Private Yoga & Meditation Instruction 

Traditionally the practice and teaching of yoga has included postures, breathing techniques, concentration, relaxation and meditation, tailored to the individual's needs. Private instruction will meet you where you are and as such is quite powerful.

Why private instruction?

  • You have a health condition (injury, physical limitation, chronic illness...) that requires specific modifications.

  • You want to practice specifically to relieve anxiety, insomnia or other nervous system imbalance.

  • You want to tailor your practice to your Ayurvedic constitution.

  • You want to deepen your pranayama (breathing) practice.

  • You want to focus on meditation.

  • You want to focus on relaxation.

  • You'd like to deepen your practice, physically, mentally and spiritually.

  • You can not make it to a yoga studio or do not like practicing in a group setting.


  • Choose from 3, 10 and 20-session packages.

  • Semi-privates are available, with up to 3 people who have similar levels and needs.

  • Manhattan only.

  • If you are interested in learning meditation, breathing or relaxation techniques, all those can be taught virtually (Skype, Facetime)

  • For rates and to schedule your first session please contact Sylvie at sylviebarth_at_gmail_dot_com



Private Yoga Instruction in Manhattan

Benefits of Yoga

  • Better sleep

  • Deep relaxation (i.e. major stress-relief!)

  • Feeling at ease in one's body

  • Clarity of mind

  • Feeling at peace

  • Increased self-awareness (key to all positive transformations)

  • Increased flexibility

  • Improved muscle tone

  • Greater range of motion

  • Enhanced circulation of blood, lymph, and energy

  • A strong and healthy back

  • Improved balance

  • Lower blood pressure

”Having been a student of yoga for over fifteen years, starting at age sixty, I have had many experiences with a variety of yoga instructors in NYC, Southampton and Florida. Unquestionably Sylvie (twelve years with her) is more accomplished, more studied, capable and knowledgeable than any other I have practiced with. Really have no words to describe Sylvie’s skillfulness and uniqueness. I love our deeply restorative and meditative sessions, and how she intuitively integrates Thai massage stretches, Reiki or yoga nidra according to my needs. She takes yoga instruction to a different level. So grateful to have her in my life.”
— Carol Gersten, New York City

Sylvie Barthelemy is a superb yoga instructor. I have been fortunate to have her come to my home for 1:1 sessions where she tailors my practice to exactly my level and needs. I love how meticulous she is in her instruction, including using “hands on” to make sure I am getting the greatest benefit from the practice. I appreciate her encouraging manner. I began 1:1 yoga during chemotherapy four years ago and it made all the difference in how my body felt, releasing the tightness in my muscles and helping me learn to breathe and relax. I now feel that my body is in better condition than it was ten years ago.
— Judy Rottersman
Working with Sylvie privately has been a transformative experience for me and my family, as our connection to yoga has deepened collectively and individually. Each week is different, but Sylvie always comes with a new class carefully thought through and sequenced, always modifying her plan sensitively and intuitively in response to our limitations and preferences. We are so lucky to have this meditation and vinyasa practice with such a brilliant and skillful yoga teacher .... at home!
— Robin Wilentz