Balancing persistent effort & no expectation

This is referring to Yoga Sutra 1.12, presented in Yoga Journals November 2017 issue. These mental modifications are restrained by practice and non-attachment. -Yoga Sutra 1.12 I read this article one morning and realized that my practice fell off the band wagon. I've been a yoga teacher for about 9 weeks now and although half … Continue reading Balancing persistent effort & no expectation

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200 YTT – Day 25-30 – Molding Time

I called this whole week "Hoorah Week" because this is the week we practice and apply everything we learned in the last 7 weeks of Yoga Teacher Training. An intensive yoga practice and practice teach for 5 consecutive days. I also consider this week the time we mold ourselves into the teachers we want to … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 25-30 – Molding Time

200 YTT – Day 20 – Mommy Yogi’s

Yoga is for every body even those who carry an extra body. I am referring to the mommy Yogi's. Today we had a prenatal teacher training with Hillary Norrell, first an Ashtanga teacher and now a prenatal yoga teacher too. Yoga can help expecting mommies transform or deal with their new bodies as they carry … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 20 – Mommy Yogi’s

200 YTT – Day 18-19 -Back in the studio 

The Fourth of July holiday put yoga teacher training to intermission, but not really. I like to see it as a time to refresh by reflecting on what was taught and finding your own words to lead a class in the Ashatnga sequence. I practiced my cues independently and then with family members. I'll tell … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 18-19 -Back in the studio 

200 YTT – Day 17 – Being a kid again

Our busy adult lives leave us very little time to be childishly selfish, draw what's in our hearts and innocently solo dance...and all in front of others. On our morning donut breakfast walk, my husband did not want to practice Joy Breathes with me as we sat in Safeway's eating area. His words were, "No! … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 17 – Being a kid again

200 YTT – Day 14-17 – Week 4

Week 4 was physically mellow, but mentally stressful. I was unable to practice Ashtanga at the studio because of work and other family events that happen during the week. Training days are when I know I'll practice, but unfortunately not this week. Despite being bummed out it was good to further the training with hands-on … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 14-17 – Week 4

200 YTT – Day 10-13 – Week 3 Complete

Coming into Week 3, I seriously did not want to go back to work. Teacher training for 8 hours was a dream and I was surrounded lovely ladies with good vibes. It was tough to carry-on my teachers mantra this week, "everything is temporary." I tried to tell myself that work eventually ends...that it's only … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 10-13 – Week 3 Complete

200 YTT – Day 9 – “Everything is Temporary”

Tonight, Tasha, our teacher trainer, offered the mantra of "everything is temporary." No matter how much you try to fight this one, you know it's true. Good and bad things fluctuate throughout your day and you just need to breathe through it. The breath is constant. The breath sustains life. My practice tonight took that to … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 9 – “Everything is Temporary”

200 YTT – Day 8 – Ashtanga Immersion

Day 8 wraps up Week 2 of 7 of YTT. The week revolved around an Ashtanga Prinary Series immersion consisting of 5 consecutive days of alignment practice with our teacher trainer, Tasha, and ending with instruction by Sri. K Pattabhi Jois himself...on recording. What took us 2 hours to complete, we completed in 1.5 hours … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 8 – Ashtanga Immersion