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

Eiffel Tower Pose on Family Yoga Day***

Pictured left, “Eiffel Tower Pose on Family Yoga Day

Fun short story, available at major online outlets.

Preview at end of post below.

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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…”

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Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in Tweets

Days 1 & 2

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Intro

below, are my real time tweets for days 3 & 4 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 3

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day 3 lex gillan immersion: long morning journey (50 miles) [1] in the rain today, glad class begins with meditation time, coming to count on it

24 Jan


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day 3 lex gillan immersion: more on yoga business, today “opening a studio” – costs, locations, size, layout, cash-flow, “it’s all yoga too”

24 Jan


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day 3 lex gillan immersion: more breathing techniques for clensing, strengthing voice, energy-relaxation breath ratios, interesting 😉 [2]

24 Jan


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day 3 lex gillan immersion: guest asana teacher for a few poses; admire how lex brought in someone with a slightly different slant on a pose [3]

24 Jan


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day 3 lex gillan immersion: 1st person acct on yoga alliance origins from a certifying teachers pov to present time; today: “thumbs up” [4]

24 Jan


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day 3 lex gillan immersion: cont wk on headstands for class; shoulderstand for me, prev neck injury; shoulderstand = 90% effect of headstand [5]

24 Jan


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day 3 lex gillan immersion: lex: “In Yoga, there are many experts, but few authorities.”

24 Jan

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Day 4

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day 4 lex gillan immersion: drizzly spritzers of sprinkles on the way today – blessed is our morning group meditation practice….

25 Jan


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day 4 lex gillan immersion: more “yoga business” workshops, advertising, print, internet, the PHONE 😉 + our shared info: SBC, SCORE, etc

25 Jan


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day 4 lex gillan immersion: more advertising info: brochures, websites, google ads, yoga alliance, yoga journal – oh, and word of mouth 😉

25 Jan


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day 4 lex gillan immersion: pose practicum practice full force today, indivdual demos w/group & instr critiques, modifications alignment etc [6]

25 Jan


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day 4 lex gillan immersion: @ pose has a beginning middle & end; standing is the norm, normal; sequences usually start & end with standing [7]

25 Jan


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day 4 lex gillan immersion: info on retreats, ethics; the practicum, uh, rite of passage, looms 😉 much pose practicum homework tonight….

25 Jan


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day 4 lex gillan immersion: speaking of poses & sequences, class put thru a 43 min “intermediate” level round; at least i can still walk 😉 [8]

25 Jan


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my 60 yr old body’s ready for a bath, & my ageless mind’s convincing my 60 yr old brain the homework won’t be “that bad, it’ll be fun!!” 😉

25 Jan


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day 4 lex gillan immersion: re the class pose challenge 😉 inc’d static & dynamic stretches, shouldstand to halasana etc, interval like 😉

25 Jan


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day 4 lex gillan immersion: lex: adaptation of yogic poses 4 americans (us): emphasize stretching vs strengthing, we’re too (more) tight 😉 [9]

25 Jan


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day 4 lex gillan immersion: last item tonite, great 1st hand info on meditation retreats in new mexico & elsewhere in u.s. – wow

25 Jan


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footnotes:

[1] in texas, a 50 mile trip is “down the road” 😉

the challenge, when driving from galveston to houston, even at just the beginning of rush hour, is, in the nation’s fourth largest city, a drive worthy of the term “challenge”

the meditation sequences we’d begin our teacher training with each morning, would prove to be invaluable over the coming drives

[2] i had no idea there were that many different unique ways to play with the breath; i know, i must’ve led a sheltered life 😉

some of the “noisy” clensing techniques would probably be lots of fun for kids, and the breath ratio ideas, are ideas i talk about and apply in classes i teach

[3] korin brody, who teaches in the houston-metro area, impressed me with both her manner and anatomical-alignment knowledge; her concern for both safety and effectiveness rang real true for me

also, though she expressed great gratitude for lex (who’s immersion we were in) she also emphasized how both he and she felt it was great she has developed her own style of what she’s learned, opening the door further for each of us in class to carry what we were learning to our own interpretation/practice

[4] the stories of  the not-so “easy” beginnings of the beginning of this group from lex are pretty fascinating, and best told from the 1st-hand-person-acct person himself 😉

[5] learning that getting 90% of the benefits of a headstand, as per lex, via doing the shoulderstand, is possible, was particularly encouraging for me, as i have some cervical disc issues, and a headstand is not for me

[6] this is what most if not all of us were waiting for, and the bearing down of concentration and attentiveness was palpable

[7] seems simple enough, but remembering it, and applying it, unfailingly, would prove more challenging than expected; no question as to the value of “finishing” or doing the whole movement, beginning middle and end

[8] no “further” comment, is my comment 😉

[9] this is an important issue, giving rise to much more than just differing body types; the issue of what is yoga, what types of yoga are appropriate for whom, and when, is i believe, fully related to issues such as those that often appear in the magazine of yoga {postscript: see recent post, “are yoga poses ancient history?” by mark singleton

cont’d

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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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A beginner's view : integrating interests in yoga, fitness, and the arts - work in fiction, poetry, and images.
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