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Returning reflection on the first week of teaching at TMSS Yoga in the class and streaming live.

A week of reconnection and learning

Rakel Eyfjörð Techer talking to the camera

When I stepped back into the familiar space at Akureyri Yoga after a year-long break, old feelings and excitement came over me. The journey of reconnecting with my passion for TMSS Yoga teaching began again, this time with the added challenge of incorporating streaming technology into the classes for anyone who wants to join the classes. I had offered this technology before but only for those students who were in the classroom it self. After a few tips from people who were interested in joining the classes but could not due to the timing and location (in Akureyri) of the classesroom, this became the case - setting a time in real time in streaming - live.

The first week of teaching was a mix of challenges and joy, the joy of guiding students through their practice journey once again both in person and live, and challenges with the technical stuff.

Camera and computer

The first week for the students was to draw attention to themselves in exercises, to examine their physical skills and their abilities in movement, to connect movement and breathing.

The first class went well, I was a little stressed to teach again, even though I knew the TMSS system by heart, I was stressed about forgetting myself and what to do during class, which is not at all unusual after a long vacation from teaching. The students/practitioners were curious and enthusiastic, and the familiar feeling of teaching quickly returned.

I found the rhythm of the lesson again and forgot what I was worried about in the beginning, that I would forget what I was doing.

Just great to forget about forgetting yourself 😊

However, as can be expected when technology is mixed with teaching, there were some hiccups along the way. Technical problems with positioning yourself in the classroom for a video picture and then positioning the camera, where is the best place to be so that everyone can see me clearly both in the room and on line.

It is very important to have good light and lighting for the picture and that the sound is in order so that the live practitioners can find their experience like in classroom.

There is so much to look at and learn in the first week and every step of learning and these challenges were just an opportunity for me to grow and find solutions to problems because it is always possible to do better.

As the week progressed, I quickly found my rhythm again and re-experienced the wonderful joy that comes from sharing my love of TMSS Yoga with others.


Seeing my students engage in the practice, whether in person or through a screen, filled me with a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

Rakel Eyfjörð doing some yoga pose for video

The second class went much better and I had moved the camera to a new place as the light was not good enough in the other place and the students in the hall could not see me well enough, so the whole arrangement was changed again for class 2. That class went well and the recording is good, but the lighting needs to be improved once again, it will be done for the next time.

Recordings on extra videos for practitioners also started this week and it had also mixed success, but i did manage to finish making 3 videos and they are now being worked on by the editor for publication.

Looking back on my first week of teaching after a year-long brake, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to return to what I love. The challenges of integrating streaming technology served as a valuable lesson in adaptability and problem solving, reminding me of the importance of embracing change and growth in all areas of life.

Rakel Eyfjörð Doing resting pose in video

As I continue on this journey of rediscovery and reconnection, I am excited to see where it will lead me and the students who walk this path with me. Each class is a new opportunity to learn, grow and deepen our practice both on and off the mat.

I am grateful for the support of my students, the resilience of my own spirit, and the transformative power of the TMSS Yoga practice program to bring us back to ourselves - one movement at a time and one breath at a time.

❤️Thank you for a good week❤️


Dear reader

As I close this chapter of my blog, I want to express my sincere gratitude for your time and presence. Your support means a lot to me and if you enjoyed the reading of my blog and listening to my podcast the Temple, send me a heart or comment on the blog, consider subscribing for more. Your commitment is at the heart of this community.

Thank you for being a part of this adventure with me.

With gratitude,

Rakel Eyfjörður


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