Today I’m feeling all sorts of gratitude. I love when people come to my class specifically bc of my coaching, not because they saw what tricks I post or perform, but bc I can help their body understand that apparatus or movement better. Granted, I don’t really do a ton (if any) crazy tricks, but it is absolutely amazing to have people seek me out bc I can make Lyra accessible to them. This isn’t knock to any other instructors or coaches, this is purely about me. About exactly why I’m driving to teach. I’m constantly keeping up with anatomy, the way my body moves, spending a ton of time watching other bodies perform and do normal things (like walking, running, dancing, etc), this is how I learn to benefit others. When I’m on the hoop I tend to take things super slow, go through it like a zillion times, sometimes badly on purpose. I teach the same things over and over, and over. Maybe adding new pathways, maybe just teaching the skill, etc.
Most importantly, I rely heavily on my students to tell me how they feel, what they’re feeling, if they’ve felt it. I encourage feedback while they’re in the air, or on the ground. You don’t get it? Okay why? Where did you feel it? Let’s see where you’re getting stuck. I live this life not for praise, though some might take this as boastful, but because I truly enjoy the pathways, the moments of clarity, and the achievement that comes with it.
Who are your favourite coaches? And have you told them? You can sure make someone’s day by simply telling them that you love them.
Thank you to those that show up and do the work. You make this life easy. *vide taken @empyreanarts * .
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