Week One....DONE :)
As with any process, the way that I plan my classes has slowly evolved over the years. I used to sit with pen and paper, writing down my sequence and keeping notes with me so I could refer to them throughout the class. Soon, I stopped needing my notes, and would often change what I had planned anyway :) After that, I started meditating before my classes. For me, the quiet side of yoga has always been HARD! Having something to focus on while doing it, instead of just trying to force my mind to be quiet, has always been helpful for me. I bring my attention and focus to who will be attending, what they might need, and plan accordingly. :)
That process has had to go out the window for these classes! I never how many people will be there. I have to be prepared to teach a wide variety of ages and skill levels, including helping people modify for limitations Before yoga, I would have been thrown by so many unknown variables. Now, I've learned to embrace the challenge.
Yoga helps you find steadiness in your breath and in your body, which translates into steadiness in life xoxo
Week One Totals-
Organizations-WAWM Healthy Lifestyle Coalition, CAAD, WISH, Sodexo Backpack, Community Based Transition, Survive Alive House, Cat Network
Students 13, 12 mat, 1 chair
*Yesterday I posted that this years attendance has already doubled from last year. That turned out to be a little overzealous (numbers are not my strong suit) :) 16 percent is the actual number....that's still pretty amazing to me. Even more impressive is the growing number of people dedicated to being there everyday.
23 more classes to go...it's not too late!!!