Holding back, no longer

I’ve been holding back, thinking that the gym-goers wouldn’t want to go to yoga if there was ‘OMing’ involved or anything mildly spiritual. But somethings my teacher said Saturday, really hit home. Not doing those parts of class is like lying, or hiding part of yourself and part of the practice. Those are the things that make yoga yoga, and not just come crazy jumping … Continue reading Holding back, no longer

Teaching My First Classes

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”

Teacher Training : Week six

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”

Baron Baptiste photo from his site

Barron Baptiste: All Day Immersion

In only four weeks Barron Baptiste, founder of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga,¬†will be coming to Charleston. He’ll spend the day teaching students of all levels, vinyasa yoga. The All Day Immersion will be a great way to learn yoga for the first time yogis and long time students alike. Imagine an entire day spent with a great teacher showing you the best way into each … Continue reading Barron Baptiste: All Day Immersion

Don’t Think Yoga is For You?

When I tell someone that I do yoga the first response is usually “I could never do that”, “I’m not flexible enough for that”, “I don’t have any balance for that”, etc. Yoga isn’t about all of those things. At least not at first, over time however, you will gain all of that and more. When you first started playing an instrument, your first home … Continue reading Don’t Think Yoga is For You?