I teach my first official yoga class tomorrow night. Official meaning this is the first time my name has appeared on the schedule. I have to say it seems rather strange to me to read my own name when I look at the schedule which is roughly 10x a day :)
I am actually subbing as noted above. I will be teaching the Tuesday and Friday 7:30 class on a weekly basis and once my training is over I'll be back to the Sunday free class which is something near and dear to my heart. There is something special about free yoga for me, and as someone who is still fairly new to this experience, it feels safe to be a part of a free class. I also really like having the bar set nice and low.
Here is the playlist I am planning to use.
I was originally all fired up for my first class on Friday, as a bridge to the weekend, a transition out of the misery of office work hell, but now I'm going to have to be there one day early.
I don't have a theme totally dialed in yet but a lot of thoughts are running through my head. My broken back from yesterday morning, the loss of my four footed friend, and the beginning of a new chapter of my life all seem to be taking center stage.
I've told a few friends this, but I'm sure it's a fairly universal experience. When I rehearse in my head, I am this awesome instructor who says all the right words at all the right times. But when I teach an actual class, I trip, I stumble, and I just plain forget all of the cool ideas I had stored up. I wonder if the game will slow down, if I'll be able to really start pulling in those nuggets as planned. It feels like I'm heading in that direction, but I'm still so very far away.
I'm about to attempt to write a bio. This is one of the hardest types of writing I do. I am phenomenally bad at writing about myself in a manner fit for general public consumption. But that's sort of the whole point of yoga in the first place for me. Doing something I am bad at because it is healthy to challenge myself. It is healthy to be bad. It is healthy to fail and flop and fall. So here I go.
Look, ma, no hands!