The Joy in Teaching is Learning

I’ve been a yoga teacher “officially” for a little more than two years.  The journey of teaching has been a bit of a roller coaster ride.  Moments of flow would be weaved with a roller coaster ride of nervous anxiety and or the wanting perfection.

I’ve recently taken on a new yoga class of five and six year old children.  They leave no room for me to get self critical or nervous because if I do, I miss giving them the energy they need to “get the lesson.”  They often require more creativity and variety in a lesson to hold their attention.  They have been an incredible joy and I’ve been surprised at how much I’ve learned from them.  I realized they are teaching me just as much (if not more) as I am teaching them.   I am so thankful and lucky to have had this joyful exchange in a class.

My adult classes are going to have to live with this “New” effect the kids have had on me.  I see sparks shine equally as bright in kids and adults.  The kids are spreading the joy, and rippling “we are all learning more and having fun doing it!!!”.

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