Teaching yoga to beginners is not easy.
This is not a complaint by the way. Introducing yoga to first timers is very cool. I’m just saying – it’s not simple.
Here's the why.
Beginners don’t know what feels right yet, take longer to follow cues and may push beyond their limits too soon. There’s a risk they’ll do something the body is not ready for so they need extra steps early on to get more aware of where their bodies are in time and space.
Some of us are not good at accepting it's ok NOT to push for the full pose, to find our limit and step back from it. Even if our very skilled teacher reminds us... repeatedly. It takes a while. And that's ok.
But the problem remains. One of two things will happen when fledgling first timers land in a class of seasoned regulars at a typical 'All Levels' class...