{video} What To Do When A Group Plan Falls Apart

It’s happened to all of us. We are halfway through a sequence and then we blank completely. Or we plan way too much and have to adjust on the spot. Or we don’t plan enough and we feel scattered while we’re teaching and planning at the same time. 

My friend and student, Tina Lear is a wonderful yoga teacher and writer and she’s joining us today to share her story of falling apart and falling back together. <3 

Leave us a comment below and share your “falling apart” teaching story. It’s good for us all to know that we’re not alone!

7 Responses to “{video} What To Do When A Group Plan Falls Apart”

  1. Sarah

    What a lovely video. Tina, thank you so much for sharing your story (and Francesca for sharing it). I’m currently in my 200 hr training, and hearing this is so powerful. It’s easy to get stuck in your head about your sequence. But we just need to stop for a moment, and know that we have the knowledge and experience to lead a beautiful class from our heart. Thank you!

    • Janet

      Thank you Tina and Francesca for sharing this story. I have had the experience of teaching a class with a wide variety of student abilities and ages where I have had to be very aware of appropriate asanas, changing my class “plan” on the fly. What I find extremely valuable in adapting is to have a consistent meditation practice each morning. I always ask for guidance that my words in class will help me craft an experience for each individual who arrives that day in my room. Taking time to ground everyone’s presence, helps me to guide in a flow that becomes supportive to each individual. This is especially true now as I must use extreme self-care while I wait for my total hip replacement! That translates into me not doing the practice but observing the students energy.

  2. Barbara

    This video was great! I had to smile throughout Tina’s sharing of her experience, because so often things like this also happen to me when I’m teaching. Whenever I do things like spill my water all over the floor, or step on someone’s glasses, or forget my right from my left, or, or, or, I remind myself to shake it off and keep moving. This “laughing it off” didn’t happen for me overnight, because I tend to take myself quite seriously when I teach. I’ve come to realize that the reason my students continue attending my classes is because they feel loved and nurtured. Plus we frequently share a good laugh about something I’ve done. Thanks for sharing, Francesca & Tina.

  3. Linda Foster

    What a great video! As always, Francesca you have such great perspective. Thank you, Tina for your honesty sharing! So grateful, blessings to you both! Linda Foster

  4. Deborah Parkinson

    Thank you so much for this. It landed at the exact right time when I had a similar s£*~show experience. Today is the first time I’ve smiled about it and realised it is part of the process and to be kind to myself in the same way I endeavour to be for others in the class. Thank you ❤️

    • Francesca Cervero

      You are so so welcome. We have all been there. Be extra tender with yourself. <3


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