Good class, bad class

What do you do when one of your students, an experience yoga teacher herself, sat down in the middle of class and did her own thing for 40 minutes?

 

What do you do when one of your students, an experience yoga teacher herself, sat down in the middle of class and did her own thing for 40 minutes?

While I love telling my students and I absolutely love when people are feeling themselves and do what their body calls for, that did however made me felt nervous.

Is it because this class suck? Are you sick? Are you hating this sequence I planned? Is it because you think it’s unsafe? All kinds of funny ideas come into my mind, during class, between flows, when I should have been focusing on giving my students the best possible attention.

I mean I get it, she is very into her own body, she felt the appeal of doing certain things, I have been there, have felt it.

So at what point does it start feeling like it’s not okay to sit and do your own things? How long is “too long”? Or is it just my mind playing with me?

I tend to think it’s the latter..perhaps I should have just be confident and comfortable with students doing whatever they want however they want it. I admire when teachers go “you can do whatever you want in my class, even a full 65 minutes savasana.” But then the question is, why did you come to class then? And is it my ego talking that makes me feel uneasy that she was doing her own thing?

This might just be the goal for the while for me to find out. 🙂

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