With the constant bombardment of media and other distractions, and the incredible amount of sugar most children consume, getting kids to focus on anything can be very challenging. But to grow into healthy, balanced adults, our children need to learn how to concentrate – for school, but also for the rest of life. Children are being diagnosed with various diseases and given legal prescription drugs to help them be able ...Read More →
“Life is a delicate balance of holding on and letting go.”
I wonder if the person who first uttered those words was a yogi because it speaks to every part of the teacher training process. We are constantly being forced to hold onto integrity and let go of ego. Or hold onto stillness and let go of chatter. Inhale the positive and exhale the negative. ...Read More →
Well I’d like to say that getting up at 5:30am and falling back into bed at 11:30pm gets easier but that would be a bold faced lie. In fact, hard as I try my body seems to be working against me.
It doesn’t make sense. I understand that the days are long and the overload of information combined with the never-ending dialogue cram is taking a toll but I had ...Read More →
Arriving early at the studio this morning we started the day with some self-study time. Dialogue in, Dialogue out. At the beginning of the week we were given some great proven tools to assist us in learning the dialogue. Lots of different ways to make the words stick. I am the first to admit I have been fortunate insofar as I had a pretty good grasp of the standing ...Read More →
5:30-7:30am: Wake up and study.
8:00-8:30am: Drive to the studio.
9:00-9:00pm: Teacher clinics/Hot yoga classes/Lectures
9:00:15-9:45pm: Drive home
10:00-11:00pm: Cook/Shower/Pack for the next day
11:00-12:00am: #yogastory blog
Annnndddd Repeat. Day… After.. Day.
When I write it all out like that it sounds quite daunting. And to anyone who may be reading this, it could very well terrify the hello out of them. But you know what? (And I say this now during week one) It’s ...Read More →
I love how drastically one day can differ from the next. My charged emotional response less than 24-hours earlier now feels like a lifetime ago. Today had such infinite possibility and proved to be quite a different experience.
I woke up at 5:30am to give myself time to look over the posture of the day. I hadn’t begun to memorize it before that moment and I was going to ...Read More →
I cried today. It wasn’t the beautiful glistening tear drop that slides gracefully down your cheek. No, no. I mean it was the type of uncontrolled tears that burn heavy in your eyes; those tears that reappear as soon as you vainly attempt to wipe them away.
I don’t even know why.
I am not the type of person who falls apart under pressure nor have I ever been the ...Read More →
Am I prepared? Was this the right decision? Am I going to be able to memorize everything? Will I even be a good teacher? What if I didn’t get the right books? What will the other woman be like? How will the instructors be? Am I crazy? Is it really 2:00am? Why am I still awake?
These are not the things you’d like ...Read More →