Because it was such a busy weekend, I didn’t have time to write at all! I want to catch everyone up on my experiences at my YogaFit Level One teacher training though, so I will do so through photos from my weekend:)
Day 91…wake up at 5am and begin the drive to Hamden, CT…see beautiful sunrise!
The grand hall at the student center…wait, am I at a ski resort or a college? These lucky kids!
These chandeliers are AMAZING!
Mmmmm…raw flax snacks…I was skeptical about the ‘pizza’ flavor, but wow, these were pretty good!
Yes..I am eating baby food…with all my allergies it is SUPER hard for me to find healthy food I can eat while traveling. My solution was Whole Foods baby food…different fruit and fruit/oatmeal combos for the weekend. Don’t judge, they are actually delicious and very healthy! Although, I did hide in my car to eat them because I didn’t want to deal with strange stares and questions!
Day 92…aka day two of training…
So I cancelled my hotel and drove home after day 1.
A) I wanted a real dinner,
B) I didn’t want to stay alone in a hotel and be miserable since it was cold and dark by 5,
C) I didnt want to be away from the pups for two whole days!
At lunch, I went for a 45 minute hike up and down the huge hills around campus!
Down the hill……
Views from the top!
All in all YogaFit level one was a good experience. I already teach… a lot…so most of it was already common sense to me. But the instructor was great and all the participants were really nice. What a neat group of people from all walks of life brought together through love of yoga and a desire to teach! We probably did 4 hours of yoga over the weeked so I felt great too!
I enjoyed learning the YogaFit flows and modifications…definitely some really interesting ways to modify poses for people with injuries or different levels of fitness! I’ll totally use some in my classes!
I am excited to see what levels 2-5 and the workshops bring. I have decided to do my 200 hour teacher training through YogaFit and have heard good things from the people I met who were ‘retraining’ their level one to complete their 200 hours. Even though it kind of a watered down version of some of the yoga traditions and very Westernized, I think it brings a good element to yoga, especially for those who would not try it otherwise. I think for what I want to do with bringing yoga into the mainstream field of counseling it is the perfect starting point!