I can’t tell you how great it feels to be teaching again! If you’ve followed my blog for awhile you’ve probably noticed that I’ve recently slacked with blogging my yoga practice, teaching yoga, and yoga in general. I have missed sharing what I love and live through yoga. And I almost forgot how much fun it is to teach. What makes it so much fun? The students, of course, and sharing something that’s made a difference in my life and teaching something I’m so passionate about to others.
I’ve been so excited this year about all things related to triathlon and Ironman that I sometimes almost forget how important it is to keep up with my yoga practice. Every time I find myself in a balancing sequence it reminds me of the importance of balance in training and life. I can workout, train and push the body physically but I don’t receive the same mind-body benefits as I do when I incorporate yoga into my training. It makes my mind and body feel soooooooo good. After yesterday’s Princeton 70-3 ride my body already feels better from teaching this morning’s class.
In yoga we practice Samtosha, acceptance or contentment, taking what is and whatever presents itself. Samtosha is one of the five Niyamas, and Niyamas are the second limb of the eight limbs of yoga, which relates to self-discipline. It’s hard not to build expectations on and off the mat. When I teach it’s amazing to watch people open up, let go of expectations, release, and accept where they are while at the same time pushing to their edge. We transform and grow through practice and most people who practice yoga find that what they learn and discover on the mat they apply off the mat in their every day lives.
Maybe I’ve opened up even more after some little breaks this year, seeing my own practice from a different perspective and teaching from a different perspective too. I am really happy to be out there teaching yoga. September is National Yoga Month so next month is a great time to begin yoga if you don’t already practice. I’ll be teaching yoga for charity for the remainder of August and all of September so come join me! I’ll share more about the charity I’m teaching for at the end of next week. Follow facebook.com/yogapeach for class updates and last minute classes I might add to the schedule. All levels classes held at the Marine Club 1100 S. Broad Street. Thank you to those who came to class this morning!
Sunday, August 17 at 9:30am-10:45am. Vinyasa yoga
Saturday, August 23 9:30-10:45am Vinyasa yoga- Foundation
Tuesday, August 26 6:30-7:45pm Vinyasa yoga- Intention setting
Tuesday, September 2 6:30-7:45pm Vinyasa yoga-Focus and breath work
Saturday, September 6 9:30-10:45am Vinyasa yoga- Mindset
Tuesday, September 9 6:30-7:45pm Vinyasa yoga-Twisting and stress
Saturday, September 27 9:30-10:45am Vinyasa yoga- Transitions
Sunday, September 28 11:00-12:00pm Yin Yoga- Working with resistance