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Whew… the week that was… I think.

Wow, just trying to catch my breath … is that a permissible thing for a yoga teacher to say? I’ll have to check the union handbook later.

First class on Tuesday went well. I have seven students. I’m in love with them already. In spite of the fact that I managed to get locked out of my teaching space, the class went well, although truth be told, it was one of the roughest days I’ve ever put in at the front of a group of people. Normally, I’m fearless when it comes to talking in front of crowds but the whole “locked out” incident rattled my cage and I had neglected to pack my asthma inhaler. It’s all learning curve!! I doubt my students were even aware how nervous I was.

Tonight was the start of my own course with Kathryn. Normally, I’ll be doing the class on Wednesday mornings but I had a scheduling conflict that prevented me from joining my own class. Wow, what an experience to be being back to being a student and LEAD through a practice that I’m not going to have to teach.

I’m not sure whether I should panic or giggle though. The principle posture for tonight’s class was Warrior 1… the practice I wrote for my class next week is all about Warrior 1 … and the lead up to Kathryn’s is identical to what I had written.

I guess it’s to be expected that my practices would look like hers. She’s the one I learned it from and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But honestly, I didn’t copy!!

I’m really going to enjoy this class. The theme this term is Dharma and since my business is named “Dharma Yoga”, I couldn’t say no. I need a chance to process what I learned tonight before I write about it but trust me, over the next ten weeks, it’ll be blogged about a lot while I try to wrap my skull around this important philosophical point but this is work for another day.

Now, it’s bed time. I have to get up at a ridiculous hour to go do that working thing again.

Thanks so much for reading and Namaste.



About Kate MacKay

I'm a certified Viniyoga teacher, in Fredericton, NB. I was a 9-1-1 operator and emergency services dispatcher for 22 years. Surprisingly, the two worked well together, or as I liked to put it, from the sublime to the ridiculous -- all in a day's work. I'm currently off work as a result of a stress-induced cardiac condition that's thrown a few crimps in my lifestyle. I'm not actively teaching yoga in the classroom right now and probably won't for several more months. That said, this blog is one of the forms of practice I can do and I thank you for joining me in this exploration of all things yoga.

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