You’d think that after three weeks of teaching a class that almost no one shows up to (last week’s head count was two), I’d be a little discouraged. It’d be really really easy for me to go into toxic thought world, and obsess over what I’ve been doing wrong – why aren’t people coming to…… Continue reading gratitude and growth and learning
My first experience with yoga, I spent most of the class frustrated and giving the teacher “seriously? seriously??” glares. My second attempt (several years later) left me stiff and with achey muscles for about a week afterward. My third (just a week later this time) was still pretty struggle-y, but I kept at it. Somewhere in…… Continue reading nobody starts out as an expert
I’m sorry, you guys. I probably owe you a little explanation. I’d be willing to bet at least one of you saw the name of this blog and was like “mai pen rai yoga? what the crap does that mean??” And yeah, it doesn’t make sense for me to name it that and just leave…… Continue reading wtf is mai pen rai?
“Root down into the mat, and feel yourself grow taller with every inhale. As you breathe in, allow your body to be filled with positive energy, and as you exhale, release any tension or bad vibes.” I may be among the minority of people who actually really like the “flowery”, somewhat metaphoric language you hear so…… Continue reading finding my authentic yoga teacher voice
So I might need a little practice before I can say I’m the next Rachel Brathen or Candace Moore, but I think I did a pretty alright job of teaching my first yoga class! I could pick out an infinite number of little things I did “wrong”, but in trying to keep a yogic attitude, I…… Continue reading march 21, 2017
What if no one shows up? What if a lot of people show up? What if “Real Yogis” come and can tell I don’t know what I’m doing??? I’m trying not to stress, but these are just some of the worries bouncing around my head. I’ll be teaching my first open-to-anyone yoga class tomorrow, and…… Continue reading march 20, 2017