Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Day in the Life of a TT Yogi

This is where it all happens folks! This pic is of the lecture room where we spend ccountless hours when not in the Hot Room. Emmy is teaching here and giving yogis corrections for Triangle Posture.

Now that you have a visual, I thought I'd give you a run down of our daily schedule.

8:00am - sign in for morning yoga class.
(that means lining up to sign in, lining up to get a towel and lining up to get a spot on your assigned line in the hot room)

8:30 - 10:30am - yoga class
(Note: classes are rarely only 90 mins. I don't even take a watch into the room though. I figure its better just to switch off and work thru the postures as you're directed. You can often "feel" when class is running over time but to see it in reality on a watch would just be torture!)

10:30 - 12:00 Midday - Free time
Now when I say "Free time" this is your time to:
- get back to your room (remember the 27th posture now!)
- shower, change
- prepare and eat a meal
- cram in some study time
- get back downstairs to sign in for the aft lecture / clinic

12:00 - 4:00pm - Posture Clinic / Lecture

5:00 - 7:00pm - yoga class

7:00 - 9:00pm "Free time"

9:00 - Midnight - if you're lucky!
Lecture / Posture Clinic / Movies

And so this is the routine day after day after day. Its funny because for the Saturday morning class we don't have to practice with our group on any assigned line in the yoga room and yet when given the choice we all find it hard to make our own decision about where to put our mat. Its like, "what? You're going to let me make a decision for myself? To think about where I might want to practice? You mean I have a choice about what I want to do?

Ah.... um..... duh......., sorry, I've lost all ability to make decisions now. I've spent all week learning scripted lines from the dialogue verbatum (that I'm not allowed to ad lib, or divert from), I eat only at specific times and follow orders all week about where to be and at what time and now you're letting me think for myself???????? No can do!

Getting back into the real world is going to be a strange transition.......

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