Just a quick run-by post tonight.
I spent many hours at the yoga studio today. For some reason, Padma thought it would be a good idea to unleash us teacher trainees on the general public. For the next few weeks, we can sign up to assist classes with actual, real, live people--and I assisted one today for the first time!
I signed up for what used to be my favorite Yoga I class. I haven't been to it in several months thanks to a variety of scheduling conflicts. I think the class went pretty well overall. It only had 5 students, all of whom were definite "Yoga I" students. It was pretty low energy, so I had trouble figuring out when to jump and when not too; I felt like any time I went to work with someone it distracted everyone else. Interestingly enough, at the end of the class I felt like it would have been easier to assist a Mixed Level class than a Yoga I.
After I assisted class, I spent some quality time reading in the foyer of the studio. I'm still trying to finish up my book for our teacher training book club--which is tomorrow!
I enjoyed my personal practice tonight. Because I had already assisted a class, I didn't feel the need to stop and observe the class through the "teacher" lens--so I set up my mat front and center (my favorite spot in the studio!) It was great to truly focus on my own practice (which I haven't done much of lately.) As an aside, my fellow teacher trainee Bend It Like Becker made her public debut at the evening class and did a great job!
The final super-fabulous thing about tonight was getting to see so many of my awesome yoga friends going to various classes--especially some of my favorite yoga buddies who I never see anymore because they go to pre-natal yoga now. :)
I'd love to talk about the mumbo-jumbo of tonight's class (mandalas!), but I should probably cut this post short. I've got a hot date with Osho and Patanjali before I can hit the hay tonight.