So today I taught a class and one of the students said she thought it would be better if I explained each pose in more detail and use the names of the poses less. However, last week a student told me I explained the poses too much and that using the names more would allow a better flow.
How do you balance this? I can see both points but in an open vinyasa flow class how do you decide between explaining and flow?
Usually I introduce the flow moving at a slow pace and explaining each pose as we go through before repeating 1 breath 1 movement. I was hoping to accommodate everyone but it seem I’m not catering for anyone!
Both students enjoyed the class and the flows and new elements and transitions they had not come across before. They came out feeling better, lighter, more peaceful etc. I should be happy as that is a successful class but I want to give my students the best experience I can and I’m slightly at a loss as to how to solve this conundrum? Any suggestion?
Love and light