private yoga

While all yoga supports you physically, emotionally, and spiritually, one-on-one yoga lets you work on what makes sense for your body—at your own pace. These 1 hour in-studio sessions allow you to work privately with hand-picked Black Mountain Yoga instructors, to create a practice that makes sense for your body and your level of experience. Private instruction is useful in developing a home practice and in learning to adapt postures to serve your individual needs.

Our private clients typically have 1 of 3 goals:

black-mountain-private-yoga-ashevillePrivate Yoga Coaching

Perhaps you’re a beginner and want to get started in yoga without being overwhelmed or intimidated. Or you may be an experienced yogi who wants to go to the next level in your practice or work more in-depth. Students frequently benefit from personalized help to deepen their yoga practice. Coaching sessions include feedback on how to properly perform yoga postures and customized modifications specific to your individual goals and body. Students who have attended coaching sessions report that the sessions help them to break through challenges and limitations.

Personal Practice Development

Students frequently want to practice yoga more often than they can come to group classes. Practicing at home is a useful and cost effective supplement to group classes at our studio. A personal practice consultation includes evaluation of your specific goals, strategizing to make your practice consistent, and provides a visual and written practice plan that you can carry-out at home. Your teacher will guide you through the subtleties of your personal routine, so you leave familiar with how to practice on your own safely and effectively. Personal practice consultations are most effective when done in conjunction with group yoga classes; this keeps your personal practice challenging and fun.

Health challenges/Limitations

(Also see yoga therapy) Some students have needs that are not met by group classes. Perhaps you have injuries (e.g., back, knee, shoulder) or other chronic health concerns (e.g., woman’s issues, stress, arthritis, chronic headaches, and insomnia). Or you may want to work toward a specific physical goal such as increased flexibility, balance, or strength; target problem areas like tight hips or hamstrings or weak knees, or increase your mental focus in a particular sport or activity. We work one-on-one with students who have a variety of health challenges or limitations and create a therapeutic yoga regimen specific to their body and health goals.

Special needs instruction is best when done in a series of a few sessions. While the number of sessions needed varies, depending on experience and goals of student, most students have a workable plan after 1 to 6 sessions.

Our Teachers

martia-croppedMartia Rachman, E-RYT 500, is a dual-trained yoga therapist; with experience as a yoga instructor, counselor, and massage therapist/bodyworker. She combines her knowledge and skills as a therapist with her acumen as a master yoga instructor to offer a truly unique healing experience.

brandon-croppedBrandon Hudson, RYT 200, is a trained yoga therapist who works with both adults and children. She specializes in teaching alignment and breathing. She is also certified in Creative Relaxation, a therapeutic yoga program for children with Autism and Special Needs.

katie-croppedKatie Hay, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, is a trained yoga therapist who has experience working with anxiety, grief, PTSD, wheelchair and chair yoga, yoga for beginners, mindfulness, assistance building a home practice, and general yoga therapy for common conditions.

brandon-croppedRebecca Willman, RYT 200, has experience working with stress relief, anxiety/panic and trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem; Yoga for LGB/Queer and Trans people; intuitive healing through meditation; pre- and post-natal yoga, and dealing with death, miscarriage, pregnancy or major life changes.

katie-croppedValerie Holbert, RYT 200, is a trained yoga therapist who teaches yoga for chronic pain, yoga for trauma, yoga for all bodies, yoga for beginners, and yoga for kids.

Private Sessions

Contact us to schedule an appointment or call the studio at 828-669-2939.

For us, yoga is more than a series of postures.

At least once a week there is a child in one of my yoga classes. For me this shows how inclusive, accessible, and welcoming BMY is. It is a non-competitive community where all ages, skill levels, body types, and colors of yoga pants are welcome to practice! Without any air of pretension or intimidation BMY provides me a near-daily retreat.

– Katie

We are committed to YOU and your yoga & wellness experience. No matter your age or ability, we are YOUR yoga studio.


Black Mountain Yoga

116 Montreat Road
Black Mountain
North Carolina

Phone: (828) 669-2939