Today it is seventeen years since I opened Main Street Yoga. I’m still as delusional now as I was back then. When I was fifty and delusional I thought I could become a yoga teacher and have a little studio. And I did. And now I’m questioning whether it’s delusional to think that at my … Continue reading The Delusional Yoga Teacher Celebrates 17 Years
This Thursday, March 1st, is the studio’s 14th anniversary. I remember buying the mats and the blankets. Ordering and putting together office furniture, designing a logo and ordering a sign, setting up a bank account as a DBA (Doing Business As). It was this new, exciting venture, full of risk, full of hope. We were … Continue reading Happy 14th Anniversary Main Street Yoga!
Just as the last student left my Happy Hour Yoga class this evening, my daughter called from Portland, OR. I was just finishing up at my desk in the lounge, so it was perfect timing. I kicked back into one of the comfy Poang chairs in the lounge and had good long chat with one … Continue reading The Yoga Lounge
Shiva Rea, the famous Vinyasa yoga teacher is reputed to have said when someone complimented her teaching, "I am just the river guide. The real teacher is the river." After my first year of teaching full-time it became clear that I needed to explore more of the river. My students seemed happy enough with my … Continue reading The Story of Main Street Yoga, part 7 (end)
A LIVING WAGE I loved being a stay-at-home mom. It's a good thing, too, because I was one for a 18 years. The only time I didn't love being a stay-at-home mom was when I wanted to buy something and my husband didn't. If there was a disagreement about money, he always won because he … Continue reading The Story of Main Street Yoga, part 4
MY FIRST REAL LIVE YOGA TEACHER I started practicing yoga on my own when I was a senior in college in 1975-76. I got the Richard Hittleman 28 Day Yoga Program book (I wrote about it here.) and started. At the same time I was also filling out applications for grad school and taking the … Continue reading The Story of Main Street Yoga, part 2
I am reading a book called Trust Agents now and there is a section on setting goals. Chris Brogan and Julien Smith, the authors, are all for goal-setting. How will you know where to put your energies if you don’t have a direction? they argue. I understand this, I do. And I agree with it. … Continue reading Mission Statement