Thanks for reaching out.
Here are some thoughts:
1. Teachers and YouTubers out there are making manuals way too complicated.
2. To get over your fear of looping out (if that’s an issue), loop out on purpose. Simply go WAY back and, when the bike passes the balance point, step off the rear of the bike. Do this a lot. You’ll lose your fear/tension at the balance point.
3. Try this elliptical path. To me it feels really easy, and it ties into the whole philosophy of moving in ellipses. Learn more at www.llbmtb.com.
Tell us how it goes!