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 Yoga: Practice #144/#145 (1/21/13) ARUBA TT DAY #2: Adjustment Test
Today was the last day that we solely took classes from Tiffany. That being a 2 hour morning Vinyasa and an hour of restorative before dinner. We were notified that we’d be breaking up into groups of 16 the next day and practice teach a 30 minute class. Half of our group would observe and the other half would take the class. At this point nerves didn’t faze me, rather, I kept on restating that I’ve been teaching for over a year and it was no big deal. I should have kept this mentality…
We worked on adjusting big time while we were in Portland and today was the big test. Before I knew it, Tiffany and her assistant Dena had people form two lines and when I looked over, both of them were in a sloppy asana. As each person came up, their duty was to adjust them. Well, I was last in line. Both times. I first adjusted Tiffany. One of my fave postures to adjust is revolved triangle, I crossed my fingers that this would be the one she would choose and by luck would have it, it was! It was a breeze. I moved my way into line 2, Dena’s line, and oh boy, I realized that we only were adjusting twice, so being last, everyone would be sitting around watching me do this adjustment. In all honesty, adjusting isn’t my strongest suit, and I was nervous. When I get nervous my belly likes to talk to me, which as you can imagine isn’t really the exemplary circumstance for standing over someone and using your strength to move them this way or that. Dena decided that urdvah dhanurasana (wheel) would be a perfect pose to try on me. Um…okay, I couldn’t even remember what the H Tiffany taught us about this one in Portland. So, I anxiously looked around trying to find a friendly face to tell me the answer. Several of my fellow teachers attempted the best that they could to mime me the adjustment, but their efforts were in vain, because my mime sense was blocked and I couldn’t understand a gesture for the life of me. The picture about shows this adjustment and it wasn’t the best way to do it, but alas, I did pass. PHEW. After this episode Dena told me she gave me the hardest one. I do take that as a compliment because she clearly had a lot of faith in me, it would have been nice to show her she was spot on.

Yoga: Practice #144/#145 (1/21/13) ARUBA TT DAY #2: Adjustment Test

Today was the last day that we solely took classes from Tiffany. That being a 2 hour morning Vinyasa and an hour of restorative before dinner. We were notified that we’d be breaking up into groups of 16 the next day and practice teach a 30 minute class. Half of our group would observe and the other half would take the class. At this point nerves didn’t faze me, rather, I kept on restating that I’ve been teaching for over a year and it was no big deal. I should have kept this mentality…

We worked on adjusting big time while we were in Portland and today was the big test. Before I knew it, Tiffany and her assistant Dena had people form two lines and when I looked over, both of them were in a sloppy asana. As each person came up, their duty was to adjust them. Well, I was last in line. Both times. I first adjusted Tiffany. One of my fave postures to adjust is revolved triangle, I crossed my fingers that this would be the one she would choose and by luck would have it, it was! It was a breeze. I moved my way into line 2, Dena’s line, and oh boy, I realized that we only were adjusting twice, so being last, everyone would be sitting around watching me do this adjustment. In all honesty, adjusting isn’t my strongest suit, and I was nervous. When I get nervous my belly likes to talk to me, which as you can imagine isn’t really the exemplary circumstance for standing over someone and using your strength to move them this way or that. Dena decided that urdvah dhanurasana (wheel) would be a perfect pose to try on me. Um…okay, I couldn’t even remember what the H Tiffany taught us about this one in Portland. So, I anxiously looked around trying to find a friendly face to tell me the answer. Several of my fellow teachers attempted the best that they could to mime me the adjustment, but their efforts were in vain, because my mime sense was blocked and I couldn’t understand a gesture for the life of me. The picture about shows this adjustment and it wasn’t the best way to do it, but alas, I did pass. PHEW. After this episode Dena told me she gave me the hardest one. I do take that as a compliment because she clearly had a lot of faith in me, it would have been nice to show her she was spot on.

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