This weekend, the weight of becoming a yoga teacher came down heavy. We just hit our halfway mark yesterday, and I'm starting to get nervous. I've wanted this for so long that I've put teacher training on a pedestal without stopping to think what leading a group of people was actually going to be like.Read More
Whenever my friends or family agree to to do yoga with me, I always make sure to avoid any chanting. Walking right into a class where a bunch of people are moaning at you can be a little (a lot) uncomfortable. But given the right circumstances and with an understanding of the sound, "Om" can be much more meaningful.Read More
It's crazy how many things can happen in a day. In the past 24 hours, I've watch three episodes of Mad Men, cleaned the CorePower studio, had a three-hour teacher training class, driven to New York, surprised one of my closest friends at her concert, gone out to dinner with my boyfriend, driven home from New York, and had another three-hour teacher training class.
I also finished learning the entire C1 sequence and am five weeks away from becoming a real yoga instructor.Read More
Our instructor began with a message about Ahimsa, the same non-harming Yamas I had described in my last post. Instead of focusing on gratitude, Isabelle brought her own interpretation of the concept. She brought compassion to the forefront of our practice by inviting us to spread it both outwards and inwards: to others, and to ourselves.Read More