My last day at the 40+ hour a week job was July 31st.
Work had been so stressful that I wasn’t enjoying it, I wasn’t enjoying life. Plenty of people I worked with, did love what they did there. For me, though, it wasn’t the right fit.
I woke up at 5am because I wanted to go to a yoga class before work. If I didn’t go then, I wouldn’t go at all, my back would hurt, and things would go downhill.
Last Thursday, I met with a local vegan coach, Cortney. I had gone vegetarian before, but since then I’ve gone back to many of my old ways. Back then, I really didn’t have any idea how to not eat meat. Instead of the usual question of “Where do you get your protein?” it was “You’re a vegetarian, who doesn’t like vegetables?” I didn’t eat meat, … Continue reading Going Vegan for 2 weeks
Simple enough question. Right? Wrong.
Yesterday I had a class scheduled for 2:30pm. No one showed up. Here’s what went through my head. Well it may not have gone exactly like this minute for minute, but you get the idea.
2:20pm – I’ve got an awesome sequence planed. Can’t wait!
2:25pm – Why isn’t anyone here yet?
2:30pm – I guess no ones coming. I’ll stay a little while.
Throughout the job I’ve had for the last 2 years, and even during teacher training, feedback has been a bit of a disliked term for me.
In work it usually meant that something went wrong, all it was was “Good Job” or it came from a client I couldn’t remember working with. None of which left me feeling great about the word Feedback.
About to go take some medicine. I’m spending the morning with friends doing some paddle boarding and yoga! Continue reading Laugh Always…
Teacher training is over, but the journey is just beginning.
Journey. Such a scary word when I am about to quit my job!
I got the job teaching 1 class a week at a gym, that was easy. I walked right in and said “I’m a yoga teacher.” No problem. It’s been harder to actually bring in the people and get regulars. I’ve had coworkers show up, and a friend or two show up. Which is great! It can sometimes be hard to teach friends and be serious about it, yoga by no means has to be serious, but when you’re with friends, you usually end up falling on the floor in a fit of giggles.
Friday I went Paddle Boarding for the first time! It was an amazing experience. Just like my first power yoga class, its one of those things where I’m hooked. I can’t wait to go again. Since it is a slightly more expensive class to go to, I probably won’t be going as often as I did when I started yoga classes, but still, I know I’ll be out there again, its just a matter of when.
Today, I will be trying paddle boarding for the first time! As if that wasn’t going to be challenging enough, I’ll be trying some yoga on the board as well.
Just thinking about it right now, makes my heart beat faster. I know that a paddle board is wider and thicker than a surf board, making it more stable. The only thing is that my swimming skills are not that great. I can survive when needed, but I generally don’t go swimming for fun. The idea of falling off the board unexpectedly is terrifying.
Has anyone heard about this exhibit yet? A coworker showed this to me the other day. Being a yogi and an art enthusiast, this was a great discovery. They have collected art from all over the world depicting the transformation of yoga. They also plan to have classes taught and other activities through the duration of the event. I’m excited for it to open and … Continue reading Field Trip to Smithsonian?
When yoga is a process of looking in to yourself, why is it so popular to take pictures of yourself doing difficult yoga poses? I found this article on Yoga Journal, Yoga Photo trend.
I myself, not more than two weeks ago had my phone in class during a handstand workshop hoping to catch a picture of myself upside down.