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
I got hired at another local gym Thursday. Today was my first day teaching, filling in for someone else. The class was a basic Ashtanga class. Not my element. My third Ashtanga class is the one I’m teaching! I got to class early to learn the sequence. While the poses may be the same or similar to the power yoga sequence, the order is different. … Continue reading Out of your element
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”
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”
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
After countless chaturangas, I figured that when this morning rolled around that I wouldn’t be able to move. But I didn’t really notice how sore I was until I had crawled up 4 fights of stairs to get to work Monday morning. All the while trying to catch my breath while my legs burned. Some asked me why I would ever do such a thing, … Continue reading Teacher Training – Week one
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
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?