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!!!”.