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brenskip55 last won the day on April 26 2016

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About brenskip55

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday May 18

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    Antelope Valley, Ca
  • Interests
    Yoga, Art, Food, Music, Travel
  • Yoga level
  • Favorite poses
    Swastikasana and Viparita Karani
  • Least favorite poses
    Compass, Wheel
  • Pets
    2 dogs - Rocket and Mala; 1 cats - Markley and Tenna. They are my children!
  • If I won the lottery I would...
    Quit my job and teach free yoga around the world!
  • Favorite books
    Man's Search for Meaning, The Power of Now, Winter of Fire
  • Favorite movies
    Across The Universe, August Rush, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Favorite television shows
    Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine Nine, House of Cards, Shark Tank

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  1. Hey there friend! Your instincts seem to be right. I have my instructor insurance through Hays Affinity and it only costs me about $120/yeah with the option to add up to 4 names as additional insured. This covers my teaching in a studio - I know the price goes up if you plan to teach other places - your home, schools, public parks, etc. But still - $165 just to add one additional insured?! That's bananas. I do run my business under my own name though, so I suppose that could be part of it? But really you're just a sole proprietorship running a DBA. Can't imagine that would shake things up THAT much. Good luck sorting this out!
  2. Yay!!! Congrats!
  3. I, too have been able to retain that sense of calm - it's pretty magical. So grateful to have had the opportunity to meet you (in real life) as well as all the other amazing ladies. What a trip!
  4. Here's another one
  5. nope. Not much of a neat freak or germaphobe though.
  6. I hear ya on this! I practiced almost exclusively with the same instructor for the first 5 years. She really changed my life and inspired me to become a yoga teacher. I definitely cried after my last class with her before I moved away, and brought her a gift. We actually started to connect more on email after that, but I've always felt sad that I never told her sooner how much her class meant to me. I still miss her class.
  7. Practice pada bandha to help strengthen the feet, improve balance and even lift your arches. If you incorporate this into your yoga practice, and even just when you're standing doing dishes, I think you will start to notice a big difference. Here's a great article on Pada Bandha:
  8. I love this! I've been meaning to try acupuncture for a long time now. Guess it's time to seize the day!
  9. @YogaByCandace or anyone else who knows : For day 13 I want to make sure I understand this right. Do we just do that number of Burpees, Air Squats, and Mountain Climbers back to back for 10 minutes straight? So basically 1 rep would be the whole sequence below all the way through? 10 Min AMRAP 10 Burpees 15 Air Squats 20 Mountain Climbers
  10. @YogaByCandace Just guessing - was your friend talking about a pumice stone? You could use that to remove calluses that have formed, but I'd think you'd want to keep the calluses so that you don't keep breaking skin or getting blisters. .. So maybe I'm thinking the wrong thing.
  11. Yes! I love that one! And it's so true
  12. Yes! Definitely getting that app! Great suggestions @fluffypossum I spent this weekend INTENDING to double up and take a studio class as well as the daily assignment. Of course it didn't happen. I did step outside the norm though and go take 2 super vigorous power flow classes that kicked my booty, so I don't feel too guilty about it. If nothing else, I needed it for a bit of an energy boost to the soul. Nothing beats a packed class with that steady rhythmic sound of ujjayi - My favorite! So, today I'll go for the HIIT workout I missed over the weekend. I'm going to try to recruit my husband to do it with me too - wish me luck! Happy Monday All
  13. My only opinion right now is that I'm super jealous! When I took my 200hr training it was like firehose learning - you can only really hang onto so much information. I'd absolutely love to have the chance to do another training, but sadly, I'm not in the position to commit that much time to it right now. Some day for sure. I think it's a great idea to learn as much as you can. Congrats! I'm curious to know which program you've enrolled in? Again - Jealous!
  14. Well, I skipped Day 2 and Day 3 of the program, but jumped back in yesterday for Day 4 and my first ever HIIT workout. I gotta say, I love it and hate it. Lol I love that it was so quick, and kept it interesting. I only did 3 reps, though, so 15 min instead of 20. My whole body was like jello afterwards and I'm already feeling the after effects in my arms and shoulders. It feels good! I know that today is a rest day, but I think I will probably go back and do either Day 2 or Day 3 tonight, since I got a rest day on Sunday. I'm even going to try to get my husband to do the HIIT workouts with me, since I haven't been able to convert him into a yogi yet. I can already tell this program is going to help my goal pose - handstand. Yahoo!
  15. Yassssssss!