You can think of it as Karma in reverse. I'm giving you the chance to get the first blow in BEFORE she qualifies and starts taking it out on you all ...
Sort of kidding but it sets the tone methinks.....
I am not an official Polestar Pilates Mentor, I'm just a friend. Helen's official teacher needs her to get specific practice at giving verbal cues when people are getting the moves wrong. Hitherto, Helen hasn't had much opportunity with this given you all are pretty well behaved and seem to do the moves pretty darned well (those electric cattle prods were the best teaching aides I EVER got....)
So, the format this Wednesday:
- 10 mins - me - there are a few new moves I wanna show you
- 5 mins - me - a quick demo of the sorts of ways you can do the moves incorrectly
- 30 mins - Helen
Before she starts each new move, I'll walk around and wink at two or three of you - signifying free reign to get the move subtly wrong or totally wrong - leave it up to you
Poor Helen confessed to being a little bit apprehensive. I reassured her with "it'll be like being taught to swim by being thrown in the deep end - of a pool of sharks"....
Helen: - no pressure :) Look at it this way - if you survive doing this with a class of TWENTY, corrective cueing in the exam with just a few will be a walk in the park girl. Besides, I daresay you will have a very sympathetic audience now that they've seen what an evil s.o.b I am ... Break a leg
DM (Dungeon Master)