Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Back to Business

I want to start by apologizing profusely for my absence for the last few months! I have been spending some solo time making some changes to my life, and lots has been going on in my personal affairs, so dealing with all that has taken loads of time. The good news is that I'm back and ready for action :)

I am officially 50% done my Yoga Teacher Training, having completed my 5th of 10 weekends in January. I am so excited to become a certified RYT200 graduate, but for now, I'm working on improving my teaching skills and learning as much as I can.

I have begun to teach the women at my office for practice, some of whom have never done any yoga before! We have a 1hr class one night a week after the office closes where we all roll out our mats in the waiting area and stretch out the stresses of the day. It's really fun to share something that is not just great exercise for the body, but also helps to calm the mind. So far they all seem to be enjoying it, and everyone keeps coming back week after week, so I can only take that as a good sign :)

Also, last week for the first time, I subbed a class for Sheree (my Teacher Training instructor) at her studio, on a night she had somewhere else to be. It was my first time teaching with real students who didn't know me (and get paid for it!) The only way I can describe it is "terrifyingly awesome". I was so nervous, but well-prepared. Also, I was lucky to have a pep talk from Nancy, a recent graduate of Sheree's program, who was teaching a kid's yoga class in another part of the studio at the same time. I feel like it went really well, and am looking forward to doing another one.

I've just gotten home from teaching at the office tonight, and we had a great class. I didn't have time to prepare a class for tonight, so I had to wing it, and it went great! We had a lot of fun, and (shockingly) my timing was right-on... which I find to be one of the hardest parts of doing a class for me! I feel really positive, optimistic, and grateful tonight, and I just wanted to send some of that love and good energy out into the universe to you all!

Thanks for reading, and I promise to be back soon!

Namaste, ERIN

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