I have been introducing yoga to Sailors cruising the globe for 4 years now & I love it!
You not only grow as a student but as a teacher, my realisation “light bulb” has switched on!
“I love to teach beginners!”
It lights me up seeing the look on their faces & conversations after class, how much they enjoyed it, but most of all, I love their comments. Some common remarks; “I thought I could never do yoga,” “I feel so light,” “My mood after yoga gets me through the day,” “My back is improving,” “I feel better after just 3 classes.”
My self practice, keeps me focused as I continue my travelling yoga journey, I find room to grow along the way.
Sometimes I have struggled as a teacher … I find more often, not to introduce advanced asanas with my teachings as I am often not in one place too long & it just isn’t appropriate for my students when they are often new to yoga. I Keep it simple with glimpses of advanced progress from me as a teacher.
I find Teaching preparations a mindful experience, involving quiet time to decide the flow of asanas/postures, music, words to inspire, but the more I teach the more I have learned my preparations are often almost void … as who will be at my new location & join my classes, often 1 Student will change my whole routine planned, but I love that … it challenges me as a teacher & growth happens, after all this is not my practice but theirs.
I had numerous students this past season in Australia who had prior spinal surgery & yoga was helping their rehabilitation & or combining with their physiotherapy exercises, helping regain spinal health.
I’m so proud of all my past students & how each of them embrace the practice & want to continue practicing onboard their boats, when classes are not available.
Many students this season were either re-introducing yoga into their lives, for flexibility, ease of movement sailing, practical exercise for boating, mindful relaxation, releasing tight muscles, helping old injuries…common reasons regardless of age.
Love what you do …. because it shines from you!
Join Leanne Yoga4Yachties in Fiji this season … Like & Follow my Facebook page to see where I’m teaching … July – September.