My new teaching gig … at Turtles

About two weeks after moving to Portland I subbed my first yoga class at the fitness center in our town home community (free yoga classes where we live!) and a couple of days after that at a gym near me called The Xtreme Edge.

Six weeks after moving to Portland I started teaching at LA Fitness for both yoga and indoor cycling.

I teach six regular classes a week at LA Fitness and one at 24 Hour Fitness with sub classes (mostly yoga) sprinkled in just about every week.

On Saturday I am teaching a special class at Turtles Yoga & Wellness, which opens at the end of this month. My class on Saturday is from 11 a.m.-noon.

At the end of this month I will start teaching two regular yoga classes at Turtles and have one shift a week at the front desk … to learn the business.

I will be teaching Wednesday mornings from 10-11:15 a.m. and Thursday evenings from 7-8:15 p.m.

My bio (scroll down a bit) has been posted. And the full Turtles class schedule should be posted very soon.

To view a schedule of all my classes, go to GFG’s my classes tab.

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Taking on the teaching

After returning from a visit with the family in Tucson I jumped into my teaching gig at LA Fitness.

On Wednesday night I taught a yoga class.

Usually right before I teach a new class I get a little nervous. My students were kind and welcoming and the nerves went away rather quickly.

I felt good about the sequence I taught them and how the class went.

Afterward three students came up to chat with me and tell me they enjoyed the class. I received comments such as: I am going to sleep really well tonight; I liked the class because it wasn’t too gentle and it wasn’t too aggressive (I’m gonna take that as a Goldilocks and say it was just right).

I also gave them some tips on a pose to help with insomnia. So many women I know have problems with their sleep.

Yesterday morning I taught a cycle class. I wasn’t sure how that class was gonna go because I was using a playlist I wasn’t 100% sure of. But I know I will get in the groove with the music and playlists. As I do I will feel more

comfortable and confident.

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