Seeing a need, not filling it.

“Ok yogis, start in child’s pose. Think about setting your intention for the day. Be present here and leave your day outside.“

My reaction: Ah, this is nice.

Cues up class music, first song is Holiday music.

My Reaction: Stab, stab, stab!

Maybe this is one of the reasons why I’ve never felt the call to be a traditional yoga teacher.

I do have my RYT 200 done. Did it a few years ago.  And I personally enjoy calm relaxing music, chants are even nice.  Slower paced movement is more my style too.  It’s the “Let’s flow” so fast that I am about to hyperventilate from the quicker pace than I’m used to, the bubbly “Ok Yogis! …” and repetitive “Great job” and the incorporation of popular music that is making me nuts. I could do without the rose-scented spray at the end of a class which makes me cough and gag even when sprayed in my general direction.

I’m also realizing just how much I appreciate good verbal cueing and miss it when it is missing.  See that dumbfounded look on my face? That is me totally not understanding what the heck you just said!   But it’s the closest studio to get to after work and I’m enjoying getting the gentle push back into a regular practice before I end up back on my own practice at home either self-led or I might do a yoga vibes subscription.  I needed a way to jump-start my practice and this was a good way to do it.

Four more classes and I’m not likely to go back.  But buying a 10-class punch card has been a great way to get me back into the swing of things and hopefully, I’ll be able to stick with it after this is done.

This has also made me think.  I see a need. A need for classes that I would like to attend since I’m not really finding them in town.  But unlike the dance studio fiasco, I won’t try to fill this need myself. I’ll just fill it for myself.  Might be selfish, but it’s all I can do right now.


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