I taught my 2nd mock class this morning; this time with 3 smiling, happy faces, one of which was a fellow student from the Northville studio who is also heading to TT. How awesome that a yogini I had not met yet came to support me. Today was different than last week, but good. We cranked the heat up, bright lights shining, and this time I ended at the full 90 minutes. There really is enough time to say all the dialogue, really ALL the dialogue, in 90 minutes. I played around using my voice more today, speaking louder and faster in certain poses as a way to provide support and energy to those practicing. It was a little difficult for me as I am not typically prone to yelling at others! But by floor bow I felt a little groove with it, comfort, and it felt good to use by voice as an avenue for others to push themselves harder.
I got some good feedback from the 2 teachers that were in the mock class today. I said "sorry" once during class today for a reason I don't even remember, which is a no-no. But, with comfort and focus I know that habit will subside. I won't be able to do a mock class next week before I leave. This last week before training is going to be HECtic wrapping up work, packing, seeing everyone, etc.
I leave you with a picture of floor bow, Dhanurasana. Kick back more, kick harder!
(My cat refuses to not be in pictures)