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Newnan, Georgia, United States
I am a yoga student continuously studying, taking workshops and practice, practice, practice.
Currently enrolled in a 230hr Yoga Teacher Training. I hope to share that with you here.
Born & raised in the south along the banks of the Mississippi in Louisiana. Married in 2003 and transplanted to Georgia.
A southern Yogini at heart.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My first class under my belt.

So I taught my "official" first yoga class today at the gym. It was a good sized class (around 13 people)
Had some things to get used to (the cd player, lights, air)
I made a good attempt to remind students about the principles of yoga (the foundation) being the breath, listening to your body, going over any injuries.
We worked on sun salutations, a lot of forward folds and a few hip openers. Lots of modifications and it was all around fun; with the only negative comment made was about the loud music from the body sculpt class next door in the aerobics room. Which is to be expected. They were rockin' out! :)
After class everyone clapped; which was different :)
I did close the class with Namaste'. After class I had a few students ask questions about DVDs, Books and if I taught somewhere else.
It was a good experience and I really enjoyed it.
This just solidifies the fact that this is what I love to do and I really really want to do for as long as I possibly can. :)

I also have the books for the Stephanie Keach's 230 hour. So I can start reading and prepare myself. In case (cross my fingers) I can afford to do the 230 hour later this year or next year.

I need to clean the house and not much else! Tomorrow we are planning to go to Zazen then to see a movie.
I hope everyone else is having a great weekend!


Brooks Hall said...

Good for you!

Tiko said...

Congrats on your first official class! :)

shinyyoga said...

congratulations on yr first class!! yay! You seem to have excelled at it - I remember being so nervous before my first few classes I had to sit and practice some breath exercises as I was so nervous! haha


Nicole said...

I am so proud of you!!! :D It seems like so much has happened to get us to this point.

Flo said...

Thanks Nicole!
I need that reassurance in the beginning stages! I know that after I get a few classes completed I will feel a little more confident with this. It is all an adjusment.
I am *super* nervous to teach in front of you in a few weeks!!!

Nicole said...

I will be your silent cheerleader through the whole thing! Don't hate! ;)

Susa said...

I came here through another blog- just wondering whether you could share the reading list for the teacher training.
Thanks a lot :O)

Flo said...

Susa- Here is the reading list for the Teacher Training with Stephanie Keach at Asheville Yoga:
•The Yoga Handbook, An Inspirational Reference for Teaching and Home Practice, Stephanie Keach
•Light On Yoga, BKS Iyengar
•Yoga - The Spirit & Practice of Moving into Stillness, Erich Schiffman
•Bhagavad Gita, the Stephen Mitchell translation
•The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sw. Satchitananda
•The Heart of Yoga by Desikachar
•Back Care Basics, Mary Pulling Shatz
•Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
•The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh
•The Breathing Book, Donna Fahri

Plus I would love to follow your blog as well.

Susa said...

thank you so much!!
Shoot me an email if you'd like and I'll send you an invitation to read :D