Every week I look at my schedule and my first priority is seeing where and when I can fit in a yoga class. May had been crazy due to many preschool classes, sometimes up to 10 a week that left my own personal yoga practice…well lacking to say the least.
This week I feel like my summer vacation started early as my only commitment was teaching one preschool class. Heaven!
Here is what my yoga week looked like:
Sunday: Vinyasa flow class taught by a particularly gifted and experienced teacher. I try hard to get to her Sunday morning class as she teaches alignment based yoga and I always come away feeling like I have been to an intense but very good workshop.
Monday: Mixed Level Yoga with a really, really good yoga sister who has become my friend. She was a theatre major at NYU and so the banter and elevated entertaining chatter makes this ambitious class (well for me it always is!) just much more fun. And that 75 minutes always speeds by!
Tuesday: I recently found a 5.30pm Power Yoga Class that I would have thought a few months ago was beyond me. However, even though this class is a humbling experience. I love the pace, the challenging new poses, the art of breathing and positioning to reach the pose. I love how it makes me realize that yoga is not about achieving the perfect position, it’s about the breath and finding that space within yourself that was not there before.
Wednesday: Teaching assistant for a Restorative Reiki Class. If you ever have a chance to take a restorative class, I highly recommend it. The prerequisites are if you can breathe and lie down! As the title of the class suggests it is designed to restore your soul through several compassionate, non-impact poses and with the added energy of Reiki, this class is just a joy to take and to assist in. This is when I get blissed out with my yoga.
Thursday: Teaching a very challenging but ever so fun family yoga class. This week there was a grand total of 3 kids! A 10-month-old, a 1 year old and a 3-year-old, and none of them had any intention of doing any yoga! So, I did Very Hungry Caterpillar to myself, sang I’m A Little Teapot to myself 5 times and read the yoga book Rachel In the Garden all to myself….out loud. Sometimes you just have to roll and know that working with preschoolers is like herding cats.
Friday: A very lovely beginners class, which is not so much beginner in its pace but maybe in its poses. It’s always good to go back to the basics and this is a class I look forward to and enjoy.
So that was my week. Yoga every darn day! How much better and grounded and peaceful I feel after a frenetic April and May. Time to rest and restore and get back on my mat.
Hope you're having a great week.