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One taught yoga class down …

I am teaching Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose). Photo by Hilda.

I am teaching Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose). Photo by Hilda.

Yesterday afternoon I taught my first yoga class as a certified yoga teacher.

After completing my 10-month teacher training program I planned a trip to Tucson to visit family, get in a little relax time at the Arizona Inn and to teach my first yoga class.

My class was called Do Good While You Feel Good at Hilda’s studio, Mindful Yoga Studio. All proceeds are going to Tucson’s Food Bank.

I had 12 students total, including Hilda and my dad.

A few of the students were invited by me, many were Hilda’s regulars and there was one couple who found the class by looking up a class that fit in their schedule. Plus they liked the idea of the donation class.

As I am not a huge fan talking in front of a group of people (talk about taking myself out of my comfort zone) I was super nervous as the class began.

But eventually I felt comfortable and at ease. I felt confident in what and how I was teaching.

The class seemed to respond well to me, my humor, my class and my style. I just kept things simple and I was just who I am.

I received a lot of great feedback and plan to continue to grow and improve my teaching.

I will be teaching at Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, CA, on July 24 with my friend Sandra as part of the 2013/2014 Deep Yoga graduate Summer Series. See Facebook invite here.

As I start subbing and teaching classes and along with setting up one-one-one sessions I will make updates on Go Fit Girl’s My Yoga Classes page.

2 Responses to “One taught yoga class down …”

  1. Alicia Says:

    Congrats on graduating and teaching your first class. I am also not a fan of speaking in front of a group of people so I know how you feel. I’m looking forward to meeting up with you soon so we can chat more about your new adventures!

  2. Ann Says:

    Thanks, Alicia. We definitely need to get together soon.