Private Instruction

Private Asana

A private asana session is suitable for multiple reasons. Private sessions benefit those who are unsure of entering the public setting yet, for those with very specific concerns and questions about their body, and for those who would like more one-to-one attention and time to ask questions. One-on-one time with a qualified teacher is a rare gift. Numerous physical assists will take place customized to your particular body type resulting in affects similar to a full-body massage. Through working privately with a teacher, you can better understand your body and and bring your practice back into the public setting. Those teachers with training in Thai Yoga Therapeutics will also offer this in Shavasana (final relaxation) with healing aromatherapy & light touch if requested.


Private Yoga Sessions (built to suite)

A private yoga session can focus on numerous aspects of yoga, which includes the physical body but are not limited to it. One could request a private yoga session based fully on Buddhist philosophy for example, or inquire about meditation techniques with personal teachings on mantra, or energy clearing (reiki) & understanding of subtle anatomy (the chakras) or Bhakti yoga with teachings of the various melodic songs, the art of vocalization, Sanskrit practice and harmonium lessons.

Private Group Settings for all ages, from Children’s Yoga to Group Adult Yoga Parties to pre-wedding yoga are also a fun way to experience healthy social settings together at Swan River or in your own personal home, party, or business.


In-class Privates (ICP)

Traditionally, yoga was taught one on one—one teacher teaching one student at a time. In modern times, yoga is more often taught in group classes. The Jivamukti Yoga In-Class Private (or ICP) is a unique way to experience both methods of teaching: the student and his or her private certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher together attend a regular group class. From beginning to end, the student practices with the hands on assists of their private teacher, who safely guides them through every minute of the class insuring correct alignment in all asanas as well as deep understanding of all other components of the class (e.g., breathing practices, chanting, etc.). ICPs always conclude with a special deep relaxation yoga massage in shavasana. This is the ultimate yoga class experience. An ICP can be adapted to and given in almost any class at Swan River Yoga. The most popular classes in which to receive an ICP is one of our flow-based classes: Jivamukti Open, Swan River Yoga Open, or Swan River Yoga Slaughter Style.

Please contact Thomas – to schedule an ICP with one of our Jivamukti Yoga teachers.


Integrative Yoga Private with Kelly Haas

Each therapeutic session with Kelly Haas is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the individual. We incorporate yoga asana with hands-on assists, yoga therapeutics, and Thai yoga. The therapeutics application of yoga can be incredibly healing and empowering. Kelly’s past work includes: post-operation, post-physical therapy, cerebral palsy, knee replacements, sport injuries, herniated discs, auto-immune disorders and prenatal. Multiple sessions are recommended to create an individualized yoga program for the student including notes for at-home practice.

Please contact Kelly – to schedule an Integrative yoga private.


Intro to Ageless Yoga with Tim VanDerKamp

Are you brand new to Ageless yoga? Do you have injuries or physical limitations you are concerned about? Would you like to learn a little about yoga before coming to your first big group class? If any of these apply to you, you should consider signing up for an Intro to Ageless Yoga Private Session. During this private session you will learn how to use the various props we work with in group classes. We will address any specific physical issues you have. You will receive instruction on how to modify poses just for you. It is not required to take an intro session, but to get the most out of your experience, we definitely recommend it. In an effort to encourage students to take advantage of this intro session,we offer it at a discounted rate of $60 for one hour.*

*Limit one Intro to Ageless Yoga Private per student. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.

Please contact Tim – to schedule an Ageless yoga private.


Dharma Counseling with Keith Porteous

Beginning with a traditional counseling exchange of sharing and reflection, these customized sessions will move into a led meditation specifically designed to address concerns which need honoring and processing. Restorative yoga with sung mantra relative to the student’s concerns may also be used. Each session is unique and will build on the one before. Some “homework” in the form of journaling may be recommended at the end of the session. The goal of these sessions is not weekly therapy but a specific period of time to honor concerns and hone tools with which one can practice anywhere at any time. Using led meditations from Tibetan Buddhism, these sessions offer a safe, confidential, setting in support of the student’s personal journey. Shared philosophy study of an ancient text may be included as best serves the student.

Please contact Keith – to schedule an Integrative yoga private.


Private Sessions:
1 hour Private Session: $70
1.5 Hour Private Session: $100
In-Class Private Sessions (in a public class): $70

1 hour Integrative Private Yoga with Kelly Haas: $90
1.5 hour Integrative Private Yoga with Kelly haas: $130

50 minute Dharma Counseling with Keith Porteous: $70
75 minute Dharma Counseling with Keith Porteous: $95

1 hour Private Sessions w/ Michelle: $108
1.5 hour Private Sessions w/ Michelle: $130
*To read more about Michelle’s offerings, visit her personal page.

Off-Site Private Sessions (not at Swan River Yoga):
1 hour Private Session: $100
1.5 hour Private Session: $130

Group Sessions:
Small Group Private Session 1 hour  2-10 people: $108
Small Group Private Session 1.5 hours, 2-10 people: $140
Large Group Private Session 1.5 hour Up to 20 people: $170
Larger Groups: Price becomes negotiable based on size.
Off- site group prices: Add $30 to each price.


*Please contact the teacher of choice after your purchase to schedule a time for your private class.

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Spiritual Wedding Ceremonies

Co-owner Michelle Baker is also a registered, legal officiant and can offer a more yogic personal approach to those wishing to make more personal vows and commitments to one another or Bhakti yoga with teachings of the various mantra songs, the art of vocalization, Sanskrit practice and harmonium lessons.

Contact for all wedding ceremony inquiries.