Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Messages from my morning Yoga class

Yoga class with Tricia Donegan, Bikram Yoga LES in NY (also known as Lady Gaga's Bikram Yoga Instructor)

If you have a dream- Reach for it, Stretch for it, Go for it!
Have a dream bigger than yourself and we will help you get it <3

"I have enough Love to carry you through this class"

Monday, May 21, 2012

I Love My Team- Group 10 Rocks!!

We learn together.
We grow together.
We are Strong Together!

These ladies have Kick @ss Determination
Gangster Jimmy Lau!

Theo always feeds me!
Love watching Larry Lamb get up on the Podium
Maddy!! Silent but deadly... watch out for her  baton
Winny!!! You are sweetest.  Thanks for always lending a hand <3
Yay It's Felix!!

Double Power House Annas
With our Team mascot Molly

Rosie Lawlor..... you are beautiful <3

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Class that you will Never Forget

We ended off Week 5 with the following Friday Night Class:

45% humidity. 
600+ bodies. 
One Room. 
135 minutes. 
26 postures. 
Countless Stories.
Bikram Choudhury. 

You'll never get a chance to take a Bikram Yoga Class like that ever again! 
What an amazing experience.

Our Deepest Fear

Shared in Rajashree's morning class Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Oriah Mountain Dreamer- The Invitation

Had our first morning class with Rajashree Choudhury on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 and she left us with this:

The Invitation 
Oriah Mountain Dreamer 
Canadian Teacher and Author

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dreams
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life's betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your
fingers and toes
without cautioning us to
be careful
be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand on the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn't interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after a night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn't interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the center of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

Inspiration and tips from Visiting Teachers- Week 4

Christian- Monday, May 7
You can do it.  Best part is you get to come into class and show it to yourself.

Misha Soltis, travelling teacher (7 continents!)- Monday, May 7
- Camel usually has a message.  Listen for it

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Week 4 Thursday Ultimate Yoga High

Delivered my Balancing Stick Pose today (#7) and here's the feedback leading up to it.....

Posture clinic feedback:
1. Don't doubt yourself, keep moving forward
2. Slow down... you're going 110 miles from LA to Vegas
3. Use the commas and periods. Breathe in between paragraphs
4. Emphasize the bold words. Be aware of your posture

Music to my ears =)

Such an ultimate high when you get a compliment from someone you admire... Lisa Johnson- You Rock!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Week 3 = Dialogue Dialogue Dialogue

Posture clinic has started and people are in full swing studying.... dialogue. dialogue. dialogue.  Always helpful to have good study buddies=)

Focus and concentration on my studies left me with Team Saturday!!!

Inspiration and tips from Visiting Teachers- Week 3

Stacey from Texas, north dallas studio- Monday, April 30
- always leave students with their dignity

Jakob from New York- Monday, April 30
- Party time... every saturday night I have a party and all my friends come over to drink water half-naked
- Like a japanese ham sandwich.... whatever that is
- What I love about backbends is that they make me a little high
- Arms/ Triceps tight... nothing hanging like a wizard's sleeve
- Drop it like it's HOT

Emmy- Tuesday, May 1
- Yoga is an investment in your body's future

Allison from NY- Tuesday, May 1
- Any Body can do Yoga (inspiring story about the 3 men in her class)

Afton Carraway- Wednesday, May 2
- Everyone has a responsibility to take care of themselves so that they can be an example and lead others to do the same

Iko from NY- Thursday, May 3
- Never say no.  Always say Yes.  Never limit yourself
- Things happen with determination
- It hurts???....  I knowwwwwww

Girls wear high heels for other girls... no guys care.  - Dr. P

Tips after my dialogue delivery:
- Don't second guess yourself... keep going
- going 110 miles from LA to Vegas.... slow down!!

Thursday... Leave it to this lady to tell everyone how it's done!!!!  Great Half-moon posture clinic.
Thanks for correcting my half-moon Emmy.... who knew you could work out your butt muscle so hard!