Before and After

See if you can spot me in these photos …

Before: (October 2013)

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After: (this weekend)

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The advanced yoga teacher training class that I’ve been in for the past 16 months wrapped up this weekend. I’m sad that it’s over and elated for having been through the experience, in equal parts.

At the opening retreat last October, I hoped that I would become more confident in my teaching. I did – and that’s spilling over into other parts of my life. In two weeks, I’ll be giving a presentation to a group of customers about marketing, and I’m feeling much more confident about it after giving a presentation to my classmates at our closing retreat this past weekend. (Mine was on sun salutations, and if you’re interested, you can find it here – featuring some photos of my mom!)

I have more to say, but I’m not finding the words to describe how I feel about this experience ending, and in actuality, it hasn’t ended – I still have plenty of homework to complete before I officially graduate.

In the meantime, I’m teaching more than I was 16 months ago, and have been practicing yoga more regularly (but still working on having a regular yoga practice) and I’ve started practicing massage again. I’m relieved to have a little free time on Monday nights!

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