- Published: Thursday, 07 May 2015 19:58
Our new teacher, Debra, shares her first teaching experience at our new class at Lifeline Connections in Vancouver:
In preparation for teaching my first Living Yoga class, I met with Teri, the co-teacher, to discuss sequences and to learn what I should expect from a Men’s recovery class. She advised me to expect the unexpected, get the class moving, have some modifications in mind, and have more tools in your tool belt than you will ever need. Oh, and don’t forget to enjoy yourself!
We had a large class of 20 men. There were more men then mats! My first challenge was acclimating to the fact that this was not a yoga studio. The age range was late 20's to early 60's, with an assortment of abilities and limitations. About half of the men were apprehensive about taking the class, and at least three men were physically unable to get on a mat at all.