DOWNdawg Creator Amy Allen back at the Shala

11:29 am

I have decided to return to the Shala for more YTT under the guidance of Jennifer Pritchard Authorized KPJAYI, Yogini and Founder of the Victoria Yoga Shala. I am at the stage where I mentor under 1-2 teachers, observing their classes and teaching parts of them. This coming Wednesday I will teaching all the standing postures….yikes! Wish me luck. For those who have taken an Ashtanga class you will know what I'm talking about…..needlesstosay, I'm a little nervous but I'm sure it will be just fine. I have to get this one over with and move forward with learning more. I have been paired with an amazing teacher Miranda. She has been so kind and helpful thus far. I look forward to learning more from her. Just yesterday in our 7am Primary class she was practicing in front of me…..WOW! She's awesome! Talk about inpirational…..I will continue to practice in hopes to do what she does ;) I'll keep you posted.

YTT complete

11:16 am

Well it’s been 2 weeks since YTT finished. I wanted some time to reflect back on my teacher training before blogging about it. My first thoughts are……what an amazing experience! I want more! I started my Ashtanga YTT journey thinking this will be a great way for me to deepen my practice and learn some new techniques, cuing, and postures that I can transfer to DOWNdawg. Well I did do all that but now also have a new appreciation for yoga. I love Ashtanga and plan to have a lifetime practice. My new 2011 goal is to master the Primary series in one year. So by January 23rd, 2012 I will have mastered that series. Wish me luck! For those who are currently attending DOWNdawg classes, be prepared for a whole new level of sweat! I have some new moves coming your way. And those who haven’t been to a class yet…..what are you waiting for? ;) I have lots to share and look forward to seeing everyone in a class soon!

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