Yes, you read that right! I taught my very first yoga class this weekend. It was sorta last minute, sort of non-traditional, and sort of awesome!
My mom manages a gym in my home town. I’ve been getting antsy since finishing teacher training, just wanting to get some real life teaching under my belt. I had asked my family if I could do a class just in the back yard. My mom said I could use the room in the gym, and so my first yoga class was born!
It wasn’t officially affiliated with the gym, but we told people over the course of a few days, and guess what? A whole butt load of people showed up!! There were over 20!
I planned a beginners sequence, as a majority of people coming had never even practiced yoga before. I was pretty nervous before, but as has happened in the past (in teacher training) a sort of calm comes over me as I step into the seat of the teacher.
There is a ton I need to work on. Adjustments, speaking more to alignment actions and muscle engagements, and packing in more poses since this time for some reason the clocked seemed as though it had stopped! With that said I was really happy with how it went. Everyone said they loved it! It was the perfect mix of people taking it seriously, knowing how beneficial it is for their bodies, but also having fun and enjoying some moments of laughter.
I spoke about progress and not perfection which was inspired by Laura from Mommy Run Fast’s post this week.
To achieve progression all you need to do is take that first step towards something new. And that’s exactly was everyone in my class did today. I am so grateful for the people… friends, family, and strangers who let me lead them in their first yoga practice. I’m so excited for the next part of my teaching journey.
I truly believe you can become whatever you want in this life if you simply make the choice to step towards what you want.