Teacher training

My daughter, Stephanie, has signed up for teacher training at Flow Yoga this fall. She starts classes in September, but is already reading the assigned literature. She is really excited about the opportunity to dive deep into yoga. It will represent a big investment, $2,700. It will be 200 hours of hard work over six months. It takes a lot of courage and discipline to head in this direction. Just think, in December 2004, I was dragging her to her first yoga classes.

Her full-time job is with the Teamsters, in their organizing department, but it’s hard to tell at this stage whether it’s a long-term career. She has found a real home for her practice at Flow Yoga. Over the past six months, she has been on a “work for classes” arrangement with Debra, the owner, helping at the front desk and doing other tasks. She says that she really enjoys working with the staff, teachers and customers drawn to Flow.

She recently had mononucleosis and has yet to regain all her strength. She is a beginner who has not mastered all the poses so she will have to grow in a lot of different directions at the same time. She would probably admit that yoga has played a big part in getting her to eat healthier and stronger. Once she finishes, she’d like to start teaching on a part-time basis. She became a vegetarian awhile ago.