A enthusiastic burgeoning yoga teacher. No, it’s not as glamourous as one would think.
Here, have a look:
6:55: *radio starts to sing* wha…? already? but I went to bed like 10 minutes ago! Ok ok, 7 hours ago.
6:55 – 8:30: morning ritual including meditation, kriyas, scribbling 3 pages ofnonsensical mashed thoughts because I’m starving, breakfast, shower, etc etc, then getting off late for work. Again.
9:05-17:30: Work. Space intentionally left blank, because all I can think of is OH MY GURU I’M TEACHING A GROUP CLASS TONIGHT I’M SO NERVOUS WHY OH WHY AM I SO NERVOUS I WAS NOT THAT NERVOUS THE FIRST TIME WHAT IF I SCREW UP AND THEY DON’T LIKE IT AND WHAT THE F*** AM I DOING IN THAT OFFICE WHEN I SHOULD BE HOME OH WHY AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M WORKING ON MY MIND WENT BLANK AND *breathe*
17:30: ok guys, I’m off to the studio, see ya!
17:45: aaaaaah, *my* studio. Ok, only for tonight, I know I know. Yup, tiny. They’re 5. How am I going to fit the mats so they don’t put their foot in the face of their neighbour when I lead them into Openthyhipasana?
17:50: no, 5 in a row, that won’t do.
17:51: it’s a pity we don’t have the space to form a lovely circle.
17:52: *sound of mats being ruffled, slid, moved around*
17:54: looks better. Now the straps. Where are the bloody straps? Ohmyguru I don’t have enough straps? Ah yeah, here the are, hiding under the … whatever that thing is.
17:56: practice time, maybe I will calm down a bit.
18:45: why aren’t they here already? They should be here, why aren’t they here? *ferocious nail biting*
18:50: *DRING* Oh dear here they are I’M SO NERVOUS *stop it*
19:00: “OK guys let’s start. So first for those who don’t know vinyasa flow yoga…” and here we go…
19:36: oops, forgot one bit, they’re all laughing, it’s actually pretty funny, no big deal, don’t think you’re gonna get away with what I missed peeps.
19:38: HAHAHAHAHAHA, TOLD YA!
19:45: wow they followed me on that one, they’re warriors, they truly are.
19:59: why did it come out of my mouth this way? Did it really have to come out of my mouth this way?
20:06: mmmh, ok we’ll stop here for this series, I’ll drop the last pose and move on. Timing’s good.
20:20: “aaand savasana” and well deserved if you ask me. I’ll turn the lights down. Oops no, too dark, they’re gonna fall asleep.
20:21: let’s put some music on. Aaaaaah, WATER!
20:22: everything is so peaceful. Let’s sit here for a bit and enjoy.
20:23: are they asleep??
20:24: nah, just doing what I told them: relaxing. I feel like an old kung fu master watching over his pupils, except I don’t have the long beard, the long nails, and the smirk.
20:25: I can do the smirk though.
20:26: I’m starving.
20:30: “wiggle your toes….” man they were really enjoying their savasana. Oh, they’re all chanting Om with me, I’ll take it as a good sign. Nice way to end our class 🙂
20:45: now is my time to put the mats away. I would like to stay here a bit longer, just reveling in the atmosphere. I wish it weren’t so late.
21:00: off to home. I’m feeling so good, it’s quite funny. I hope Lovely Boyfriend is making dinner.
21:30: Home. Starved. Tired. Can’t wait to go through all this again in a few days…