What I learned as a Yoga Teacher Part I

Your pants are probably more see-through than you realize.

While adjusting students, I’ve noticed that 50% of the pants out there are see-through. So much so that I can read “PINK” splattered across the bum of your Victoria’s secret undies. The funny thing is, I don’t really judge and I don’t really care. This was more of an observation is anything. It does make me wonder how bad my pants show through… If you are worried about flashing your teacher, you might want to do a bend over test when you buy new pants. I haven’t seen too many issues with the people who buy higher end pants (e.g. Lululemon, Lucy, Nike.) Just saying…

March Schedule 2012 [Updated 3/19/2012]

Generally, I teach at Yoga Spring Studio Mondays at 5:30PM (Power Flow) and Fridays at noon (Vinyasa Flow).

3/3/2012 8:30AM Saturday         Yoga Spring Studio       Heated Vinyasa Flow
3/5/2012 5:30PM Monday           Yoga Spring Studio       Heated Power Flow
3/7/2012 5:30PM Wednesday        Yoga Spring Studio       Heated Power Flow
3/9/2012 12:00PM Friday          Yoga Spring Studio       Heated Vinyasa Flow
3/12/2012 5:30PM Monday          Yoga Spring Studio       Heated Power Flow
3/13/2012 6:00AM Tuesday         Yoga @ Cindy’s           Heated Power Flow
3/16/2012 12:00PM Friday         Yoga Spring Studio       Heated Vinyasa Flow
3/19/2012 5:30PM Monday          Yoga Spring Studio       Heated Power Flow
3/20/2012 6:00AM Tuesday         Yoga @ Cindy's           Heated Power Flow
3/21/2012 7:00PM Wednesday       Yoga Spring Studio       Heated Gentle Flow
3/23/2012 12:00PM Friday         Yoga Spring Studio       Heated Vinyasa Flow
3/26/2012 5:30PM Monday          Yoga Spring Studio       Heated Power Flow
3/28/2012 5:00PM Wednesday       Xplore Yoga              Heated Power Flow
3/30/2012 12:00PM Friday         Yoga Spring Studio       Heated Vinyasa Flow

Power Yoga vs. Vinyasa Yoga

I’ve pondered this question many many times. Generally, I have heard that power classes are harder the vinyasa.

I’ve taken some very difficult vinyasa classes where I came out drenched in sweat. I’ve taken easy power classes where I’ve felt good enough to take another class right afterwards.

So what’s the difference?

Well, when I teach a power class, I make it slightly more cardio oriented. There are a lot more mini-vinis, stretching holds aren’t as long, but strength and energizing poses are emphasized. There is also a little more focus on core and upper body.

For vinyasa, expect a little more hippy-love. I’ll admit I’m not as good with the vinyasa dialogue as I could be, but I’m working on it. Vinyasa is more breath and mind-focused, and a lot more meditative overall. Greater emphasis is placed on slow steady movements and slow steady breathing.

Of course, I could be totally wrong, but this is just my interpretation… and this is what you can expect from my classes! Expect a little butt-kicking either way.

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