Yoga school completed!

Yeah!

Dianne gave me the official certificate from Eastside Yoga School this week.  I wasted no time in logging into the Yoga Alliance website and signing up as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

So why did I decide to do yoga school/shala?

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Downward Dog DVM celebrates 1 year!

Don’t you ever wonder where the time goes?

It’s been one year since I started this blog.  Wow!  I’m so happy to be able to write that down.  Here are some of my musings on this auspicious occasion…

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I did my yoga

When is something considered to be a habit?  I think yoga has become that for me because it has permeated my life, thoughts and actions.  I can tell that I approach things a bit differently than I have in the past.  Trust me to say that I’m far from being a saint (ask my family).  But that’s why they call it a yoga practice!  So what have I been doing that makes me say all of this?  I’ve been busy educating myself about yoga and veterinary medicine.

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Final Class for Yoga School

Yoga shala started earlier than usual and Dianne was determined that we stay on schedule.  We needed to take a group photo, write a test, practice yoga, do some kirtan chanting and share in a final feast.  Seemed like an overwhelming to-do list but it all worked out.  I think that time stood still for us that day…or a least we hoped it would.  This was our last class together.

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Learning about Anusara yoga

A cool, breezy Fall afternoon.  I was glad to be indoors and warming up at the studio.

Dianne started us off on a discussion of the three main eras in yoga philosophy:  pre-classical (based on teachings called the Vedas and the Upanishads), classical (which is all about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras) and post-classical (Vedantic and Tantric philosophy).  Geez.  What would I do without Wikipedia?  LOL.

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