The Power of Presence: Nurturing Trust and Consistency in Every Class

Presence and consistency are the cornerstones of impactful instruction. To truly resonate, an instructor must inhabit each moment of every class fully, creating a space where guidance is clear, trust flourishes, and learning is deeply absorbed.

1. Showing Up with Fresh Energy

Treat every class as a unique opportunity to inspire, guide, and connect. By bringing a consistent level of energy and engagement, instructors foster an environment where members feel valued, supported, and motivated to dive deeper into their practice.

2. Creating a Trust-Infused Environment

Reliability in teaching style and presence cultivates trust. Members find comfort and assurance in the consistency, enabling them to navigate their journey with confidence and a sense of security, knowing they are in capable, steady hands.

3. The Art of Being Present

Presence transcends physical attendance. It’s about arriving with a clear mind, leaving behind external stresses and distractions. This allows for a transmission of knowledge that is focused, genuine, and imbued with the full essence of the instructor’s guidance.

4. Embodying the Empty Cup Philosophy

Entering each class with an “empty cup” facilitates a richness of experience, ensuring that the focus remains entirely on the members and their journey. This purity of intention creates a resonant space where meaningful connections and transformative learning can unfold.

Note: This post is part of a series on “The 10 Skills of a Great Women’s Instructor.” If you haven’t read the introduction post, make sure to check it out here for a comprehensive overview and a roadmap of the skills discussed. Explore the series to uncover strategies and insights that will enhance your role as an instructor, creating powerful, trust-filled experiences for your members.

Written By

Stacy Kim

Stacy Kim, the founder of KUMA Fit (a women’s kickboxing & fitness studio in Saco, Maine) and Stacy Kim Coaching, has dedicated her life to teaching. She has taught over 10,000 classes and has trained in martial arts and fitness for over 15 years. Today, her mission is to redefine what fitness means for women, to stop objectifying the body, and focus on moving to feel strong.

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