Back to the Namaste

Remember when I used to teach yoga? It was a long time ago and for a long time. Then I stopped teaching all that often, but I got to sub, and that was fun. I got certified through NESTA, which is an organization that offers correspondence courses. It was a solo learning experience, building on everything I’d taught myself over the years since I’d opened Sassy Magazine and found a yoga sequence when I was a teenager. Certification led to my teaching for Continuing Ed community classes, which led me to the studio where I taught and then subbed.

And this happened once. It’s okay. I’m over it.

Also fun: All those times I went to Summer Solstice in NYC. That time in 2011. That time in 2012. That time in 2013. That time in 2014.

I went to hot yoga once. It was sweaty and gross and the instructor wasn’t great.

I also had a Groupon for yoga at the same studio but not as hot, so those were fun classes on the weekend. That same studio opened another studio closer to  home, so I went there for a few classes, too. Then they closed, so I stopped going.

In the meantime, I’ve practiced on and off at home, sometimes with DVDs by Shiva Rea or Yoga Zone, sometimes using Pinterest inspiration, and sometimes simply doing it because I know what I’m doing.

Lately, I’ve gotten to miss it, so on a whim, I looked up teacher training. There’s a 200 hour course that’s official through the most officially recognized yoga people in the world that I’ve always wanted to take and haven’t had the chance to. Because it’s 200 hours.

Serendipity has struck because I found a studio in RVC that offers it as an intensive several week course during the summer. This is exactly what I’ve wanted. I contacted them. They answered right away. I went to see the studio, and the owner showed me around and offered me a class. I took the class and now I’m hooked again.

The plan: In May, once the semester is over, I’m buying a monthly pack. That gets me to June, when the training begins. That brings me to July, when I’ll finally have my 200 hour course done and done.

I might go back to subbing. I might go back to teaching. I might not do either of those things. I’m just happy to be getting back to yoga.

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