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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Journal 6/12

Well, it's been a crazy week so I haven't even taken the time out to write a journal entry. Here's what I have been up to...
On Sunday I went to yoga, picked my mom up at the airport, went to yoga teacher training, hung out with my mom and went to dinner.
On Monday I spent more time with my mom. We went to Boulder for a very special tea ceremony class with Christy Sensei (one of the female U.S. tea masters). It was a great experience. Then,we went out to lunch at one of my favorite places in Boulder. In the evening we went with my friend to my weekly MS information group and learned more about the "hidden symptoms of MS" (I found I was quite familiar with them, having experienced most).
Tuesday was also really busy. I was feeling ill but I went to a morning yoga class and it helped immensely. Then I went to lunch with my mom, grandma, sister and nephew. Later, I taught my first official yoga class! I was so pleased with how well it went and the people who attended all seemed to really enjoy themselves. After class, I came home and walked the dog and then sped off to Aerial Dance over Denver to talk about teaching contortion and acrobatics there. Finally, I took my mom to the airport, got some dinner and came home to melt into the couch. Wow, I'm tired just writing about all the running around.
Wednesday was the longest day of all. I went to an eight-hour training at work where I learned to create a pod cast. I also put up 5 different teacher sites, using my google account. I am really pleased with what I came up with. I also wrote a document on the history of yoga, using the things I had learned in teacher training. I am going to turn the doc. into a podcast very soon. After all that work, I was pretty tired but I still had things to do so I came home, wrote, sent emails, walked the dog and then sped out again to go to an anatomy class for yoga teacher training. The class was great but I was exhausted and sore throughout the time I was there. By the time I came home, I could hardly even talk.
Whew, what a week! I think today and tomorrow will be a little more mellow but still not as mellow as I would like. The good news is that I have handled it all pretty well. The better news is that I should be able to slow things down a lot after this week and spend more time at home or just at yoga.
On another note, I have been reading like crazy. I am currently reading "Anatomy of the Spirit," "Ancestors of Avalon" and "Light on Yoga." I rarely read so many books simultaneously but I am reading each for my own reasons. The Avalon book is for diversion and the other two are for learning.
I am sorry that this entry has been less than eloquent and more of a list of activities but I wanted to let my readers know that I was ok and had not forgotten the blog.



Well you certainly have been busy. Sounds like you're having a great time. Enjoy it.

Diane J Standiford said...

Holy Yoda! I'm exhauted just reading that. Suggestion: Oh please...I want to take a yoga class so badly (Gold's Gym is in my apt. bldg and offer yoga) but no one can or will accept responsibility for helping me down and up from floor, think on that. I want to get on the floor so badly. (Do the in-bed...not the same.)

Denver Refashionista said...

Oh Diane, I am so sorry no one will help you get to class. If you lived here I would get you for sure and give you free classes at your level. I know it's not the same but maybe you could get a tape to follow. The yoga studio I go to (Core Power) has "yoga on demand" online. It is hard but you could just do what works for you.

Joan said...

Are you willing to travel to the East Coast and do a yoga class for me??? This sounds wonderful.

Based on your recommendation, I have dusted off my yoga tapes. Now, I have to find the space in my box-laden house to stretch out and do the exercises (I STILL haven't unpacked everything).

Denver Refashionista said...

Sweet Joan. I'm glad you are going to try some yoga.