Yoga Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in * Tweets * Day 7

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Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in Tweets

Day 7

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Intro

below, are my real time tweets for day 7, my final day of my yoga teacher immersion training with lex gillan

i cleaned up a lot of the stuff that shows up when you copy a tweet, and kept one picture of me from one tweet

footnotes have added “after-thought” to some tweets ;-)


Please Note:

tweets normally show as most recent on top, but, to reflect a narrative, i’ve rearranged the sequence so these will read top down, earliest first

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Day 7

Adan Lerma - www.yoga-adan.com

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day 7 lex gillan immersion: has it really been 7 eleven hr days not counting study & travel time? our 15 yr old kitty leo says meow! ;-)

28 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: the drive in this am was cool & clear, & tho packed with friday traffic, only 1 crazy white pickup on the road [1]

28 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: extended meditation again this am, tho not quite as long as yest, whole class looks fwd to this now, an event

28 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: meditation combo of triple ohm (o, m, & full sound) + short fast vinyasa + “long” slow held poses + just sitting

28 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: lex: meditation: simply the means to training (bringing) oneself (repeatedly) back to the moment

28 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: lex: meditation: paths: concentration or visualization – can one successfully do visualization during asanas? [2]

28 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: began practicum before lunch cont’d til done near evening: 4 poses @, ?’s on sutras, yamas, niyamas, business ¢

29 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: everyone better techniquely (cueing, active positioning of self in classroom during instr, etc), practice shows

29 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: much greater recognition by @ of improvements & missed details; self awareness of teaching immensely improved

29 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: patience & compassion felt from lex by @ incredibly soothing and encouraging; the goal is to learn, with caring

29 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: broke for lunch before my turn ;-) great group lunch at guliani’s in the village in hou http://www.guglianis.com

29 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: remembered “most” my improvement cues from prev classes, but look fwd to so many improvements ahead – i passed!!

29 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: am particularly interested in merging both my fitness AFAA learnings (ongoing) & my interest in imagery & words

29 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: have painted written, in various varied formats & styles for decades, am thrilled to feel i’ll blend all in yoga

29 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: can see applying my love of words images & people to both meditation & asanas; challenging? yes, of course ;-)

29 Jan


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more on the lex gillan immersion later today, still have mucho mas to say ;-) of course

29 Jan


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my super senior 15 yr old kitty leo’s so glad to see me! asked him how he’s been while i’ve been “immersed” – says, he purrs like a roar!!

29 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: when everyone’d did their practicum, we finished with a 45 min sufi chant-dance with rotating i-2-i partners [3]

29 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: sufi chant-dance-meditation reminded me of latin based catholic chant-candle rituals – incense, bells, nightime

29 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: sufi chant-dance-meditation cont: i was 12, everyone single file w/candles wound slowly in out & back the church

29 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: sufi chant-dance-meditation cont: surprises like this, that brought back so much i’d thought i’d lost, a great +

29 Jan


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day 7 lex gillan immersion: all in all, this concludes my day to day immersion, it was more than i’d hoped ;-) [4]

29 Jan


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lex gillan immersion: tomorrow i start a day of things like, best thing i learned, etc – gonna give myself to a cold beer & my warm wife ;-)

29 Jan


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footnotes:

[1] it was a relief to see the level of anger on the road let-up in the morning; but it was easy to see the other drivers also watching the driver in the white pick-up truck, hoping the flow wouldn’t get hi-jacked by one lone impatient person

[2] this was a question that came to mind as i did my pose-teaching-run, and i cued a visualization to go with the twist & exhale with ardha matsyendrasana (half lord of the fishes pose)

actually, i think visualizations come to mind naturally during poses (though, as per eric franklin, not to all people – and not that we don’t all have visuals within us, just that some of us can access them more easily)

[3] this was an interesting rotating-partners group exercise that reminded me incredibly of several young-age teen & pre-teen experiences i had during mass, back when service was what now would be considered traditional, lots more bells and chimes and incense and chants and singing

[4] writing this, nearly a month later, i still feel as strongly, if not more so, that the immersion was more than i’d hoped for, which was quite a bit anyway ;-)

- end of 4 part series

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Yoga Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in * Tweets * Days 1 & 2

Yoga Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in * Tweets * Days 3 & 4

Yoga Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in * Tweets * Days 5 & 6

Yoga Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in * Tweets * Day 7

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