This is it… This was it…

It is done. I held my first yoga class as a teacher this Monday. Oh I was so nervous. My heart beat was right there in my throat while I was trying to chant an OM that did not reveal how I felt… I made it. No big blanks. No injured students that had to…

There and back again… Part 2

It has only been a week. So much has happened… once again. I have traveled 70 miles, enjoyed the beautiful rolling hills and made new friends. I truly needed this time for myself. The hectic months had left me struggling for air. Things felt like they were unraveling. I found out that cleansing techniques and…

I got myself a job

Well actually, I get to keep my current job. Today I signed my contract. And I am so excited! I realized a few weeks ago, when it became apparent that my temporary contract would turn permanent, that it has been 12 years since I signed on for my last permanent job. And while I enjoyed…

Up up and away

Something shifted. During the Christmas holidays, I finally sat down to put together a script for my first yoga class. The idea is to practice teaching by instructing other yogis that are attending the program with me. Completing ten of these classes on different subjects is a requirement to receive full credits. Well, there were…

Doing it all again next year…

Heading into the final stretch of 2013, once again I can’t believe how fast the year zoomed by. Even so, many good things happened making me curious as to what next year has in store. My bucket list hasn’t seen much movement, so for 2014 I am pondering challenges… moving out of my comfort zone,…

Lost in translation … again

After two ’no yoga‘ weeks I thoroughly enjoyed the last teacher training session this weekend. It was all about methodology and principles of teaching. I completed this workshop earlier (my group was scheduled for October), because I really wanted to know where to start. What do I need to do to start teaching? Well, I…

Feel the music, feel the joy

What brings you joy? For me it is music. Last week I went to a concert with an old friend of mine. I was hesitating at first, since I was tired and had to go to work the next day. While I didn’t know the band, I knew their previous musical efforts which go back…

Sometimes I just want to get hit by a bus

Well, not really. I don’t know about you, but sometimes my mind goes a little crazy. There are these days or weeks where nothing seems to fall into place. I am grating against life, well reality actually, and they are grating against me. And it feels like the only way to stop my mind going…