Missing Swan Class…

I told them “do reallllly well so that when Elisa Teacher misses you, she can watch you sing and feel your love all the way in America forever and ever”…
And the time has come, that, yes, I watch the little munchkins and feel a yearn in my heart for Swan class (and South Korea 2010, dear dear chingus (friends) met in Seoul and now scattered over the globe, and kimchi.
~Swan Class performs, “How Sweet it is (to be Loved by You)”, February 2011~

Yoga by the Sea @ Mandalay Beach

Friday Morning Vinyasa 7/8/2011
Oxnard Outdoor Yoga Group
Oxnard Shores, CA
This is the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done, this yoga teaching, yes it is.
When I found out in early March, my first week back from Seoul, that there was a yoga group meeting at the Beach Park down the street…well, I just had to scope it out…
Yoga taught with a blend of asana and philosophy by the lovely Marketa.
Under the sun and palm trees that I’d dreamt about from concrete Seoul.
With an ocean view.
pinch me.
A couple months after joining the group, I was itching to get back into yoga teacher mode.  After feeling the goodness of yoga teaching in Korea, I was ready (very nervously and apprehensively so) to begin teaching on home soil.  After expressing interest to Marketa about starting my own class (perhaps a Sunset Vinyasa?), Marketa graciously opened the group to me.
Friday mornings at 9:30a for the last two months…
fill my heart with love, connectedness…
There’s something about outdoor yoga…
the beauty of nature…
the loss of control of the elements (we practice foggy or sunny, just not in rainy conditions).
Plus, bringing yoga outdoors opens the practice to everyone.
We have expert yogis, as well as those just stepping on the mat.
People pass by, see us, and join the next week.
A woman walked by with her pup, and a fellow member offered her an extra mat. She practiced with us that very day.
Another woman brings her Mother, who is wheelchair bound. Mother flows her arms with us as we flow from pose to pose. I leaned down and gave her an adjustment during savasana, and told her “thank you for coming out here, it means so much to teach you”…and she said, “oh, this is so good for me”.
Heart warmed to no end…
My Mom has even started coming to class. I have to say, it has made our already strong bond even stronger.
Yoga = amazing.  Outdoors yoga = even more amazing.
Marketa’s 4th of July Weekend Flow @ the Dunes
Oxnard Shores, CA, USA
3 more weeks until Hawai’i and the YogaWorks training.
Excited to learn and delve even deeper into the practice, as well as the Hawaiian adventure.
“ommmmmmmm” 🙂
I don’t want to sound like an ad…I’m just excited about this…
So, seriously, if you happen to be in the Ventura County area, or are passing through, please come join us…