I taught my first community class last Friday.
Amazing. Newly offered a few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure how many people would show up. Two my other fellow graduates are sharing the teaching schedule.
It was a nice sized class at 10 people.
Everyone had a fairly consistent practice so we hopped in and got down with some yoga. Kicked some asana.
So. Much. Fun.
There’s something about the notion of a community class.
Pay what you can. Pay a dollar. Pay a nickel. Pay a penny. Pay with a prayer and a bow. But come yoga. Move your body. Move your mind. Move your heart.
Teaching a few donation based classes is so great for a new teacher like me. Gives me a chance to get really good and give back at the same time. The studio owner said to me, “Take classes. Teach classes.” Simple, smart powerful advice. It’s awesome to have the chance to do that.
So I take every class I can, teach every class that I can get and offer to sub for every class that I’m experienced to sub.
It’s made these first 6-8 weeks of teaching empowering. I see people smiling and sweaty after class. That’s a good sign.
This is yoga. And it’s a community.