As a yoga teacher I found that it was so hard to keep up my own personal practice
As a yoga teacher I found that it was so hard to keep up my own personal practice. While planning and teaching classes I found that I mostly did yoga while teaching others. I also started a business *you wanna guess…This one* in 2017 that took a lot of time to work on. The time really was me figuring out what I was good at in the yoga space. And going through obstacles and insights along the way.
I narrowed it down to online yoga, so I could focus on my own self-care and creating healthy boundaries for myself emotionally, physically and mentally. Finding time to reinvigorate my personal yoga practice has still been tough. I, a yoga teacher, like any other newbie to yoga often don’t know what I want to work on during my personal practice.
I had to get my coinz together to save up for a yoga membership because I really gain the most by being a student first. Having a teacher lead the class while I work on my personal development is what I have been craving and missing. I created a groupon/yoga studio deal list where I charted out all the new membership deal that were available so I could hop from studio to studio keeping my monthly costs low. They rager from $35-$50 a month making this a steal strategy. If you live in the DMV comment below and I’ll post the deals sheet.
Going to YogaWorks in Alexandria (formerly Pure Prana) is just what I needed. When I want to put in some more work I’ll choose a more active class. When I want to the slow the paced I’ll chose a restorative or Yin class. Yin yoga will always hold a special place in my heart because it is my favorite approach to yoga. I LOVE holding poses for minutes at a time… LOL it leaves me free to multi-task.
My current plan is to keep up with yoga 6x/week. So far so good. What I am getting out of my classes is dealing with myself and my own internal battles. I can focus on pranayama without worrying that the space will be interrupted. Sunday is my rest day. So here’s to keeping strong and keeping it going 🙂