Every time I feel like I'm heading into a black hole, the reason is always the same: I've steered away from my self-care routine. I've spent a lot of time establishing this routine, and find that it helps me stay on track both mentally and physically. I'm the type of person that needs some kind … Continue reading Establishing a Self-Care Routine
I feel like I've been simultaneously sad and excited to write this post. Sad because the training itself is over, and there won't be any more 3-day weekends spent with my entire, wonderful yoga group. But mostly excited because I completed my long-term goal of becoming a yoga teacher! Eight months flew by SO fast, … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Final Weekend & Graduation!!
This past yoga teacher training weekend was probably the most crucial one for me yet. It was the first time I had been out of the house since Shane's death the weekend prior. I felt really anxious on the way there, because I didn't know if I was ready to face people yet and I … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 7
This past YTT weekend was beautiful, magical, and gave me all the feels in the best way possible. I left Sunday feeling so grateful for this experience, and for bringing the most wonderful people into my life, who I now call some of my best friends. Never in my life have I been so content, … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 6
Writing "weekend 5" was so difficult, because it means I'm now more than halfway done with yoga teacher training! I'm so excited that I'm getting closer to my graduation, but I'm also really going to miss this program and the people in it. But I'll save my waterworks until weekend 9, as I still have … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 5
I've been meat-free for about 4 years now, and while I still eat seafood occasionally, I mostly cook vegetarian at home. Most of my meals have consisted of pasta, grains, beans and veggies. Obviously these are all great, healthy foods, but there were times when I wanted a faster, filling protein source, especially on work … Continue reading Faux Meat Fo’ The Win!
Oh how I love my yoga teacher training weekends! After each weekend I grow more comfortable with my future as a yoga instructor because of the amazing instruction I'm receiving. After the first weekend I truly believed I picked the best possible program for this, and each completed weekend confirms that thought even more. Plus, I … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 4
I'm a bit late getting this post out since I've been out of the country, but despite the delay I wanted to be sure I documented my last yoga teacher training weekend because it was so uplifting and beautiful. As I begin to write this post, I'm wondering how I'm going to describe the feelings I … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 3
I just finished my second weekend of yoga teacher training, and I'm happy to say I still absolutely love it! This weekend was very different from the first weekend, in that we spent the entire time filling our heads with all things anatomy. While a bit overwhelming at times, I already have such a new appreciation for … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 2
This past weekend was one I had been waiting for since last summer. One that seemed so far away for so long, until it was finally here. One that I was both excited and nervous for. To say that my first Bella Vita yoga teacher training weekend was incredible would be an understatement. I didn't expect … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 1