We're at the point in the semester that each student in my Intro to Yoga class has to teach a 30 minute practice. I spent some time last week preparing an outline, and hosted a free class on Saturday to give it a trial run. I'm really grateful people showed up and I had a chance to go over the outline and make edits.
I was originally scheduled to teach for my peers next Monday, but I today spontaneously volunteered to fill a spot left by a sick classmate. I wasn't necessarily prepared, and my notes were a wreck, but I'm glad I did it. It feels good to get it over with, and now I won't have to worry about it over the holiday.
Three other people presented before me, and I was challenged with squeezing my practice into a smaller chunk of time at the end of class. The only disappointment to me was being so short on time that my peers weren't given an opportunity to critique my practice and give suggestions. I was really looking forward to feedback!
It felt good to be in front of a class again, and I appreciate my teacher's feedback so much. She's the reason I'm going to cram three classes into spring semester instead of just two; she's definitely teaching the practicum in spring, but is not guaranteed in the summer. I want to have her for my practicum because it's going to be a LOT of work. After each lecture with her this semester, I feel like I've been given a big hug. I think I'll need that kind of nurturing during the practicum.
This semester has flown by and I can't believe it. College felt like it lasted EONS, but this course has been so fun and quick. I guess a huge difference, besides loving the subject matter, is that I'm not a young twenty-something desperately trying to find myself. That played a part in college feeling overwhelming, I'm sure.
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