Bikram Teacher Training Fall 2010

A Yogini's Journey to Become a Bikram Yoga Teacher...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Going Over... Oops!

About a month and a half into teaching now. Have about 18 classes under my belt, and things are going well. I feel very comfortable up on the podium... And I have seen students come back to my class, which to me is a sign that they like my class.

The only thing I will say that I really need to work on is still the timing in my class. I started off with accurate timing. Things ended on time. But now, with the cold weather, classes are starting late and I am ending late.

See, students arriving just seconds before class starts. And I like to give them five minutes to get into the room. Then, once everyone gets into the room, I spend another minute talking and explaining things to the newbies. So, we tend to start almost eight minutes late. Then I go about three minutes over in teaching the actual class.

So class ends up running 111 minutes.

Not bad. But once classes stop being so crazy, and the weather doesn't prevent people from getting here on time, hopefully the timing will be tightened up naturally.

The woes of being a new teacher!