I can’t believe that I’m almost finished with yoga teacher training! I only have one weekend left!
This weekend was incredibly physical and intense. Last week was a very emotional week, so I wasn’t super excited about being immersed in yoga all weekend. But teacher training ended up being a good distraction.
All the positive energy through yoga practice, meditation and from everyone in my class was what I needed.
Friday, Oct. 14
I packed up all of my snacks for the weekend.
And mixed up a minerals and antioxidant drink before I drove to Hastings.
We started our weekend with Yoga Happy Hour at Avani Yoga Studio. Liz taught a class based on the third eye or the sixth chakra, Ajna. Ajna is your center of intuition.
The rest of the evening was spent learning and practice teaching in small groups.
Saturday, Oct. 15
I got up early for Sunrise Yoga at Avani. I’m still working on getting my required 30 classes taken!
Then I had breakfast at Back Alley Bakery with Jacquie (an amazing massage therapist – book an appointment with her). I had an egg scramble with butternut squash, mushrooms and peppers. It was delicious! (I ordered a dairy-free version. It normally comes with ricotta and cooked in butter).
Suzanne Wright from Evolve to Harmony Yoga in Omaha was our teacher for the weekend. She’s so knowledgeable about everything yoga, so it’s amazing to learn from her. We started our training with a 90-minute workshop on dancer’s pose (one of my favorite poses).
I brought my own lunch because I’ve had such awful experiences with ordering dairy-free food at downtown Hastings restaurants. I had a burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, onions, peppers, sweet potato and guacamole.
I treated myself to an iced matcha latte made with almond milk and honey from the Art Bar.
We did lots of practice teaching, which meant we were doing yoga for hours! It was an exhausting day. But we learned a lot. I got home around 8 p.m., and the BF and I went to Everest Fusion for Indian food. I ordered aloo gobi too spicy, but it was still delicious. Their menu also tells you which items are dairy-free!!!
Sunday, Oct. 16
I left home at 8 a.m. for the hour-long drive back to Hastings and it was so foggy!
Ready for more yoga! We started the day with a 90-minute workshop on Hanuman pose, which is the yoga splits. My hip flexors, hamstrings and quads were so sore, which made the class extra challenging.
I grabbed lunch at Jimmy John’s. The guy there told me their bread isn’t made with dairy. They don’t have their allergen information on their website. You have to email them to find out. So I went with it. I had a Beach Club – no mayo, no provolone – on whole wheat bread.
I had an afternoon iced coffee to help me stay energized for the afternoon. I also sipped on my greens drink during the afternoon.
We were done with training by 4 p.m. and an hour later I was home drinking a glass of wine. It was much needed after such a long and exhausting weekend!
The BF and I grabbed dinner at Flippin Sweet Burgers. I had my usual Holly Golightly veggie burger (no gruyere).
Just one more weekend left (and finishing up my 30 classes and five observation classes) and I’ll be official!
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