*UPDATE: As of March 14, 2013, I am now a CYT-200 yoga teacher! (Woot!)
For lack of a more exciting self-description, I think it’s fair to call myself an urban yogini. I’ve lived in Chicago most of my life, with a short but incredibly formative half year in London. I’ve been practicing yoga since 2006 and I’m still learning about the practice every single day. What started out as a challenge (literally) has turned into a way of life. I haven’t always been the most regular practitioner due to injuries and other life interruptions, but the practice has never been far from my mind. Even after a few months off the mat, that first round of sun salutations is like coming home. In September, 2012 I enrolled in a 200 hour yoga teacher training and it’s been an amazing journey so far!
This blog will chronicle my teacher training endeavor, as well as other yoga, travel, and life-related topics that I’m spending too much time thinking about.
When I’m not yoga-ing or learning about yoga, or thinking about yoga, or talking about yoga, I do other things. I love travelling with a ridiculous passion. If I had unlimited disposable income, I would travel everywhere. I also started running last December in an attempt to slay the beast of aging. I had a mini midlife crisis after my birthday in November 2011 and decided that if I couldn’t turn back the clock, I may as well seriously step up my life game. I’ve always wanted to run but never could. I’d run for about a week and that was it. This time, I tried the Couch to 5K program and surprisingly, it stuck! I ran my first 8K three months later and haven’t looked back. I am taking a little bit of a break from running as frequently while I focus on getting through my yoga teacher training and while I ride out the dark, cold Chicago winter. Treadmill running is not for me. Give me an open road/trail/sidewalk any day.
My day job is totally un yoga-related, but that’s fine. I have a lovely artist husband and a 10 year old little meatball of a pug named Monster and we live quite happily in this very small big city.