…said my yogini friend when i told her of my wednesday night bikram class.
sometimes i find myself concerned about what the teacher thinks of me in class…
mostly when the teacher is someone i look up to in my yoga world.
so lately, i’ve been going to this one teacher that i don’t really love.
it’s not that i don’t like her…
it’s just that i don’t really LOVE love her.
and that’s totally okay!
it’s actually great.
she’s tough. she corrects every one about little, nit-picky things.
the type of things that you want to roll your eyes at,
(and most people do.)
but for me…I just smile back at her,
because this is the type of teacher she is.
the type of teacher she wants to be.
she’s tough…she’s not there to make it easy.
she’s there to bring you through the series,
and that she does.
she carries us through class with corrections + slight compliments,
but she won’t be your best friend.
she’s a teacher
and when i’m in the hot box, i’m her student.
…and this is my own damn practice.
YAY for KARMA classes!
on friday, our studio kicked off the start of Karma classes on Friday nights.
it’s a donation-only class that’s taught without instruction.
(we raised $500 during the first class for the VT Food Bank—woohoo).
since this was the first class, we had a special treat with a guest DJ…amazing.
DJ Dakota kept us flowing together for the full 90 minutes.
from “Come Together,” by the Beatles during balancing stick to “Hot in Here” by Nelly during Camel.…we flowed together.
there were moments that we all broke down laughing + there were points when we all couldn’t help but start singing.
all i know, is that i’m not missing another Karma class.
because that was way too fun.
i couldn’t get away tonight.
i went through the motions,
and had moments of bliss.
…rudely interrupted by thoughts
about useless nothingness.
I was all la-dee-dah, yoga-high, rainbows + unicorns driving home from an amazing class + final savasana when…..WOAH!!! I realized I just turned down a one-way street…going the wrong way!!
Well, that snapped me back to reality!
And yes, I was on the same route I take every single day, twice a day.