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“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”
i’ve already tweeted my prep for the class, format things i was tweaking right to the day, reminders to breathe smile and cue appropriately – so now, two days past the “event” my thoughts about what this class meant to me, is finally meandering its way to the surface
and i’d taught a bit in the past, ESL to immigrants who are adamant about what we grew up assuming are our birthrights here in america (they are 😉 ) plus a week long class on procedures for doing the census as mandated by the constitution; and i guess i could count being a company commander in rotc in hs (though being cool was the “higher” requirement for being followed 😉 )
lastly, being oldest of 6 probably didn’t hurt; (did i mention helping raise 3 kids?)
naw, this was about confirmation
my wife sheila & i had, after decades of dance fitness via Jazzercise, had, this last year, decided we’d get some quick certifications and, for fun, teach a few fitness classes
the only thing quick was how quick the quick part of the plan died off 😉
slowly, via consistent persistent effort, we accumulated certifications and licenses in these, as we continued studying for our AFAA group fitness certs: Zumba and Zumba Gold for high energy or latin smooth fun; SilverSneakers for targeted focus on seniors (who knew seniors simply have a concentration of concerns flush in the whole population?); then the AFAA cert itself, based on a 500+ page theory & practice text, glazing the breadth of fitness from mind-body to weight training to special populations, muscles and bones, and how many energy systems are in our bodies –
even now, SilverSneakers Yoga is on our horizon…
in the interim, i completed my 200 hr YTT immersion
the real question, this first yoga class i was fortunate to be allowed to begin, with a group of seniors clearly my contemporaries, clearly as concerned as myself for a way to finish our years healthier and happier than we might’ve thought possible, was:
would i be able to communicate what i’d learned, in a way the class would like?
with sheila as my model 😉
confirmation received – i’d taught my first yoga class…
INTEGRATING YOGA FITNESS AND THE ARTS