Today, I’m celebrating the slow return of longer days simply by resting.
This week has been interesting. It was fairly slow at work, which gave me a lot of time to think about my yoga teacher training.
the first three months have flown by. and I’m nowhere near close to finishing my requirements.
I freaked out and bought a 2013 planner, then color-coordinated my class schedule from this week until March 17, which is the day of our final practicum. Purple indicates a Vinyasa Flow class with Laurie. Green indicates a Vinyasa Flow class with one of Laurie’s Prana Shakti Flow trained teachers. Blue indicates a Vinyasa Flow class observation. My planner is a flurry of all my favorite colors.
Between now and March 17, 2013, I must complete 8 more classes with Laurie. I must also take 8 classes with PSF teachers– I’ve decided that Lauren’s Friday open level Vinyasa and Jennie’s Saturday level 1/2 Warm Vinyasa best fit my schedule. And after I finish up my classes with Laurie, I can begin my observations of her classes. I’ll also observe some prenatal classes, since I am definitely interested in teaching prenatal yoga. I need to complete 14 more observations; at least five of them will be prenatal. I’ll probably change that to include more prenatal classes, but for now, I’m tired of fiddling with my planner.
I went to Laurie’s Vinyasa and Meditation classes last night, as has become my Thursday after-work ritual. And after we meditated, she reassured me that I’m on the right track; she’s noticed that I’ve been in her classes consistently over the last few months. She overhead me telling a classmate how tired I’ve been lately, and said, “Keisha. You are much too hard on yourself. You need to get some rest. Stop thinking. Just rest.”
I took her advice. I’ve been in bed all day, snuggled up with cup after cup of green tea, the latest issue of Poets & Writers, and a few good books, including “nomad of salt and hard water” by fellow VONA alum, Cynthia Dewi Oka. I probably won’t leave the house at all today or tomorrow.
I’m okay with that.
Have a beautiful weekend, my loves.