Sunday, October 10, 2010

Taking stock. And dessert.

In the six weeks since I graduated from Kripalu School of Yoga I have:
  • Taught three yoga classes at the local YMCA and secured my own regular weekly 90-minute class.
  • Taught eleven one-on-one private yoga sessions.
  • Led five meditation classes.
  • Been practicing yoga personally at least six times per week.

I have to remind myself that I'm on track because I so often struggle with feeling as though I'm not doing enough, or not doing enough fast enough. But I really am making progress - and I'm right on track - toward my goal of getting as much teaching experience as I can this fall and winter, and that's exciting. Exciting!! I am also subbing for my lovely friend/yoga teacher Katie the next two Thursday evenings, and at the end of October I'm going back to SoCal (to visit my EXTRAORDINARY Kenyon girl, Molly) and hope to take as many classes as possible with the amazing woman who was (unknowingly) a huge part of all that inspired me to pursue my dream of teaching yoga. When I visited Molly last January I took a bunch of yoga at Newport Beach Yoga Works, and LB's classes blew my mind. It felt almost magical, the way she would float through the room, giving such beautiful, articulate and poetic voice to the body. For the first time in my life I truly experienced yoga the way I think it should be experienced: a deep and transformational connection of body, mind and spirit. More than anything, I want to be able to teach like her (and like Priti. And like Devarshi. And like Danny. And like...) and offer other people the type of experience she offered me. I'm so excited to take classes with her again. LB's restorative class was so intense that I had to sit on a bench for about 30 minutes afterward before I felt okay to drive. No kidding.

I'd really like to start reading and learning more about Ayurveda. That's next on the list.

In other news, I'm watching Top Chef: Just Desserts and, umm, I want to eat everything they are making. I'm an honest yogini: moderation is not my strong point. Working on it. ;)

1 comment:

  1. you're amazing! uhm, i've taught one class. ONE! :)