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Meeting mudras somewhere in the middle

Today I had my second-to-last yoga class. Just one more, and I’m done with this training program. I’ll be a ‘real-live’ yoga teacher…on paper, anyway. It’s kind of strange to think about, actually. But, I’m not done yet – so … Continue reading

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My last (core) class

Today was my last core class of my yoga teacher training program – and (quite appropriately) the topic was the Yoga Sutras, Part 2. I had taken the Yoga Sutras Part 1 waaaaaaaayyyyyy back in January.  My training cohort was … Continue reading

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Want versus need

As I have mentioned in earlier posts, one of the requirements of my teacher training program involves mentorship. Two weeks ago I completed my first mentor observation; today I completed my second (and final) one. Detailed (and lengthy) notes from … Continue reading

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The Yoga Sutras

One of the requirements of this yoga teacher training program is to read 4 different yoga books, then submit a brief report/reflection on each one.  I have finished my third required text: The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali (with accompanying commentary … Continue reading

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Testing some limits; and today, I think I passed.

Another Sunday, another core training session. This 4-hour long class stretched me both physically and mentally; but all in very good ways. The first 90 minutes of class focused on one asana; but this “single” pose has four variations, and … Continue reading

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The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

One of the requirements of this yoga teacher training program is to read 4 different yoga books, then submit a brief report/reflection on each one.  I have finished my second required text: The Hatha Yoga Pradipika.  So here is my … Continue reading

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Strong Warrior, Calm Warrior, Open Warrior

After a full weekend of visiting teacher yoga, this afternoon I still had my “regularly scheduled” teacher training program session to attend.  Fortunately, this afternoon was a pretty darn cool session.  :) We started the class by examining two different-but-similar … Continue reading

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