I graduated the program, moved back home to Hawaii, and started visiting yoga studios as a student, looking for my new yoga home. One day, I was the only person to show up for a yoga class, and it was AWESOME. I loved the class so much, and of course, since I was the only person there, I got to talking to the teacher. It turned out that she and I had graduated from the same college (she was a few years older than me). I told her how I'd just done training but felt too scared to teach, and she offered to mentor me. For a year, I assisted her most popular weekly yoga class, and I learned a lot.
I eventually began to teach at several studios, and then became a full-time teacher with 10-12 classes per week. At first, I was so nervous to teach that I wrote down and memorized my sequences, and stuck to my mat (like Cassidy). Now, after more than 1,000 hours of teaching experience, I don't plan anything; I just show up, trust my own knowledge, experience, and ability, and meet the students where they are.
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