Dulce Aguilar & Jamie Clarke
Advice on dealing with someone who is having a difficult time on retreat
There have been several times when we’ve hosted a yoga teacher training course and one participant has started to struggle with the experience in an obvious way and we’ve noticed it impacting the whole group in a negative way.
It is so important that you keep the process moving smoothly and pay close attention to the group dynamic. You can’t let things get so focused on any one individual if it will impact the positive energy of the group. Sometimes we actually “crack the egg to make the omelette”, meaning we’ll send someone home. We let them know that it doesn’t seem like the right timing for them to be in the course, and invite them to come back again for free when the time is right. We are pleased to say that many of these people do return to us when they’ve worked through what they needed to, and everything flows.