200 YTT – Day 7 – Opening the Body

Today I folded into full lotus. A sign that the ashtanga practice is opening my body. Sounds weird, I know, but that's the only way I can explain it. Last October, I tweaked my knee staying in lotus and couldn't get in the pose ever since. Since starting the Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) I semi-avoided … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 7 – Opening the Body

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200 YTT – Day 6 – Walking Meditation

Kapilina Beach was my distraction today. Believe or not during a walking meditation you should only be focused on your breath and your step. So it was challenging to walk along the shoreline and not notice the ocean washing over my feet. The sand was like a foot massage so that slowly helped me to … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 6 – Walking Meditation

200 YTT – Day 5 – Anxious Meditation

The following is what I wrote in my journal right after morning Ashtanga practice. We always have a little break before the formal teacher training. This week we start the mornings with meditations. Meditation today was just as difficult as yesterday. Interesting enough I battled myself to go back to my breath while I saw … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 5 – Anxious Meditation

200 YTT – Day 4 – Be confident in your story

One part of Teacher Training is knowing your story and being able to share it and just owning it. Today I shared  my story for the 4th time and I still think it's missing something. It's most likely because my story-tellling skills are about Level 1. I know it's a little painful to read these … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 4 – Be confident in your story

200YTT – Day 3 – First time teaching

First full day was full of information and flashbacks from Sophomore year's Biology class! Not my strong suit, but this time I choose to learn. We got some history thrown into the mix too and  The morning's Vinyasa Fusion practice was insightful. Tasha instructed movement and the benefits of the poses. Immediately thought about my … Continue reading 200YTT – Day 3 – First time teaching

200YTT – Day 2 – Foundation

Tonight we practiced another round of Ashtanga and I tested my limits a bit...now, I know the limitations of my knees. My mouth got pretty dry too so I'll be sure to pace myself and hydrate better.  Also, our teacher Tasha went over her background, her journey, and her teachers. Roots are important. Learning about … Continue reading 200YTT – Day 2 – Foundation

Prepping the mind and body for yoga teacher training.ย 

Letting off some steam is one way to start. This is how I do it.  Singing Disney songs Dancing to Meghan Trainor Watering the grass And another would probably be venting. I vented to my yoga/work bff and I gushed some personal emotional/mental battles, as wall may need to whether we want advise or not. … Continue reading Prepping the mind and body for yoga teacher training.ย 

the Hoka One One Experience

I tell myself that I'm not a serious runner. Because there's really nothing for me to be serious about. I'm not an olympic runner and I don't have much valid advice to give  other than make sure you have the proper shoes. My recreational running started like the majority...Nike's then Asics. Sport's Authority or Dick's … Continue reading the Hoka One One Experience