Friday, February 22, 2013

30 x 30; Get Paid to Teach Yoga

Wednesday morning on my drive to work, I got a phone call from a number I didn't recognize. I didn't answer... because someone had thought it would be awesome to call my phone SEVEN TIMES at one in the morning the night before. I was not in the mood for a day of wrong numbers or people who call SEVEN FREAKING TIMES because they didn't listen to the outgoing message on my phone the first six times and realize that I was not the person they were trying to call.

Not important.

When the phone rang on my way to work I should have picked up the phone. Lucky for me, they left a message. It was the woman who owns the studio and helped teach me to be a teacher. No details in the message. Just wanted to chat and I should call her back.

As soon as I parked, I pressed the green button to call her back. We went through the pleasantries and then... she asked me if I would be interested in taking over the Thursday night Intro class and seeing how it goes.

I barely remember the rest of the phone call after that, I was so excited. I danced up the steps to my office and screamed in all caps into Gchat so T would know just how thrilled I was. Not only was I now a real yoga instructor...

I have my own class. 

My first class was the next night.
I had two students. One of them was my husband. It's cool. It's a notoriously small class.

It's so surreal now. I was in college the first time I thought I would like to teach a yoga class. I was in the middle of my practice at the UA Rec and I thought what a great part time job this would be and wished I had gotten certified before I moved out there.

From then on, every yoga class I took, I thought "I could do this. Why am I not doing this?" Last fall, I finally stopped asking that question and I "did this". I did the course work. I put in my hours. I took the final and practiced teaching with my guinea pigs.

I have no reason to be anything but happy about this amazing, incredible step on my personal journey to wherever I'm going. It's pretty effing fantastic, and... one more item off my 30 x 30. ;)

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