I have been teaching Yoga now for 1.5 years, at least 3/4 classes a week. That makes ~250 classes!
Over the last year, my classes have developed a lot. I started teaching a very simple Vinyasa sequence, the one I learned in my 200h YTT, but soon I started innovating! I had many years of practice behind me, so it was not hard to come up with new sequences.
All my classes are different, and I always try to add a surprise factor in them! However, the structure remains the same; opening of the class; bringing awareness to the breathing and focus on the inner-self, warm up, long standing sequence, short seated sequence & relaxation.
I like to keep some consistency so the student can identify patterns and is able to learn the sequence fast. I also try to keep a balance of holding & flowing, the first round we would go slowly on each side, to go deeper & focus on alignment, after we would coordinate with movement & breathing.
I put a lot effort on making my classes special, on offering a unique experience that will leave a nice memory on the student.
What it is important to me when designing & teaching sequences:
- Well structure & good transitions.
- Balance between holding & flowing.
- The class feels dynamic & fun.
- There is a part of strong practice that challenges the student.
- A good Savasana.
And yet, the most important thing for me is the experience my class creates for my students & the emotions it generates on them. I love to hear comments after my class, I embrace feedback and take action upon it.
Thanks so much for reading and if you have practiced with me, please let me know how you felt 🙂