Monthly Archives: June 2015

Getting Paid for Yoga! (and also foot injuries)

So far I’ve had two real paid yoga classes. The first one was about six weeks ago (which I had posted about getting the job, but never actually followed through with writing the post afterwards). Anyway, it was a good learning experience. It was “office yoga” – which basically means I came to the office and they gave me a space and I taught employees who signed up. I decided to charge a very low price, and that ended up working out great in my favor. That first class 20 people showed up!

I was pretty nervous. I made a few flubs like calling shoulders elbows and ankles wrists, but I always noticed when I did (at least I think I did) and I corrected myself. The worst offense, was when I was streaming music from my cell phone and my cell phone rang in the middle of class. (Who calls anymore?! I think i get maybe one call a week, if that.)

So anyway… for my next class (which was last night) I was a little better prepared. I rehearsed the routine for a couple hours, saying it over and over in my head. And next – I paid for and downloaded the music to my phone – so I could put my phone in airplane mode to assure I didn’t get any calls during class. Funny thing was… After the first song played – the music stopped completely and I got a download error message. I tried to fix it when the class was in child’s pose, but even when I switched it off airplane mode it still didn’t work. So I had to do the rest of the class silent. YIKES. That was a little rough, but I did okay. Overall my confidence was a lot better. Also, someone came up to me at the end of class and told me he really, really liked it. That was kind of awesome. 12 people came last night as opposed to the original 20. I was a little disappointed that I lost 8 students, but I think with anything more people are gonna show up to the first one and then get lazy and not show up.

Oh yeah, and I did all this with crazy foot injuries. I never did update about my half marathon. But it was totally awesome and I’m glad I did it, but my feet are completely messed up now. I had my first session of physical therapy this morning and a lot more is wrong with my foot than I originally thought – including tendonitis. Ugh. I don’t know if I’ll ever really be able to run. I guess I’m not a runner. But at least I’m a yogi at heart. It’s more fun anyway :).

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