So you may remember WAAAAY back in February I mentioned that I was going to be starting to teach a yoga class at a new gym that was set to open in two weeks. Well, you know how construction goes, and I finally got a call at the beginning of April letting me know the gym was open!
I was excited to get started teaching and I worked really hard putting together my first class – which was especially challenging since I really had no idea who would show up to the class and if they’d have yoga experience or not!
Well, it was a lot of wasted worry, because NO ONE SHOWED UP.
It was really frustrating since I had been looking forward to teaching for months, but the gym had only been open a week so members were just getting the schedule. The manager assured me next week would be better.
And it was, ONE person showed up.
Week 3 – TWO people show up. Great.
Well, I just got back from teaching what I consider my first REAL yoga class!
And no, it wasn’t at the gym.
A few weeks ago I had agreed to sub a class at the yoga studio that I regularly go to (and where I did my training). I had assumed I would have had a few classes under my belt by the time it got here, but clearly no such luck since the gym wasn’t producing many budding yogis.
I was really nervous, but honestly I think it went really well!
There were 12 people and at the end of the class they all thanked me and said how much they enjoyed the class – and this was before they knew it was my first “real” class, so I don’t think they were just being nice! (Or at least I’m hoping they weren’t!)
I did bring my notes with me (as you can see in the picture above next to my mat) just in case I got nervous and totally blanked out, but I really didn’t end up using them.
And for music (which honestly is the part of the class I dread planning the most!) I just played a Beatles acoustic album which worked out great!
I’m so glad to finally have taught (what I consider) my first class!
(And even more glad that it went well!)
Namaste and have a great weekend!