Yoga Boot Camp
Trip Start May 04, 2011
125Trip End Oct 08, 2012
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At 8:00AM we get to counter the long stretch of sitting with a two hour Ashtanga, power vinyasa class. The teacher was good but I still haven't found anyone that matches the talent of Andrea Marcum from UStudio Yoga. Aside from the 20 TTC students the Shala fills up with another 10 or so drop ins.
By 10:00AM we are all starving so it is a good thing that we have a system in place to pre-order our breakfast from the kitchen downstairs. From 11:00-1:00 we are back in seated position learning about either philosophy or anatomy; anatomy is often spent coloring, don’t ask.
We have a siesta or lunch break from 1:00-3:00PM at which time I’m lucky if I get an hour on the beach to read or copy my notes before rushing back for the 3:00-6:00PM session. The afternoon is split between either an hour of anatomy or philosophy and then alignment and hands on teaching
I've gotten into a daily pattern of eating veg Thali at Fatima's little cafe, the same Fatima that owns the Guest House where the course is located and the same Fatima who owns another 50% of Agonda. If I can stay awake until 9:30-10:00PM, I'm busy with homework or a quick internet session.
As grueling as the schedule is, I have to admit I am grateful to have structure back in my life. Additionally, maintaining a consistent workout has done wonders for me physically and mentally.
Outside of classes and dealing with a rat eating through my suitcase, I have had very little time to enjoy the mile and half stretch of beach. But one thing I am sure not to miss every night is the gorgeous, red sunset as it drops down behind the huts lining the beach, as seen from my room at Casa Maria.