Lovely to hear from you all! Julia, I hope all is well with you. Hoping to get sent your way to teach sometime:) Elizabeth, I too LOVE working basics with details. Susan, I think about you so often! So glad to be connected. And Genevieve...I am activily reminding BASI how much I would like to return to Paris. Hopefully, it will happen again soon.
Great cueing! Years ago during a workshop, a presenter warned against "being too wordy" during classes or private sessions. That always stuck with me, because I find that I speak throughout entire classes as well, but didnt feel that I was being wordy, there's a lot to say when teaching! Especially when you are working with a group. You have proven that it is perfectly acceptable to "speak" throughout an entire session, the difference is using proper cueing, imagery and modifications without being repetitive. Well done, I will be adding you to my favorites list!
Jill, I must confess that beyond practice, I do not have a magic trick for cueing. The best advice I can offer is to work to find "Pearls". Short, sweet and meaningful cues! Jessica, Thank you! I too caution students about talking too much. The key is to make sure a person is not talking just to talk. If the cues are meaningful and there is enough time to "process", one can continue to guide the student to go deeper. One of my favorite quotes from my Mentor Rael Isacowitz. "Pilates does not get easier...It gets better!"