This week has been a particularly challenging one for me. I started the week at a local prep school teaching six 30-40 min classes in the course of a morning, then 2 more classes in the afternoon at different schools. By the time the day ended, I was exhausted and re-thinking my chosen profession. I taught lots of classes of kids who just weren’t responding in a way that made teaching fun for me. Was it me? Was it them? Probably a bit of both. Mid week, I had to leave super early to get to the Bronx where I’ve been teaching at a school where my friend is the Assistant Principal. I was slated to teach six 30 min classes in a row to be able to leave by noon so I can get back in time to teach my local classes. The 2 1/2 hour drive to get there… Read More »
We Can’t Beat Our Feet!
People really have a hard time with feet. It’s no wonder since we spend every day shoving them into socks and shoes – hiding them from the world. Don’t even get me started with high heels! Through the years of teaching yoga & facilitating teacher trainings, I’ve noticed that people of all ages are actually scared of their own feet! It’s so rare to find people who actually practice self-care and give their feet the love they deserve. I am one of the lucky ones who gets to spend most of my day barefoot. I love that part of my job! I get pedicures and paint my toes fancy colors with glitter. I massage oil into my feet every morning, setting them up for all the work they will have to do for me that day. Most of us do not do these things- why bother when no one can… Read More »