First teaching attempt!

Last week-end was the second week-end of the training and, oh boy, it was intense!

First I was happy because my very good friend Isabel joined the training, and it has a great signification for me.
4 years ago I was staying with her in LA, she was starting a new job and was a little stressed out. One morning she told me that she needed a yoga class and that we should go when she’d come back from work. I had a few unsuccesfull attempt with yoga classes. The first one was at my gym, i’m kind of a nervous person, and I didn’t know at that time that there were different kinds of yoga. So I just went. We had to breath one nostril at a time (Nadi Shodana), which I found ridiculous, and I came out of the class even more nervous than before!
So my friend had to basically drag me to this class! It was power yoga. I will never be thankfull enough for that! After the class I was feeling so great! Because of Isabel I start practicing yoga so I’m really grateful that she does the training with me.

In our training, Tamal, wants us to know how to teach. So we practice a lot with each other. And that’s how we ended up teaching Surya Namaskara A to the entire class.
When I stepped out of the mat my voice was shaking but I didn’t mess up the breathing part, and that’s great because breathing is one of the most important thing in yoga. If a teacher doesn’t teach you how to breath properly: Run Away!
The other tricky part of that exercice is that the other 27 students will have to teach you too! So we spent 1 hour doing sun salutations! It felt good good, but by the end of the day I was exhausted!

Tonight my week-end 3 starts, and guess what comes after Surya Namaskara A?

Stay tuned!



Published by cheyenneyoga

SmartFLOW yoga teacher. I've studied Power vinyasa, restorative, and yoga for pregnant woman with Tamal Dodge in Los Angeles. After that wonderful time, I felt attracted by movement and flow, so I studied with Shiva Rea for 300 hours her Prana Flow style. But after a yoga for scoliosis workshop and after realizing what I want in my practice and for my students, I've decided to focus on a more alignment focused yoga, and started studying with the great Annie Carpenter. Now, after more than 400h with her, my teaching skills had changed for the best. The more I learn the more I have to share with my students, so I follow different trainings every year and I had the great honor to learn from amazing teachers like Krista Cahill, Maty Ezraty or Dona Holleman. I'm now teaching SmartFLOW YOGA, Hatha yoga, restorative yoga and chair yoga (for people with less range of motion) in Monaco most of the time, but also in some magical events such as Burning Man in Nevada. Ambassador of a great VEGAN BOOTS BRAND pawj california, think cruelty free Ugg style boots. Use the code Cheyenne10 for 10% on their website. Yoga inspired jewelry designer: Pepper Kreation

One thought on “First teaching attempt!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: