Saturday, December 21, 2013

My first assignment

After signing up for the yoga teacher training, I received an email with all the instructions and directions I will need to start off with.  My first class will be January 26th.  There will be an orientation, and then we will delve into the lessons.

I had to order a couple of books for the whole session.  One is required for the class, and the other is my choosing for a book review.  I chose Yoga: A Gem for Women by Geeta Iyengar.  It was suggested to me by a wonderful instructor at the studio I go to a few months back.  I have wanted to read it for some time, and this is the perfect opportunity.  My books should arrive by Christmas, so I will have a full month to get started with my readings.

Finally, before class actually starts, I have to memorize a sequence that they have given me.  Luckily, it is a sequence that they have used at the studio when I have attended class, so I should have a better time memorizing it.

I am so excited about all of this!

Love and light my friends,


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Taking the leap

It's official.  I put in my application and the deposit for the yoga teacher training course just now.  I'm excited and nervous about the whole thing.

I finally realized that the job I applied for was not going to come through right now.  I applied over a month ago and never received a phone call.  When I tried calling, I didn't get much help.  I figure that must mean I am meant to do this instead.

I have no idea what will happen in the future, but I am ready to take this path and see where it leads me.

Namaste my friends,


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A yoga mat review

I received this mat for an honest review:

 The cost is just under $45 so I would expect it to be better than my other mats that I have bought from ROSS.  It is slightly thicker than other mats that I have tried. The cushion it provided was very nice, especially for my knees.  I really like that part of it.

However, I found that it was very slippery.  In Downward dog, my hands were sliding out.  In Warrior II, my back foot wanted to slide away from me.  To me, that is extremely unappealing.

Yes, I used this only two times, but I wanted to test it out in a heated room.  I have not had the opportunity to try using my mat towel, but I haven't really had to use it before when I have done any heated yoga.

A lot of other people gave extremely positive reviews.  Maybe it just doesn't work with my skin and oils.  I'm not sure.  All I know is I didn't like the instability I felt and I am glad that I actually did not spend that much money on the thing.