I have always tried to focus on quality over quantity here on Treats and Sneaks and I just haven’t had the time recently to put out (what I feel are) quality posts. So, I’m taking a little break. Not from sharing my life, but from putting pressure on myself about getting blog posts out… that pressure only leads to guilt which just isn’t productive. In the meantime you can check me out on Instagram (@treatsandsneaks). I’ll be posting some monologues there such as yesterday’s .
Time to refresh… breathe… and not be so hard on myself. I’ve taught a handful of yoga classes now and I’ve learned that my idea of “gentle” yoga is actually intermediate. I don’t give myself enough credit when it comes to my ability to teach a challenging class because I don’t always feel strong myself…but I AM!!! I teach dynamic and sweaty classes and that’s my strong suit. I don’t teach advanced poses like head stands or arm balances, but I don’t excel at teaching beginners either. I am at my best with students who want to work up a sweat and already know a little bit about yoga (such as the names for standard poses). Today I walked into a class that I knew nothing about as a sub (…big mistake not taking the time to connect with the regularly scheduled teacher). I had students at every level (unable to do downward dog, senior students, big buff guys, and everything else in between). The entire time I felt torn. I was getting such mixed “vibes” if you will. The truth was I couldn’t please everyone. I’m still learning and I’m glad to have these learning experiences early on. One lady who was having trouble with some standard poses left in the middle of class. At the end of class the two big buff guys walked out with saying anything. One girl asked where I normally teach and I couldn’t tell if she was asking because she liked my style or wanted to stay far away. And one girl said it wasn’t anything like their normal class but it was just what she needed. I can’t say I am fully proud of the class I taught, but I am extremely proud of the way I handled a new-to-me situation. End of story, I am strong, I am healthy, and I am an awesome vinyasa yoga teacher.#liveandlearn #iamstrong #iamhealthy#yogateacher #yoga #vinyasa#sweatpink #fitfluential
I’ll be back with full blog posts at some point. Right now I’m putting my efforts into focusing on my job, eating healthy, staying active, loving on Cooper, and, last but not least, focusing on my relationship with Josh. See you all on Instagram .