A SHOUT OUT IN A STUDENT'S BLOG POST IS VERY YOGIC! (HIGHLIGHTED AREA IS ME.)
My Yoga Journey
Friday, March 22, 2019
The focus at teacher training recently has been our approach to beginners. Teaching beginners the basics of yoga and how to break down the poses so they are easily understood, to be exact. It takes a shift in how we use language and even how we structure the class. Many teachers will say that it is the most challenging part of teaching yoga - but also can be the most rewarding.
So many things have aligned for me around this theme. On Wednesday I practiced with one of my favorite teachers who centered her class theme around becoming child like in our experience of the world and daily life. She shared a prayer that asks God for help to get into this state of unencumbered readiness to receive. The class was challenging, not only because of the dynamic and well sequenced flow she created but also because of this concept of being aware of not knowing how to do something and the freedom that provides. It was beautiful.
That same night I observed a basics class at my local studio, which is part of our curriculum requirements for the training program - and was once again in a position to deeply appreciate the skill of the teachers to which I'm fortunate to have access. The teacher was supportive, clear and loving in her instruction - never once positioning herself above the students, many of whom were clearly beginners with minimal understanding about yoga. It was beautiful.
AND THE BLOG CONTINUES, BUT I’VE JUST HIGHLIGHTED THE SWEET SPOT FOR ME.
THANK YOU MARY MOSCARELLO GUITERREZ. MUCH APPRECIATED.