Got my first teaching job a couple weeks ago. It was amazing! I hadn’t been teaching for a while, continuing to think that I needed more practice before actually teaching real people. I had a plan to keep teaching coworkers in my kitchen….
Not happening. I hadn’t taught anyone since training.
I just needed to go out and jump right in. So I found a Craigslist add looking for a yoga teacher, wrote my resume and 2 days later walked into the gym asking for a job. The man told me to come back later that day and do a trial class. Even with a bit of nerves and some other teachers in the running, the job was mine by the end of the day! Continue reading “Teaching My First Classes”
There have been some amazing experiences throughout the seven weeks, but nothing would have prepared me for the last weekend. I would never have imagined that I would have come this far or changed so much. I don’t really mean change, I’m not a new person, I am just a new version of me. Ashley 2.0. The me that was always there, just not in … Continue reading Teacher Training: Week Seven, the final week
When you start yoga you may think that you know why you started. For me it was to get rid of back pain. But in the last two years, I’ve gained so much more than a good back. And that’s why I came to yoga. I just didn’t know it yet.
You don’t need all the answers today, you don’t even need them tomorrow. They will find you, when you’re ready to listen, to understand and to accept them for what they are. Continue reading “Teacher Training : Week six”
This weekend got changed up a bit due to Barron Baptiste being in town. The studio closed up shop so that everyone could go to his all day immersion. Read more about Barons visit! By Sunday, the excitement hadn’t worn off yet, but everyone had found some new muscles. I had found a way to do handstands. Almost. I’m very close I would say. I … Continue reading Teacher Training: Week Five
An entire day with Baron, how awesome is that! Learning from the founder of Power Yoga. For me the morning was a battle. I was constantly fighting against what he was saying, which happened to be about giving up the fight against growing. It didn’t help that my wrists were sore and I couldn’t figure out how to make them feel better. The last part … Continue reading Baron Baptiste All Day Immersion Day!
The other night my fellow teacher trainees and I cooked dinner at the local hope lodge. Hope lodge is a place for cancer patients to stay while going through chemo treatments. Who wants to drive 40+ miles to see the doctor everyday?? I know I don’t. And someone going through chemo certainly does not want to be doing that all the time. So Hope Lodge … Continue reading Volunteer Night at the Hope Lodge
You know you love what you’re doing when you are sore and tired but keep on doing it anyway with a smile on you’re face. The last couple of weeks have been difficult. At some point during most things I do, I find myself giving up. Telling myself things like, “you suck”, “why should I bother?” and “I’ll never be good at this.” So I … Continue reading Teacher Training : Week Four
Its amazing what happens when you are so tired you just don’t fight. I found that out this weekend. I was exhausted, worn out, stiff, sore and just wanted to sleep. But guess what? 5:00pm, Sunday night, power vinyasa, 75 minutes. I felt pretty awesome afterward. I was more awake, calmer, less stiff, and managed to stay awake through an entire movie after it all! … Continue reading Teacher Training: Week Three
Two weeks down, five weeks to go. It seems to get better and better. At the end of the weekend, I’m at a loss for what to do without my fellow yogis. I have no idea what I’ll do when its all over! We are already such a tight group. So much support for each other, listening to our fears and goals. Monday mornings I … Continue reading Teacher Training: Week Two
When I sat down at my desk this morning, I started to write down things that I thought of up until lunch. In just 3 and 1/2 hours, the following entered my brain and interrupted my work. Wedding Plans Blog posts and what to write Repeating sanskrit words to myself I really need a bookmark for Yoga Sutras (so I made one as seen above) … Continue reading Whats on your Mind?