This past week I experienced teaching yoga for the first time! It was an exceptional moment in my life because I know absolutely now, that this is what I am supposed to be doing!
My big hurdle was nerves. Mercifully, for our first time teaching the sequence had to be just five minutes long but, we would all be teaching in front of our fellow students and our teachers, which is daunting for even the experienced teachers in the course – five minutes felt like an hour! I focused intensely on learning the poses and then I spent a lot of time on the words, basically this was the most frustrating part because no one tells you how hard it is to find the right words. Then I had to learn how to say them while at the same time giving instruction to breathe! Somehow I just knew it would all come together, I just had to have faith.
Every morning I practiced for as long as I could, then I would meditate, after which I would head off to my day job. In the afternoon I practiced some more, this time with yoga mats spread out on our back deck and my wonderful daughters and darling hubby as my willing crash test dummies! I am so grateful for their help, I love them so much!
I think I was as prepared as I could be, and by the time I stepped onto the mat in front of my fellow student teachers, I was still nervous but I was also very calm and also very happy – I couldn’t stop smiling! When I finished, I took my place on my mat amongst my fellow student teachers, but what I really wanted to do was click my heels together and high-five every one of them!
I have never had an experience like it! The feedback I received was amazing, very positive and I feel so happy and transformed from the whole experience, I’m looking forward to the next time already.
Have a wonderful week.
love & light xo