Twice this week I headed to Turtles Yoga & Wellness and took yoga classes. I was a student and not the teacher.
I do truly love teaching.
And I have a regular home yoga practice.
But when you get to take a class and let someone else come up with a plan and you get to discover things in your body and learn new things it can be absolutely amazing.
I really tried to let myself go and just be.
Sometimes when I am in a yoga class I think about how I would have done it differently (or dare I say, better).
But this week I let all of that go and I really enjoyed being a student, while also picking up a few things I will use as a teacher in my classes.
I am hoping to take a class or two a week at Turtles regularly.
I took Sefana’s Slow Flow on Tuesday at 10 a.m. I liked the pace of the class. I worked but in a slow and mindful way. I felt so relaxed when class was over.
Last night I was able to take Rachel’s Restorative & Yoga Nidra class. I need more Restorative in my life. (We all do!) Rachel has a beautiful voice and got me totally blissed out. I felt so good. So good, in fact, I fell asleep.
If you are in the Portland area and haven’t checked Turtles out yet, what are you waiting for? Come visit this beautiful space and take a class with me or one of the many other amazing teachers.