This post originally appeared April 2015 but has since been updated with additional flower-related songs. Please see the playlist below.
Class Profile: The Language of Flowers
Christine does it again with another creative theme ride. This profile is perfect right now as we move from April showers to May flowers (at least here in the northern hemisphere). Or, use this ride in the winter when you are dreaming about flowers and sunshine!
This coaching in this profile is unique in that Christine encourages her riders to self-select their intensity, with some gentle guidance from her and the energy of the song. She explains that this tactic is most successful after a period of more structured classes in which your students have been guided through a variety of intensities. If you are uncomfortable with allowing your riders to do this, you can certainly add more intensity cueing.
The songs are very specific to the profile. We’ve provided a list of alternative songs at the end of the profile, but if you know of any other songs about flowers or with flowers in the title, please list them in the comments below.