I will never forget February, 2008.
I delivered 60 workshops in 26 days.
The workshops were our ‘Pozitive Kidz are Happy Kidz’ schools program which focuses on building self esteem from a Tai Chi perspective.
The students age range from 5-12 years old.
At that stage, each workshop ran for 30 minutes – four per morning – two before the break and two after the break.
These were high energy workshops which included props , games and humour to engage the children for the full session. A traditional approach would have been boring and not work as well.
By the time the third and fourth session kicked in during the morning I had to stay centred and make sure I was not repeating or forgetting to include an activity.
Because when I deliver a workshop I leave some flexibilty so I can react to what is happening in the moment, besides covering the core skills.
I now know what it feels like to be out on the road covering several gigs a day over an extended period.
It may not be rock n roll but it’s great fun and exhausting.
Why put my self through this ‘ordeal’?
I’ve got no choice.
I’m passionate about what I do.