 4 steps of this model and show you how to use them in your private yoga sessions. You'll find this process really helps you to:


  • Assess a student's needs
  • Understand their goals
  • Choose exactly the right yoga poses and techniques to support them

I've also created a free and fabulous worksheet to help you practice this process with your students. The worksheet walks you through each step of the model so you can try it out right away.


Watch the video below to learn all about the 4 Step Model of private student assessment.

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Nikola Ellis

Nikola Ellis is the founder of Adore Yoga, yoga therapist, counsellor and teacher trainer. She conducts regular trainings that help people of all ages, shapes and abilities enjoy the benefits of yoga and meditation, including Meditation Facilitator Certificate Trainings; Level 1 200hr Teacher Training and Post Graduate Yoga Teacher Training in Mental Health, Adaptive Asana and the Foundations of Yoga Therapy and a highly regarded professional 650hr Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy.