We only have 11 days of class / treatments / tests remaining. And either we are getting used to the rigorous schedule or the pressure is finally lightening up. For about a month there, things were really intense. The director warned us about that.
It’s gotten cold again – tonight it is supposed to get down to 27 F. Recently its been in the 50’s and 60’s during the day – so the goddesses are sun bathing when they can.
I am teaching Kundalini Yoga tomorrow and after practicing with my teaching partner, apparently I chose a really challenging Kriya (set of exercises). Oh well – it was fun while I was doing it! (We have to be able to do it in order to teach it)
We are learning Reflexology now and starting to do it on our practicum clients. I am realizing that if I want to offer that professionally, I might want to take extra training. We are learning a pattern that we can do in 45 minutes or so – then with stretching and hand manipulations we can make it an hour.
Speaking of stretching, I am in love with this modality. When I receive it, I am in such an altered state (in a good way). I have now realized that the tension and resistance in my joints is primarily emotional and by breathing into it, I can release some of it in seconds! Stretching a physical release and psycho-spiritual-emotional release as well… When I get back, I will be doing some sessions for a donation – I want to practice on you 🙂
This seems to be graduate week – we have had six grads come and talk to us in the past two days. They come and receive treatments during practicum and visit with the teachers and local grads as well. They pretty much say the same thing – we are so blessed and lucky. Apparently when a spa learns that you graduated from this school, it is no longer an interview, but just a you-are-already-in-the-door-let’s-just-make-sure-you-know-what-you-are-doing. Plus they went over the process for obtaining licensure – very helpful!
There is still some crazy intensity remaining. Friday, we are doing a 2-hour yoga set which requires oiling our bodies (privately) and taking a cold shower ahead of it. Then a week later, we are doing a 2.5 hour meditation with the intention of making ourselves better healing facilitators. All on top of studying for a big physiology test late next week.
Thank you for reading and may your Spring be joyous!