Wednesday, September 10, 2008

On A Personal Note....

I just need to give a big old thank you to my yoga girls. If you (reader, friend, fellow blogger, stranger. :) ) have read anything I have written before this, you would know that, yes, in fact, I do, do and teach yoga. Much to the utter annoyance of some of my friends (you know who YOU are) I talk about it. I have to, it's what I do.
So anyway, I and my very bendy friend Kirsten took turns last spring cranking out the music and teaching how we like to teach in my yoga room formally known as the "living room." My family really had no use for a living room. It's just to many friggin' rooms to live in. So we hard wooded it, threw down some mats, hooked up the IPod and started practicing. We like the music loud and the tricks a plenty. We are not getting any younger. To combat that we like to stand on our hands, bend into two and one up ten year olds with our yoga moves. It's sad, but true. Of course, you know, we're all about the non violence (except that pesky cat that used to get in Kirsten's garden) and about not competing with one another (wink wink Kirsten) and all the other yamas and so forth. Seriously, I dig it. It's all good. But to me, some sweat, my feet touching my head and loud music is where my spiritual growth comes from. I own it. Juno that.
Off track again, so anyway, in the beginning of the summer I was in a class at another studio (one that tends to bore me) and I practiced next to someone I didn't know. At the end of class she turned to me and said, "Do you teach?" I said, "Yes, but only advanced classes and only with music, so not at any studios around here." She said, "Do you want a job?" Hmmm... Interesting thought. After hundreds upon hundreds of hours training, flying not only all over the country but sometimes outside of it. Going back and forth to NYC month after month to practice with teachers up there, to earn some money for my work? Well, maybe.... Marc would be so proud. My backer. My audience. My cheering section. Okay, why not? (Well, besides the fact it annoys Lisa if I am not at her beck and call) besides that. I think it will be fun. And I love Allison, she's awesome. She renovated this killer studio that is spinning, yoga and pilates. She is a an awesome teacher, one might say, the ying to my yang in the teaching department. I go to her classes to learn alignment she comes to mine to learn how to come from headstand into side crow.
Off point again, I'm rambling. This is the thing, her studio is not as close to where all my girls live as other studios. It's a little bit of a drive. Today, for my first class after the first week of school, you all (but Kirsten, little, sick, kids, I get it) came out. Not only did you show up, but you rocked it. I couldn't have been more proud than if I gave birth to you myself. Christina, seriously, Cirque de Soleil has nothing on you. Lisa, your king pigeon brings tears to my eyes. Sue, you totally can do it and damn't if I'll make sure of it. Kathy, you don't give yourself nearly enough credit, you are front row all the way. And Beth (who I'm quite sure doesn't read), but you're a superstar. So thank you, my wonderful friends. I appreciate it more than you know. So much in fact that next week when your banging out six minutes of push ups, I might let Axl sing something different. Maybe. We'll see, Love you.

15 comments:

twist said...

Oh, happy, happy me. John just put a nice glass of fume blanc and some fresh berries in front of me as I FINALLY read your new post. Yay. Except that I wasn't there today! That's OK this week since I would have snotted you all up but good, but soon...I miss turnin' tricks fo' tunes. And I gotta say, I'm with Lisa: if this "job" thing is going to get in the way with my needs...

Tiffany said...

I would so take a class from you. If I wasn't so dang sore from boot camp.... is there any Yoga video out there you would recommend? Beginner please.

Simple Answer said...

I'd love to take a class from you! Glad you have such good friends! I'll miss ya the next couple weeks but I'm sending good vibes your way.

Kathy Steinmetz said...

Amy, I can barely move today but I loved it. Thank you so much for yesterday's class and the words of encouragement. I was so inspired thatI even picked up some hummus (black olive and garlic) at the store.

Christy said...

Okay, I'm totally jealous here! You can do backflips off of your diving board, (so not only can you perform tricks, but you HAVE a diving board) you have cool songs on your iPod, AND you teach yoga (and stand on your head)! What?! I can do one "regular" push-up IF I'm lucky and I still have baby weight to lose from my last pregnancy (which was 8 years ago)! SIGH

You are awesome! :)

Lula! said...

I wanna do yoga...and pilates...

And I wanna be a Cirque du Soleil performer. Saw "LOVE" at the Mirage last year and came thisclose to embarrassing myself and my family by jumping on stage when they performed "Here Comes The Sun." Thank God for restraint! And lack of talent, too!

Lisa Samuel said...

We bow down to our yogi amy. I'm so proud that you have been able to hold this job down- the only reason I put up with it is because I can come to work with you(sorta like take your kid to work day) and we can shop and get spicy tuna after!! Love you BFF!!

Punk Rock Dad said...

We totally tuned out Family room into a "Rock Room" Guitars, Amps, drums, concert posters. I get what your saying about to many rooms.

Meredith said...

Awww I wish I could have made it to your class. I would be the one in the front row screwing up the rest of the class because I don't know my left from my right. But, I would have had fun doing it!

Meredith said...

p.s. I like to sit in the front row in yoga class because for some reason, people pass gas when they do yoga. Someone farted in my face once and from there on out - front row for me!

beth said...

Amy,
Thanks so much for the terrific class-
challenging and much fun -especially the awesome music. I will most definitely be back for more!



P.S -I guess I'm a reader now

christna said...

hi yoga teacher,

the class was great and i love how you teach us to go where we have never been before.... you make an excellent volunteer. next you should try being a candy striper.

Sue Jacquette said...

btw, I'm not even kidding when I say your class is better than Vinnie's class. SO much more fun and you totally make me feel like I can do more than I really should :)

Sue Jacquette said...

I just e-mailed you a song for our next yoga class.... You will love it!

Aimeepalooza said...

I would take a class from you! I love yoga!!!!