Sooo I kinda taught for the first time…
Posted by: Leili Learning Life
Under: yoga teacher training
What a weekend! Weekend 7 of yoga teacher training was definitely a full one.
We taught real live people some yoga.
WE TAUGHT REAL LIVE PEOPLE SOME YOGA!
My teacher training sisters and I planned out a 60 minute class, decided who would teach which poses, and led It’s All Yoga‘s Free Friday class. (Reading this and don’t know what that is? Every Friday at 4:30 pm, IAY offers a free class taught by Teacher Trainees and last year’s graduates. Visit the website to sign up online.)
I think we had about 10 people show up to take the class. Three of us trainees took the class while the rest of us sat, observed, and waited our turn to teach.
I don’t even really have words for this first experience. We all did wonderfully. I can say that, right? In my humble opinion, that we did such a great job? Each of us showed up and brought something to make this first class truly “ours.”
Things I’d like to remember from my own experience:
- Teaching is fun
- I like being around/talking to groups of people
- I can trust my growing intuition to guide me
Things to consider for next time (and the next time, and the next):
- Let every pose in the sequence count
- Address what I’m seeing
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Sunday was Kirtan day. Alicia taught us some sweet moves (lolol) from the Dances of Universal Peace, and led us through chants accompanied by her talented husband Dan. What a fun day!
This chant has stuck with me (as I’m trying to stifle my own cold):
om bekandze bekandze
radza samudgate soha
May the sentient beings
who are sick
quickly be freed from sickness.
And may all the sicknesses of beings
Never arise again.
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The Bhagavad Gita is annoying me.
I’m noticing all of the tamastic stuff that I do. I’ve got Gita guilt.
Why is garlic tamastic?