Yoga is life. These are hippie words I would not have said 11 months ago during the first weekend of training. I entered this training unclear about the yoga practice as a life practice. I didn't understand its religious roots. I didn't understand that there was more to yoga than asanas. I didn't understand that… Continue reading Yoga is life.
The feeling of always being on - talking, sharing, responding, affirming, modeling - can be draining. This weekend I felt the encouragement to be still within myself, sitting with my own feelings, and giving myself the permission to be silent especially with difficult conversations. Although I always have something to add - whether it be… Continue reading Sitting with discomfort
I taught yoga for the first time today. The idea that I would teach yoga during a yoga teacher certification course should not be a foreign concept. But today, at 8:30 AM - after learning I would design, practice and lead a private session within an hour's time - at got a stomach ache. It… Continue reading Classroom reflections
I'm learning to take time for myself, and to be present with myself, each and every day. This is a daily struggle, and I don't always succeed. But today's yoga session allowed for those very necessary moments of reflection and deep thinking, and provided a moment to check-in on the equilibrium that I maintain in… Continue reading Taking time
We sat around the room on our yoga mats, moving from yogi to yogi reciting one by one how we practiced self-care. My breath was super shallow because I couldn’t think of anything. Hard to believe, but I don’t take care of myself very well. Actually, my days are bursting at the seams with everything… Continue reading Yoga lesson #1: Treat yo self(care)