Yoga and Mindfulness for children.
It was an hour before a family yoga class outdoors that I was teaching for charity. I was so nervous. This was the only event on the schedule like this and all of the other classes were geared towards adults. I was nervous that I was doing something different and also that this was going to be my biggest class yet!
It turned out to be an amazing class that is still talked about years later. It was funny because some adults turned up without their kids expecting one of the usual Yoga classes - the amazing thing was they still joined in! It was just such an amazing sense of community. My favourite part was all the adults making a tunnel (standing face to face with a gap between them and joining their hands together up high) and then the children going through the tunnel. Me and a few other helpers blew bubbles and we pretended it was a car wash. There were so many giggles!
Children's yoga teachers may struggle with confidence due to various reasons such as lack of experience, fear of judgement, and self-doubt. However, these pain points can be transformed into confidence by focusing on their strengths, practicing self-care, and seeking support from peers and mentors. Even the most experienced Yoga teachers still have moments of imposter syndrome or wondering if they are good enough.
By acknowledging their own growth and progress, setting achievable goals, and prioritizing their own well-being, kids yoga teachers can build the confidence needed to lead engaging and impactful classes for their young students.
Whenever I was feeling nervous before a class, I would stop, breathe, and practice a few affirmations. In this post I want to share how you can make affirmations part of your daily routine, 10 powerful affirmations that you can practice and how practicing these affirmations will make you a more confident Yoga teacher.
Make affirmations a daily habit
Making affirmations a part of your daily habit can help build confidence. Here are some tips to get started:
10 Affirmations to build confidence (for Children's Yoga teachers)
How can these affirmations make you a more confident Yoga teacher?
Practicing affirmations can help you become a more confident yoga teacher by training your mind to focus on positive thoughts and beliefs. By regularly repeating affirmations such as "I am a skilled and effective yoga teacher" or "I am confident in my ability to guide my students," you can start to internalize these beliefs and feel more confident in your teaching abilities. Additionally, affirmations can help you cultivate a positive mindset, which can improve your overall well-being and ability to connect with your students.
Which affirmation resonates with you?
In this post we have looked at how you can start adding affirmations into your daily routine, some powerful affirmations to use and why it can help you to become a more confident teacher. I would love to know, which affirmation resonated the most for you? Which will you be using? Maybe you have your own! Share below in the comments!
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