“I decided I wanted to become a hot yoga teacher 3 months ago. I had been practicing regularly for about 6 months at a local Atlanta studio and had been asking around about it. My initial hope to train with Bikram himself were dashed after I read the January Vanity Fair article. If I didn’t study with him, where ...Read More →
I’m in the middle of an intensive search for a paying job, selling my house, taking a programming course, I just took a volunteer job for an organization that, among many other things, needs to raise enough money to run a STEM summer camp in Mali this summer (iNERDE.org), and just started a relationship, actually my first relationship since my divorce 5 years ago. So I decided, ...Read More →
The mirror maze
When I decided to do a yoga training in Costa Rica with evolation yoga I knew that it implied for me a total change of life for a month. I had to exchange my fully independent life for a life in a “colony” of 14 people during 24 hours a day, sharing the same house and the same schedules with everyone. This total shift in dynamics was ...Read More →
I would say “Day 3 is done” but it isn’t true. As is true for days 1 and 2, the day doesn’t end, it carries over fluidly into the next until you aren’t sure what day it is or what day of the week! The phrase “Trust the Process” is my new mantra.
Everything in these first three days has been a steep learning curve for me. That’s not a bad ...Read More →
Pressure’s on. You’ve been given the script, meticulously spelled it out with newfound-friends, fallen asleep clutching the sacred text, and woken up on some foreign beach with only a little black book to fend off the howling jungle.
For those unlucky souls like me, memorizing text is as easy as coming up with a fitting analogy. I’m bad at both. The past three days have been filled day and night ...Read More →
Flipping between over-excited and over-exhausted, the week leading up to my yoga teacher training in Costa Rica was a roller coaster of polar opposites. Chance had bestowed the gift of the flu on my increasingly rattled brain. I was already jumping back and forth making sure I’d sent all my paperwork, knew what to pack, and was going to be able to finish all of my day-to-day ...Read More →