During class tonight, I noticed myself sweating up a storm. Which is great, except that I was leading class, not just taking one.
Does this mean I was over-doing? As a newer teacher, I often find myself demonstrating every transition – mostly because I get tongue-tied trying to describe them without feeling them in my body as I lead. But I wonder if I’m also struck with this need to “do” instead of just hold space for my students. I’m finding it hard to let go into just “being.”
Holding the space, creating a safe environment, is the most important part of leading a class. I want to teach a class that is all about the student, and not at all about me. And yet, I find it hard to stay still.
Is this a rookie move? Has anyone else had this experience?