Exploring Yoga Teacher Stage Fright
I've struggled with performance anxiety since I was a kid, and there were points during my yoga teacher training when I thought I'd never be able to actually TEACH. At least not without having a public meltdown. Thankfully, practice and repetition have given me the confidence to, most of the time, feel comfortable in my own skin.
Many thanks to Brette Popper and Cynthia Kling at YogaCity NYC for the opportunity to explore the stage-fright-as-an-instructor experience, and to Patricia Pinto, Julie Ewald and Mel Russo for sharing their stories in the piece. Honored to be contributing to the site, I got a lot of out ruminating on the triggers and physical / sensory experiences that are part and parcel of the process.
Here's hoping that you guys get something out of our variety of experiences in the FULL STORY.
See you on the mat! x