Student Essay: Me teaching yoga
My first experience teaching outside the training sessions was with a friend at the gym where I do aerobics early every morning. She was so excited about yoga that after I left the gym, she told three other women about yoga and informed me the very next day that theyd like me to teach them as well, once a week if possible! In addition, two neighbor ladies have known how much I enjoy practicing yoga and asked me just last week if I could come into their home and teach them what yoga is all about, which I did with great joy. We three had a wonderful time and as I left, one of them said she now understands why Ive been so enthusiastic, and would I come again next week. Then, after fifteen years away, my husband and I went on vacation to re-visit an area of Minnesota, near where I grew up, from June 1-9 and, much to our amazement, found a lake home for ourselves, made an offer, and bought it. While there, on three separate occasions while talking with women in this tiny community, my husband mentioned that Id just finished yoga teacher training. Each of these women became excited and asked if I would be willing to teach them when we return there since there was no yoga being taught in that area. I received a letter from one of them when we returned to Tempe telling me that shed mentioned yoga to two of her friends, and by that evening (small town news!) she had lined up eight ladies for me to teach! The owner of the B & B where we stayed told me she often has womens retreats there, and has a massage therapist on hand, so would I please offer yoga for those week-ends. And heres another surpriseall of the teaching I have done is with women near my own age who have never been exposed to yoga. I am so excited and thrilled to share what Ive learned. I love working with beginners and have observed two introduction to yoga workshops to gain more knowledge. I enjoy working with this over fifty population and know that I will be doing so when weve moved out of state, so I am also observing yoga for seniors classes for this express purpose.