Not sure you know this, but I started practicing Yoga in February of 2010 at Haute Yoga in Seattle, Washington. I signed up for one of those two week trials for $25 bucks. I remember taking my first class like yesterday with Jenniferlyn Chiemingo. I had no idea what I was doing and hoping no one noticed, but of course, everyone noticed. Thank you Jenniferlyn for adjusting me a million times and giving me the guidance needed to make it through my first class.
Fast forward 20 months after relocating to California and exploring most of the studios located in Santa Monica, I now practice regularly with several teachers at the Main Street YogaWorks studio.
On October 7 and 8 I will begin my 200 Hour Teacher Training Program. The topic for the 13 hours of training this weekend is “Neutrally Rotated Standing Poses.” Hmmmn. What is that? No comprendo. Well, that is the main reason for this blog.
The first goal of this blog is to share my 200 Hour Teacher Training Program yoga experience with you. I would like to share my experiences in becoming a part-time yoga teacher and demystifying the yoga experience. The second goal of this blog is to share with you the challenges I will overcome to bring yoga to under-served communities through RaveYoga.com.
Okay, Angel, now what does that really mean?
Well, to keep it simple. I hope to share or give to you what I have received. As they say, sharing is caring. What I am trying to say is that I would like to share with you how yoga has allowed me to step outside my comfort zone; how yoga has allowed me to look within; and how the yoga workout itself has allowed me to be incredibly open, honest and transparent with myself.
Of course, I will share with you the details of my personal yoga journey experience as I get warmed up. But for now, I am just curious about you. What do you think of yoga? Does it freak you out? Have you tried it? What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word “yoga”? Or is “yoga” really a verb?