It was a short-lived co-teaching summer romance (not unlike my other short-lived co-teaching spring romance with Linh). Why do my co-teachers keep running away?
Co-teaching started when Linh took my class and realized that I wasn’t being myself when I teach. Normally I crack lame jokes (and laugh at myself) and have a goofy-fun time in class and with my friends. At some point I became a robot – stoically teaching each class. I’m not sure why it happened.
When Linh joined, I started to open up to my students more (I’m actually a very private person, so this is a big deal) and in the process, I became more comfortable and had more fun.
Diane started off as my very first personal mentee. During her teacher training at Yoga @ Cindy’s, she was given the opportunity to select a teacher who she wanted to shadow and learn from and she picked me! (I had mentored others in the past, but they were assigned to me, so I’m not sure if they really wanted to be with me at all. :P) It was easy to mentor Diane because she always asks questions and is open to constructive advice.
I’m glad to have had a my fun co-teachers – their energy and attitudes made class a lot more fun to teach, and I feel like the students felt like it was a lot more fun to take. I was able to create more of a community with a little help from my friends.
Our last class together will be August 27, 2014. Afterwards… who knows. Maybe I’ll bring them back if I turn into an automaton again.
Believe it or not, I am riddled with self-doubt every time I teach. I’ve heard that it never goes away. You are your hardest critic. I always wonder, did they think it was challenging enough or too challenging? Are they relaxed? Did they like the playlist? Fear, doubt, worries, anxiety.
Not really sure how to remedy it.
I guess as long as I try my best, and my intent is good, they will be back. I will teach more terrible classes in the future. But hopefully the students will forgive me, give me another chance, and be blown away by the next.
Generally, I teach at Yoga Spring Studio Mondays at 5:30PM (Power Flow) and Fridays at noon (Vinyasa Flow).
3/3/2012 8:30AM Saturday Yoga Spring Studio Heated Vinyasa Flow
3/5/2012 5:30PM Monday Yoga Spring Studio Heated Power Flow
3/7/2012 5:30PM Wednesday Yoga Spring Studio Heated Power Flow
3/9/2012 12:00PM Friday Yoga Spring Studio Heated Vinyasa Flow
3/12/2012 5:30PM Monday Yoga Spring Studio Heated Power Flow
3/13/2012 6:00AM Tuesday Yoga @ Cindy’s Heated Power Flow
3/16/2012 12:00PM Friday Yoga Spring Studio Heated Vinyasa Flow
3/19/2012 5:30PM Monday Yoga Spring Studio Heated Power Flow
3/20/2012 6:00AM Tuesday Yoga @ Cindy's Heated Power Flow
3/21/2012 7:00PM Wednesday Yoga Spring Studio Heated Gentle Flow
3/23/2012 12:00PM Friday Yoga Spring Studio Heated Vinyasa Flow
3/26/2012 5:30PM Monday Yoga Spring Studio Heated Power Flow
3/28/2012 5:00PM Wednesday Xplore Yoga Heated Power Flow
3/30/2012 12:00PM Friday Yoga Spring Studio Heated Vinyasa Flow