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Lorelei last won the day on December 6 2016

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About Lorelei

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 08/12/1968

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    Bristol, Wisconsin
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    I love using yoga as a vehicle for personal growth, mental and physical health, and an endless supply of new content to learn. Yoga is pure magic. Other interests of mine include knitting, running, hanging with my family, and finding new ways to challenge myself.
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    Riley the golden retriever
  • If I won the lottery I would...
    Open my own yoga studio! I'd give free classes to caregivers, veterans, and mothers in distress.

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  1. Thanks, Candace. Actually, the studio owner back off that when I just flat out said that my insurance should be enough and that I wouldn't be able to work at her studio if i had to buy more. I truly think she is following the advice of someone who doesn't understand the ins and outs in addition to herself not understanding the ins and outs. Anyway, time will tell if this is a good place for me or not.
  2. This is something I struggle with too. I find that my teaching is better when I maintain a regular practice that involves taking classes. I'm not saying that I achieve this goal regularly, but strive to do it. I have been going back to the studio where I did my wonderful teacher training lately, and I've found that I teach better and that I feel better when I get there at least once a week. It's a goal to work toward for me.
  3. I just was offered a position as an independent contractor to teach a few yoga classes each week at a small studio. It's a nice place that provides yoga, massage, pilates, and it's also a full service salon. Good vibes and lovely. I carry insurance to teach yoga through HPSO. It's a regular policy for yoga teachers. The new studio owner wants me to add the studio as an "added insured." The studio carries its own insurance, but the owner said that at the start of this year, her lawyer recommended the "added Insured" for all of her independent contractors. So.....this addition will cost me $165 every year. Um. I don't know about you, but that's a lot of yoga teaching for a part time person like me in a small studio. I really like this studio, and I get the feeling that the owner doesn't really understand why her people need the extra insurance. Has anyone had an experience like this? In addition, the insurance rep thinks that maybe I'm carrying the wrong insurance since I am a "yoga company" of one. My company's name does not include my given name, so it's a Doing Business As sort of situation. I know others who work around registering their own company by only taking payment made out to them personally. I'm more concerned that my insurance is adequate. Of course, I'm planning to sit down with my lawyer (another expense), but I'm wondering if anyone out there has been through these situations and care share their experience with me. Thanks!
  4. I think that would be the oddest and most off-putting experience. I'm sorry you had that happen to you! I think you just quietly acknowledge that some days are for taking things gently with ourselves and some days are for exploring further growth. And then continue. Maybe provide a child's post option while the others move through the sun salutations. As a teacher, I think there is always opportunity to look at our teaching to see if there is something we should be doing differently. Student feedback is important. However, if you've done this and feel that you were providing good instruction, then you have to just move on and try to shake off the negative experience. Best wishes to you.
  5. I'll give it a try. Thanks!
  6. OK. Day 1. My hips have always been soooooo tight. As a runner, it's the bane of my existence. I know I need to work on hip flexibility to deepen my yoga practice. However....... I just don't ever make myself do it. This challenge is perfect for me, because I need the kick in the butt to just do it. I realized tonight while doing the 30 minute hip opening video that I've been avoiding this for another, more mental reason too. As I was working through the fire log pose, I suddenly found myself on the edge of panic. I kept with it in the pose and breathed deeply into my tight hip with the knee of the leg on top nowhere near the ankle below it. I wanted to bail so badly. Panic for what? I have no idea, but it was indeed panic. I am interested to see if the program helps me to work through this and dissipate it.....and if anxiety is stored in my hips. We are so complex....and yoga gives us nowhere to hide from ourselves. Thank you, Candace, for helping me to look in the mirror.
  7. Thanks, Larry. I'll try these suggestions
  8. Still no "Like" option in the forum for me. I have not changed my computer or browser. I'm not sure what it means to "Try a different user account in OS X." If you can help, Larry, I'd appreciate it. Thank you! And I just found that I cannot comment on the blogs either. I use a Macbook and do the updates religiously.
  9. Hand to Big Toe Pose -Utthita Hasta Padngusthasana - and fun to say too!! Using a strap to begin, this one I love for teaching students that rooting down through the planted foot and reaching out through the heel of the raised foot helps so much with balance. It's also lighthearted in class as nearly everyone falls a little bit. Good thread!
  10. I re-read this thread today. It is interesting, now that I am into Month 3 of my little Sankulpa Yoga business how relevant all the comments are. Right now, my biggest hurdle is MARKETING. I'm sure that is familiar to everyone. The low (or no) budget, get the word out, don't get distracted by all the other work to do and forget to market...... I spend so much time sequencing (what I hope to be) good classes for the nature center that sometimes, I'll get no one show up and THEN remember that I didn't market the class. I know that working at an existing studio will get me more students, but I can't promote my own business if I'm working for someone else, so....Catch 22. I get caught up in writing curriculum and class planning, and it is just easy to forget that it's all for naught unless people know I am out there with something to offer them. So, I think my new thing is going to by Hump Day Marketing. I plan to devote every Wednesday to marketing (exclusively)......checking in on things I have going, looking into new places to promote my business, making and nurturing contacts, etc. SO, this thread just keeps on giving, folks. (I also have to let stuff go, I guess. Makes me sad to neglect my little blog space on YBC, but maintaining my own blog is really all that I can manage now.) I am going to refocus my efforts to check in with the YBC community on a regular basis like I used to do up until mid-summer. Such a positive force here. Love that.
  11. Thank you, Anahata. Good advice. I like stopping in sphinx. It's a good pose to be able to watch a demo. Thank you, Candace. Great advice. That really helps. The All Levels are going well, and I'm getting good feedback. I'm stealing the flow you detailed in this reply, btw. See you in Chicago!
  12. Thank you, Candace! This means a lot to me. Watching you grow your business gives me such positive vibes. WIsh me luck!
  13. Oftentimes, All Levels classes are offered at studios. As a new yoga teacher running my own program, I'm asking other yoga teachers out there if they can tell me how they plan an All Levels class.
  14. How do you differentiate levels within an All Levels class? I'd love to hear your tips and idea. Thank you!