One of the things we learned in Teacher Training was choosing themes for class, setting the tone. Since I have only had students on Fridays so far, I spend my whole week thinking about what I want to use for my theme.
My first class I used new beginnings, naturally. I had a student who was completely new to yoga and a student who has been doing yoga for a while. I thanked them for coming to my first class, and proceeded to discuss listening to their bodies while starting something new.
My second class I spoke about patience. For me, I know that I find myself expecting things to be a certain way already. It is hard to maintain patience. I told my students it is something I work on, on and off the mat. I try to take life one day at a time and I try to remember that it takes time to get some of the more difficult poses. I am still working on crow, and that is one of the poses we learned to teach during training. We easily practiced this one two or three times a week toward the end of training.
I will try to post my musings I use during class here for people to follow. I think it will hold me accountable a little more, and promote my education in yoga some.
Love and light,