Three years since I updated this blog, and it’s been about that long since I led a full-length yoga class. I still practice on my own, but far less frequently than I should. As my career as a personal trainer has grown, I’ve focused more on the resistance training side of fitness to the detriment of my cardiovascular health and yoga practice.
And as life tends to do, it has gone on with surprises and decisions and I find myself 2 hours away from teaching yoga at my gym for (probably) 20-30 yoga enthusiasts. This begins the new group fitness schedule at the gym which has me teaching twice a week. I’m excited, sure, but also nervous. It’s been so long since I did this.
So, as is my nature, I have overprepared. I went back and watched a handful of the DDPYoga DVDs. I wrote out the entire routine I want to teach today. I got here early to test the sound system. But there is a part of me that feels like the attendees will know I’ve been neglecting my practice. I’ll direct everyone to get into Down Dog for the first time and they’ll see my legs unable to completely straighten and they’ll… what? Throw their yoga blocks at me? Boo and hiss?
I suppose if you are going to upset a room full of strangers, a yoga class would be your safest bet.
If you’re in the OKC area, come take class with me Mondays and alternating Saturdays at 10 am! Gold’s Gym Quail Springs. Bring overripe tomatoes.