Friday, October 29, 2010

Richard and me

I'm back from LA and happy to be here, that's for sure. I'm sorry to say that I didn't get a chance to take a yoga class there I did get to see my wonderful friend Richard Simmons who totally kicked my butt in two classes. I know this has nothing to do with yoga here is a picture of us together. I love him. He is the best!! He changed my life and that change led me to yoga. Here is a link to the class that I took with him. If you look real hard you can see me in the back wearing green.

Hatha yoga classes are back on the normal schedule starting Saturday, October 29, at 11:00 am at the yoga loft at Salon Etro. I'm looking forward to seeing all of my students again. Namaste!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I Love Being a Teacher, I Love Being a Student

I love being a yoga teacher. I feel as if I have been given a gift to be able to help my students deal with some of the stresses of their daily lives. I have students that tell me that they have never been able to relax before taking my classes. I have students that tell me that they hear my words during stressful times and turn to their breath and mantra to help them through. I have one student who keeps my card by her computer so that she can read the saying on the back to help her keep her inner peace. Hearing these things makes me feel so good deep down inside. I feel very lucky to be a yoga teacher.

I love being a yoga student. I learn something new in each and every class that I take. I took class today from a teacher named Paul. If memory serves me well, this is the second man I have taken class from other than on a DVD. It was a good class and I was able to further my practice again. Paul took us into crow pose and I was able to balance in this posture for a moment or two. He also asked if anyone wanted to do a headstand and I love a good headstand. No more kicking up the wall for me. Now my abs do the work. I'm getting stronger and stronger. Paul also brought us into wheel pose which I also love to do but am not supposed to do according to my doctors who I don't listen to. :) It was a great class. I really enjoyed it. I feel very lucky to be a yoga student.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Class rescheduled for Thursday at 6:15

Hi Everybody,

I am back from from my visit with Kerry at Notre Dame. I had a fantastic time and was able to continue my practice on Kerry's yoga mat which is on the floor in her bedroom. I had some back issues from hours and hours of being on my feet but stretching with the breath, doing lots of spinal twists and backbends really helped me through.

I've had a couple of requests to teach a yoga class on Thursday evening to make up for not being in town on Tuesday and Saturday so there will be class at the yoga loft upstairs at Etro Salon tomorrow at 6:15 pm.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Claudia's yoga schedule for October.

Hi Everybody,

I just wanted to make sure that there are no questions about my class schedule for the month of October. There will be class on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30 pm as usual. There will NOT be class on Saturday, October 9 at 11:00 or Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30. There will be class on Saturday, October 16, at 11:00 am and Tuesday, October 19 at 6:30. There will NOT be class on Saturday, October 23 or Tuesday, October 26. Classes will resume as scheduled from then on.

I hope all of my students will continue their practice when I am not having class even if it's just some Pranayama (breath control) and a few asana (poses) that can be done on the floor in the living room and a short relaxation. Spinal twists, knees to chest and forward bends can be done on a towel anywhere you might want to do them. Go on and make me a happy Yogini and tell me that you practiced on your own. :)

So, yes, there is class this Tuesday at the yoga loft upstairs from Etro Salon at 9717 West Sample Rd, Coral Springs starting at 6:30 pm. See you there. :)