Teaching My First Yoga Class

 

 

 

Hello Friends!

This post has been somewhat delayed due to our big international move, so I am very happy to finally share it with you today.

Over the Christmas and New Year break we visited Australia, our original home. We spent a week by the beach, and I had the opportunity to put my teaching skills and yoga knowledge into practice by taking a very small (unofficial) yoga class while I was staying there with extended family and friends.

As some of you may have read in my past posts, I am planning to train as a yoga teacher in the future, so this was a fantastic introduction into what it would be like to work as a yoga teacher. I had a great time teaching the class and it was an excellent experience overall.

The duration of the class was approx. 90 minutes, and it was quite a long class mainly because I wanted to go through a large amount of postures to get a feel for what it would be like teaching these in the future, as well as to give my two practice “students” (and me!) a great overall body stretch and workout.

I had good feedback after the class, and the participants enjoyed it so that was great! The main things to add and focus on in future classes are: more breathing work, especially “breathing into the pose”, and spending more time on each posture. This will be possible when I write a shorter sequence with slightly less content.

I would love to share the sequence we did with you here:

(Disclaimer: Please get your Doctor’s approval before beginning any new exercise program).

Bridget’s Beach Yoga Class

Bound Angle or Sitting Cross-Legged

Five Slow Deep Breaths (in your own time, listening to the sound of the ocean)

Stretch Arms Up To The Sky

Shoulder & Neck – Circles & Stretches

Cat & Dog (or Cat-Cow)

Downward Facing Dog

Walk The Dog

Dolphin

Three Legged Dog

Pigeon & Twisted Pigeon

Kneeling Lunge

Fire Hydrant – Circles

Child/Extended Child

Hare

Coyote

Frog

Dead Bug (or Happy Baby)

Reclining Spinal Twist

Through The Hole Stretch

Knee Hug

Plank (or Table)

Sphinx, Cobra, & Upward Facing Dog

Bow

Leg Stretch (Lying On Back)

Plow

Sitting Forward Fold

Spinal Twist

Hero

Mountain & Salute The Sun

Half Moon

Standing Forward Fold

Chair

Tree

Warrior

Triangle

Reverse Warrior

Amazon (Lunge)

Monkey

Thunderbolt

Five Deep Breaths (in your own time, listening to the sound of the ocean)

Corpse

Closing Thoughts: “May all creatures be happy, healthy, and free from suffering”.

Wishing you a peaceful day ahead,

Bridget x 

 

 

 

 

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