- 6:00 - 6:15 pm Studio Check In/Opening/Highs Lows
- 6:15 - 7:30pm Practice [405 Rocket]
- 7:30 - 8:45 pm Philosophy School [The 8 Limbs]
- 8:45 - 9:30 pm Off the Mat [Journaling and Discussion]
- 9:30 - 10:00 pm Meditation and Closing
- 9:00 - 10:00 am Practice at the U.S. Botanical Gardens- this can count as one of your three weekly classes. STRONGLY ENCOURAGED (NOT MANDATORY DUE TO OFFSITE NATURE OF CLASS).
- 1:15 -1:45 pm Book Club [The Bhagavad Gita]
- 1:45 - 2:30 pm Teaching School [Ethics of Teaching]
- 2:30 - 3:30 pm History Continued [Background, Roots, and Religion]
- 3:30 - 4:45 pm Teaching School [Practice Teaching]
- 5:30 - 6:30 pm Practice [Vinyasa Flow with Susie McCarthy]
- 6:30 - 9:00 pm Science School [Intro. to Hands On Assists [Physical Adjustments]]
- 11:30 - 12:30 pm Practice [405 Power Flow] & Pop Corn Teach
- 12:45 - 2:45 pm Practice [YIN Master Class and Lecture with JFK]
- 2:45 - 3:30 pm Book Club [The Yoga Sutras]
- 3:30 - 4:30 pm History [Present Day Yoga]
- 4:30 - 5:30 pm Teaching School [Practice Teach]
- 5:45 - 8:00 PM First Assist Group: 405 Slow Flow + Live Music
Homework Due Before TT Friday at 6 pm:
Meditation from the Mat by Rolf Gates:
Read Books 1-8, option to read cover-to-cover. Apologies for the outrageous page count in the read ahead! That must have looked terrifying!:)
Write a one page summary/reflection of any daily entry of your choosing. Bring your one page summary to training (no online submission).
- Read Chapters 4-6 of the The Bhagavad Gita.
Read Book 2 of The Yoga Sutras.
Preparation for Karma Yoga
Read: Bill Moyers: How to Tell Your Story of Self- "The key to storytelling is understanding that values inspire action through emotion. We experience our values emotionally — they are what actually move us to act. Because stories allow us to express our values not as abstract principles, but as lived experience, they have the power to move others to action as well."
Watch Simon Sinek’s TED Talk about how great leaders inspire action (18 minutes). He says that most people start with the ‘what,’ work back from that to the ‘how,’ and finally to the ‘why’ – but the best leaders, with the strongest story, start with the ‘why.’ Everything else emerges from that ‘why.’ To make choices about how to serve your community, how to take on new challenges in your job, and much more: work from the inside out, so that your next choices will be based on your ‘why.’
On the private TT Facebook group, share a few sentences of your reflection from the Moyers article and Sinek’s TED talk, using any of the below prompts. This can be a personal reflection or perhaps your reflection on doing an exercise like this, etc. This post is due no later than TT Friday at 6 pm.
What kind of issues do you care deeply about? What makes your blood boil or heart soften? What community issues do you find yourself constantly talking about?
Why do you care about those things? What happened in your family, what choices have you made, or what experiences have you had that shaped your beliefs?
Focus on one key story and why it was so important to your values. The Bill Moyers article talks about “finding your story’s choice point.” What was the challenge, choice, and outcome that made this experience shape your story?
How does your story of self define who you want to serve? Whether you are already involved with a community or not, who do you want to make a difference for?