I am now five weeks into the course and have been absolutely blown away by the quality of the lecturers they have drafted in from around the world. This course is most definitely living up to my expectations. The regime is gruelling and the travel exhausting but I am like a sponge and am thriving on all the extra knowledge I am receiving to help me on my journey to become the best yoga teacher I can be.
A typical weekend looks a bit like this:
Thursday night finish teaching my STRONG class at Oceanflow Yoga in Newquay and then dash off in the car to stay the night near Newbury. Setting off early in the morning I arrive at the ETHOS studio in Cambridge ready to take the lunchtime Bikram class. An afternoon of study is followed by two more back to back 90 minute Bikram and Ethos classes.
Then there are two more hours of lectures before we are released at about 10.30pm. Saturday sees an early start (especially early for me as I need to cook up a truck load of food to take with me for the day!) and we have a couple of hours in the hot studio doing lectures followed by two back to back 90 minute Bikram and Ethos classes. We then grab 45 minutes for lunch before its back to it for about five hours of lectures. Then it’s home to eat and study before slipping into a short sleep induced coma.
We have an equally early start to Sunday but this is generally a non practice day. We will have about 9 hours of lectures which could be on anything from neuroscience to the biomechanics of postures or the art of Qigong.
We usually finish about 6pm then it’s grab a bite to eat and set off for the long trek home to Cornwall. I usually crawl into bed at around 2am and reckon I am asleep within 15 seconds of me hitting the pillow!
Although tiring it’s amazing how I am finding taking all these classes actually energising me. I can also feel my body becoming so much stronger, the benefits of which I am seeing already in the water with my surfing. Loving every minute and can’t wait to get the new hot yoga studio up and running in January!