I snapped this photo just before the students came up to class. For my first workshop I had four students to start with, one left to go treking and the other left because she was ill. It was a perfect number for me to get my feet wet and play with my plan for teaching. The group was really upbeat, postive and understanding about me feeling awkward.
I learned alot about my strengths and weaknesses as a teacher. I have a lot of work to do with my yoga. It is funny, because while I have a consistent yoga practice at home, it is totally random and a little chaotic. Mostly I work on helping something that hurts feel better, and then I am done. So I will be spending my break time actually coming up with a yoga sequence. Hopefully I will also learn a little better how to describe the poses. (One thing I was not prepared for in teaching my classes was non-native speakers. I know it seems obvious now, it is interesting when you have a very specific language for something, and then you have to find different words. )
Question to consider: Is there a lot of variety to your vocabulary or do you find yourself using the same words all the time?