Last week I traveled up to Phoenix to teach a workshop for a group of dance majors at Grand Canyon University.  It was an excellent learning opportunity for me-- I'd forgotten how, like these enthustiastic movers, I used to be impatient with slow body awareness exercises too.  I could've gone in with a big movement theme (like headstands, for example)-- something to challenge them and keep their interest, but instead I opted for making ankle/knee/hip connections.  It turned out to be a hard sell.   I found I needed to explain a lot about WHY we were doing what we were doing, to keep it a bit more goal oriented. 
What I hope they discovered was that their attention to their movement does matter.  Simple awareness can make huge differences.