What nobody tells you when you start a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT): You will need a human guinea pig!
You will need to learn by doing and there is no way around it. You will have to:
- learn to be present and confident
- learn to give instructions
- learn to give the right clues at the right time
- learn to adjust students
- learn to be able to spontaneously change the sequence according to your students needs
Last on this list is most likely to happen in every Yoga teachers life. Like on a daily basis. And I feel prepared for that. Why? Because my (most favorite) guinea pig is my partner. What a kind and patient soul.
He is fine with me searching in my head for words (he does not understand because it is Sanskrit), holding poses for way too long because I need the right angle to physically adjust plus encourages me telling me how well I am doing.
And what does that teach me in return? (Apart from he simply is THE best) I understand which instructions must be given quicker than others and adjustments can be wired sometimes.
Also I learn patience for example when he asks me to go with him riding race bikes the next time… :-).
I feel blessed with the strong support during the intense time of the YTT.