I started teaching back in December of 2019 and officially made it my business on January 1, 2020. Since then I have had many students come and go but I have had a handful stick around for the long run. These students have seen some major changes in their physical and mental states. They have all given me permission to tell you about their success.
My first regular student started with her roommate in December and has been taking classes regularly since. Originally, we started in their home, but had to switch to online classes; despite the switch, both have seen much progress. In the beginning, her roommate was not able to touch her toes, but can now touch them easily. For herself, there has been a steady commitment which has led to many changes. She initially tried my class after having been left behind in other yoga classes in the past. She was pleasantly surprised with me as a teacher as I was able to give her the attention required in each Asana until she was confident in her posture. Because of this attention to detail of each Asana and her growing confidence, she finally felt she had found the right teacher for her. Her balance has increased immensely, her core has gotten much stronger, and she has noticed a massive difference in her muscles, stretching and strengthening with each class. Also, she can now grab her foot when in Pigeon Pose.
My next regular student was kind enough to open her home to a few ladies to hold regular classes until we changed to online. It has been about 10 months now and she has seen much progress and change. She originally began Yoga with Mikenze to help increase the mobility in her shoulder and neck, prevent further injury, and to become healthier all around. After the first few classes she was left feeling excited because she realized she could do Yoga no matter her size, shape, or fitness level. She was also pleased with the convenience of the teacher coming to her. Since training with Yoga with Mikenze, she no longer gets hip cramps and has seen serious progress in the stretching of her muscles. Her quadriceps are much looser and she can now reach her toes in a forward fold.
After a month of classes in the homes of my students, I had young woman join a class and never look back. She joined to gain back some flexibility she had lost over time with a few small goals in mind. After the first few classes she was surprised with her quick progress and felt very at ease with me as a teacher as she didn’t feel pressured to exceed her current level of flexibility. She also could feel her confidence building back. Just before the pandemic hit, we had started classes at a hall with her friends. It wasn’t even a week after that first class that we had to switch to online, but she has continued to be a regular student. During the pandemic her arms have become very toned and her flexibility has increased greatly from her Yoga training; she was almost able to bind for a Mermaid pose. She also achieved her goals of pressing her heels to the mat in a downward dog and meeting new people.
To be continued.....