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 March, the 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…
Thrilled.
Yoga taught with an amazing 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 (but very nervous and apprehensive) to begin teaching on home soil.  After expressing interest to Marketa about starting my own class in the park (perhaps a Sunset Vinyasa?), Marketa graciously opened up the group to me.  And shared tips about teaching (thank you, M 🙂
Friday mornings at 9:30 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 when it’s wet).
Plus, bringing yoga outdoors opens up the practice to everyone.
We have expert yogis as well as those just stepping on the mat.
People pass by, see us, and come 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 Mom, who is wheelchair bound.  Mom 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 sooooo good for me”.
Heart warmed to no end…
My Mom has even started coming to class…and I have to say, it has made our already strong bond even stronger.
Yoga = amazing.  Outdoors yoga= even amazinger.
Marketa’s 4th of July Weekend Flow @ the Dunes
Oxnard Shores, CA, USA
7/2/2011
3 more weeks till Hawaii and the YogaWorks training.
Getting excited to learn and delve even deeper into the practice…and for the Hawaiian adventure.
aloha
“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…

Yoga by the Sea

 

for schedule of classes.  
all levels are welcome.  donation-based vinyasa flow and tai-chi.