Yoga by the Sea

Last week I taught my first class a certified yoga teacher! I recently got my 200 hour yoga teacher certification and decided to offer a series of free classes outside this summer. It's a win-win for everyone: I get some extra practice teaching, my students get a free class, the Maine Cancer Foundation gets donations, and we all get to enjoy the beautiful Maine summer!

We practiced at Fort Williams, home of Portland Head Light. How lucky am I to have this gorgeous spot 5 minutes from my house?


I was worried that I might not like teaching yoga as much as I like doing yoga, but that is not the case at all. I love teaching! It's a fun challenge to put a class together and make a playlist. I love watching my students release everything that is bothering them over the course of the class. I love watching them challenge themselves. I love moments when I help them make an adjustment to a pose and suddenly something clicks for them. 


I also just love practicing outside. There is something about the sound of the sea, the feeling of the sun and breeze, and the stunning view that just makes my heart so happy. I have such an easier time letting go and being in the moment. 

If you are in the area, join us Thursdays at 5:30 by the flag pole at Fort Williams!

Comments

  1. Yay! Congrats on your first class! What a beautiful location to have it!

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  2. Congratulations! Being a certified yoga teacher is a big achievement. Now you have the opportunity to teach other people all the benefits of yoga and how to apply it in their everyday lives. And with regard to practicing at the sea side, I think it's a great place for it. It’s very relaxing and refreshing, and it will surely make your practice more productive and interesting.

    Conrad Mills @ Toronto Top Team

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