Journal Entry #15-Teaching My First Sequence

Katie Willden

YTT III

Journal Entry #15

 

Teaching my first sequence

 

            Well, I did it.  I taught my first sequence tonight.  I was completely nervous and vulnerable.  I have been thinking about this night since the beginning of the semester, but I didn’t think I would still be so nervous about finally teaching in front of my peers.

            I went into class tonight feeling okay, but nervous and I definitely had a front put on so I didn’t seem too nervous.  Luckily, though, I was the first one in the group, so I at least got to get it out of the way.  I started with some sun salutations and went through them pretty effortlessly.  We finished the sun salutations with setting the intention for the class and a meditation.  In this mediation I wanted to set the intention for being authentic and for being grateful for my authenticity.  I was very vulnerable at this point and I really allowed myself to reveal some things I didn’t intend to reveal, but it worked for what I was working for.

            We moved into some more powerful poses and I decided to end in a few restorative poses.  I liked my sequence and felt that it wasn’t too much of a cool down, even though it was somewhat restorative at the end.

            After I read some of the comments from my classmates, I felt that my intention was understood and felt and that people were receptive to it.  Even though the comments in the areas that I could improve were constructive and only meant to help me to be a better teacher, I still felt a twinge of sadness and self-confidence drop after reading them.  I know that the more I practice the better I’ll become, so I’m just trying to focus on growth and on walking like thunder through my training and know that I can do this.

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