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Teaching Practice | RYT200 Reflections | Yuqi

Yesterday, we had our first try at teaching a full one-hour class.

Personally, I feel that the challenge to designing a class sequence is to know which body parts you want to target, and ensuring that your class sequence can flow smoothly accordingly. I wanted to play music for my class because as a student, I love yoga classes where they play music. So another challenge for me was to find suitable songs and check that the class sequence flows with the playlist! I actually took quite some time to build the playlist but I really enjoyed it though ?

It was definitely a good experience teaching a full hour class, although it is only to our own classmates – whom we are already familiar with. But it was important as I learnt what are my strengths and weakness, and how to manage my time well. And multi-tasking! – giving instructions, demonstrating and adjusting.

My first community class will begin next Saturday. I’m actually pretty nervous yet excited to teach my own friends and share with them what I’ve learnt during YTT. Looking forward to the next weekend when teaching classes start! But I also realise that I’m left with 8 sessions in YTT… 🙁

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