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Veena Grover

Very educational material.Be yourself & relax & add little humor.Be serious, but not stiff.If students get upset for something,stay humble,calm & keep moving with your practice & say, we will talk after the class.Be graceful & don't be patty.

emily

i'm about to teach my first lesson tomorrow. this is helpful, thanks.

Pete

Thanks for the encouragement. I am newly certified and have only been teaching friends by the beach. Tonight I teach for the very first time in a local studio and thanks to you will remind myself that I am a vehicle for yoga and students and not focus on my performance! Thanks again and namaste.

Andrea

Thank you for this article. I've been teaching for 9 years and recently had a lack of confidence. I had knee surgery 3 weeks ago. Not wanting to cancel my classes, I have had a student assist, model poses, while I have been sidelined temporarily. At first I was very shaken by the fact that I felt I was not 'teaching'. Then I realized I was actually seeing the class from different eyes, practicing verbal instructions only, and giving adjustment suggestions from my chair. It has been very humbling and a good check of ego. I am not doing the actual yoga but I am still teaching my class.
Thank you Meghan.
Namaste,
Andrea

DaceYoga

Just wanted to say this was a great article to read today.I have had in the past a little trouble with confidence, but the more I am grounded the better I teach. I agree that teaching has to make sense to me rather than just repeating another teacher.I do set an intention to have confidence and be clear on what I'm teaching.I am always learning and loving the journey. Thank you
Namaste~DaceYoga

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