Teaching 教えること。

 *日本語は後に続きます:)

A post on the last (beautiful!) day of August.

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When I started yoga 12 years ago, I never imagined teaching it.
Honestly when I was getting my license, it was to deepen my knowledge for yoga, and didn’t start teaching until a few years after. Taking a class, is completely different from teaching one.

Now that I have started teaching about a year ago, I cannot feel more blessed to be able to share the practice.
I thank friends and students who have been coming to my classes, and truly enjoy seeing bodies, minds and faces changing!
Positively, of course!

I mostly specialize in private or semi-private lessons. Big classes are great too, but it cannot be emphasized enough that all our bodies are different, and there is no same one. In addition to that, how the body feels each day is different too.
One might feel energized, ready to flow through challenging poses, while the other is recovering from a cold and needs a few more of those relaxing poses.

Of course I cannot be inside someone’s body to understand 100% how it feels, but my experiences, injuries, emotional ups and downs, body changes—though sometimes tough, have given me an opportunity to understand more about one’s condition, and accommodate to that in order to give a class that they can benefit from.

And through classes, I learn, more. Looking forward to years more of sharing and living each moment of those “nows” called life:)

12年前、ヨガを始めたときはまさか自分が教えるとは思ってもなかった。資格をとったのもヨガについてもっと知りたいな、と思ったから、で実際教え始めたのはその数年後。教わると教えるって、本当にちがう。

一年前に教えることができて本当に感謝。来てくれる友達や生徒さん、本当に有難い!みんなの顔、身体、姿が変わっていくのを見れるってすごい!

特にプライベート少人数制のクラスを教えています。大きいクラスももちろんとても良いけど、みんな身体が違うことは事実。アーユルヴェーダやヨガでもこれが一番強調されるところ。そして元気なときもあれば身体がだるいときもある。

もちろん人の体に入ってみることはできないけど、自分の今までの経験(良いものつらいもの)や怪我が人の状況をもっと見に染みて理解できるようにしてくれたと思う。その人に合ったヨガを提供できるようにいつも心掛けて!

そして教えることは学ぶこと。これからもみんなにシェアして人生、一瞬一瞬をエンジョイしたいと思う!

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