I had one student show last night for my class… I was kinda hoping for a complete no-show, to tell the truth. But I suppose of all people to come, this was a good one. He’s practiced mysore-style before, and asked if we could just practice together. Um, I’d already practiced… but I figured it’d be less awkward than a personal session, so I just went for it.
I watched him out of the corner of my eye and gave him a few tips here and there. Like me, he’s practically taught himself Ashtanga, so there were some vinyasa corrections here and there. And I think he had a few “aha” moments, which is always rewarding to see.
The second practice was stronger than the first, physically, but it was fairly surface level since I was helping the man on my right. After Mariciasana A, I basically had to call the vinyasas for him, but he was a good sport. He said he normally practices with cheat sheets in front of him.
After, he told me I should start a Mysore class… I had to laugh. Ha. Right. I might have some tiny insights to the practice here and there, but Mysore instructor I AM NOT. Beyond this, I have no time… Either I wake up at 4 a.m. for my own practice (and I have a hard enough time waking up at 5), or I teach or practice in the evening and never see my husband. I don’t have enough to give right now, knowledge or time.
So, here’s my hope. I build a strong community here… and eventually an authorized instructor looking for an existing community and a scenic spot to live moves here and takes it from there. Any takers? San Luis Obispo is a beautiful place to live!