This class was a bit of a rough go on Thursday. Both Jackie and Jacqueline (two of MY teachers!) were in my class! I was nervous and I really didn’t want to be. I know Jacqueline and Jackie will still love me (at least I hope so!) even if I don’t teach the best class ever. But my nerves, they showed up. Big time.
But….everyone said the class wasn’t terrible. Cecilley said it was her favourite class yet, although I need to adjust my pitch at times. Thanks, Cecilley, I appreciate the feedback. Jackie said the class was good too! What? This makes no sense to me.
I felt off. I felt uncomfortable in my own body and I couldn’t get myself grounded or calm. My words weren’t flowing, I was tongue tied. But every teacher gets nervous and every teacher has their off day.
So things to work on: Some of my breath cues were off. Okay, that’s not so bad. It’s funny how much your own breath helps guide you as you teach. Jackie always said breath with the class. I was not breathing with my class. I also said “here” a lot. Weird. This hadn’t come up in my pervious class with Jackie and I didn’t hear myself saying the word. So where that came from I had no idea, but another easy fix once I take notice of it.
All in all, my transitions were good, however, some sides (for double sided poses) were held longer than the other. Again, if I was actually breathing then maybe this wouldn’t have been an issue. It’s okay, another excellent point to remember for next time.
The feedback was great and if anything I need to prepare myself more for classes in advance. I didn’t feel ready. My next class is in the hot room. Oh my goodness. I best be ready for this one!