So, teacher training officially starts up again tomorrow (just for a two-day weekend stint), but today sort of felt like a warm-up day for it. Natasha Rizopoulos taught a two-hour Master Class this afternoon, which was attended by quite a few people from TT, including my two favorite gals whom I haven’t been in the same room with together since our last intensive ended. This class was something else. It concentrated primarily on twists, but utilized a lot of “basic” foundational poses–Surya Namaskar A, Virabhadrasana, Crescent, Utkatasana, etc. But, lemme tell you, I was literally dripping with sweat no less than twenty minutes in. All of the subtleties Natasha drilled into us were just incredible. I came away totally convinced that I could probably spend the rest of my life on an ongoing quest to refine these foundational poses. During our first round of TT, one of our teachers said that, to him, being an advanced yoga practitioner meant paying attention to the most subtle elements of yoga. After today, I really understand what he meant.
After class, my pals and I went to catch up over tea. I can’t believe I’ve known these two ladies for such a short amount of time. Sitting down and talking to them, sharing our different experiences over the past few weeks since TT ended … it felt like coming home. I definitely felt like I’d been holding my breath waiting for the moment when we could decompress and compare notes, since they’re the only ones who can really understand the highs and lows and epiphanies of it all.
I’ve spent the past couple of hours finishing up our second sequencing assignment, which is due tomorrow. I’m feeling surprisingly calm about the fact that my group will be co-teaching a public class tomorrow. We’ll see how I feel about that tomorrow morning, though.
I can’t believe how excited I am to wake up at 5:45 and get back to work tomorrow!