Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm is my Hatha Yoga class in the Yoga Loft at Salon Etro (9717 West Sample Rd, Coral Springs). Tonight we are going to work on disconnecting from the outside world and being more mindful of what we do in class. Hopefully, we can learn to be more mindful off the mat as well. See ya there!!! Oh, first class? $5.00....such a deal. :) :)
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Last night was the chanting/meditation event at Juliana's and it was totally amazing. There were about 15 people at the event, maybe even more. We all sat in a circle in Juliana's living room and Juli started with a short meditation. Then we chanted to Snatum Kaur and Ken who gently and softly played the guitar. We continuted by chanting our teacher training anthem On Na Ma Shi Va Ya and that was really special. With Ruth, Courntey, Wendi, Veronica and Juliana singing along it felt just like I had been transported back to yoga teacher training. It was a moment that I won't forget in a hurry. We finished dancing to Krishna Das. It was an amazing sight. We were all dancing and moving with Juliana leading the way. She really is a special person. She has an energy unlike anyone else I have ever met. She is my Guru. :)
I went to 8:30 class this morning and it was really wonderful. I missed my bud Ruth though. She is always there but she just had wrist surgery and wasn't up to class (although she made it to the kirtan).
When class was over I had to go and teach class at the salon which I was happy to do. It was a great class with lots of hands on assistance and gentle poses. I really love teaching yoga. I feel blessed that I have found it and had the good judgement to love it. :)
Ps-Thanks to Ken Keefe for the picture. I lifted it from him FB profile page. :)
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I love having new students in my classes. Most of them are new in more ways than one. They are new to my classes and they are new to yoga with my class being their first yoga class. Teaching new students can be very challenging but it can also be very rewarding.
When I was a new student, Juliana first started me with the breath. Feeling the breath, hearing the breath, using the breath and being mindful of the breath. Everything else came after that. I was very lucky to have found Juliana as my Guru and friend. I teach the way I was taught. :)
Saturday's class will be held at the Yoga loft upstairs from Salon Etro at 11:00 in Coral Springs. First class $5.00.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Hatha Yoga class tonight will begin at 6:30 at the Yoga Loft upstairs from Etro Salon. It's Lori's birthday and she has requested hip openers, sciatic stretches and extra relaxation at the end. In Lori's honor we will be doing all those things. Come and sing Happy Birthday to Lori! First class? $5.00. :) :)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Juliana came back from Costa Rica absolutely electric. Her energy is just off the charts. Her classes have been amazing and very different than they were before she took that trip. I am in awe of her. I always learn so much. I can't wait for my private on Tuesday. It should be absolutely rockin'. "We are an ocean of movement". Wow!!! :) :)
Friday, August 20, 2010
My Saturday Hatha Yoga class will begin at 11:00 AM in the yoga loft upstairs at Etro Salon in Coral Springs. The salon at 9717 West Sample Rd, Coral Springs. Beginners or First Timers are welcome as are the more experienced student. First class? $5.00 :)
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Yesterday's Hatha Yoga class was great. We spent time before class talking but once I started class we were able to ground ourselves and start our breath work. We practiced yogic breathing with retentions and then alternated nostril breathing. The students really seemed to like the extra breathing.
Once our Pranayama (breath control) was over we moved into the asana part. Asanas are the postures or poses that are done in yoga such as the classic downward facing dog. We moved on our backs, seated, standing, balance, and ended on our backs and then in Savanasa (relaxation pose). We moved our spines in all directions with simple and gentle movements mindfully and quietly. Final relaxation included aromatherapy and a neck massage. It was a truly a wonderful class. Lots of moaning and groaning. :) :)
Thanks to my students for coming and allowing me to guide them through their practice.
Monday, August 16, 2010
This morning I subbed for Ileana at the Yoga Source. I really love teaching there. I have taken so many classes at " The Source" and I feel very comfortable being there. I had three students today with one being my good friend Ruth. Both of the other students were very new to yoga. It reminded me very much of my own classes at the yoga loft at Etro Salon complete with aromatherapy and neck massage at the end of final relaxation. I love teaching so much. It still blows my mind that I get to do it. I feel very lucky.
Tomorrow is my class at the yoga loft. It starts at 6:30 PM at 9717 West Sample Rd, Coral Springs. I'm looking forward to teaching this class. I enjoy helping people to relax and give themselves the gift of yoga. It is a gift you know. :)
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Today was a double yoga day. A real one. I had to sub at Juliana's for her Saturday 8:30 AM class and I also had my own class at the yoga loft. The first class was great. I even did alternated nostril breathing. Go me! I got a great compliment from one of Juliana's students today. He said "I took a class from you the other day and today's class was totally different". I was happy to hear that. I look all over for new postures and new takes on old things too. I'm trying to make my classes MY classes and no one else's.
One of Juliana's weekday students came to my Saturday class. Juliana's 8:30 class just does not work for her and she said that my time was perfect for her. I was glad that she came. I got a big hug when it was over and that made me feel good.
I also had a new student today. It's one of the ladies from the Salon and it was a pleasure to have her in my class too. She was brand new to yoga and had never practiced before. We discussed her physical issues and I modified the class for her as we went along. She had mentioned having Sciatica so I did some hip openers for her. I think she really enjoyed it.
I am so loving my teaching. It is so rewarding and I love to practice so much myself.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I spent the last week subbing for Juliana while she was away at a retreat and what a fantastic opportunity it was. I had classes almost every day and teaching class every day made me a better teacher. I really feel as if I am growing by leaps and bounds. I am very lucky that Juliana gave me the chance to sub for most of her classes. Thanks Jules!!
I am subbing this coming Monday for Ileana at The Yoga Source at 11:00 and I am looking forward to that. Subbing there for Joy was a fantastic experience and I'm expecting the same thing on Monday. If you are around come to "The Source" and practice with me.
My Saturday class will be taking place at 11:00 AM at the yoga loft upstairs from Etro Salon in Coral Springs. I hope you will come by and check it out. First class? Still $5.00!! :) :)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Hatha Yoga class will be held tonight at the loft upstairs at Etro Salon. 9717 West Sample Road, Coral Springs. Grounding and finding your breath starts at 6:30. Come and join your body, mind and spirit. You'll feel better if you do! :)