Saturday, June 4, 2011

Not to discourage anyone from doing this, but...

I don't want to sound too disparaging for anyone who might read this blog in the hopes of learning a little about teacher training before attending.  However, I must make some small commentary about tonight's class.  It was ridiculous, dead meat, too hot for words and we all died.  Every single one of us.  Part of this may have to do with the fact that teachers arrived to do their recertification and tonight, Friday, was their first class as part of their process.  It started looking rather dim for us trainees when we were forced to squish together on lines 4-10 to allow the teachers to line up on 1-3, per Bikram's request so he could "see their practice".  I don't think anyone was actually able to practice  tonight, however, as we were all either passing out, throwing up, or being assisted out of the room to pass out and/or throw up.  Forgot to mention that class ran from 5pm-7:15pm.  90 minute moving meditation?

My mom is in town and she practiced with us Thursday night with Jim Kallett and Friday night with Bikram.  I'm proud (and a little embarrassed) to say that she was tougher than me in both classes.  She's the best.

Me and Mom in the hot room!
 After the Friday night survival session (aka yoga class) with Bikram, we had an amazing pizza party and disco dance party attended by Bikram himself.  He is quite the dancer.

Boogie down with Bikram

I'm still not sure how anyone had any energy left after staying up Thursday night until 4:30am watching the Hindi movie with Bikram.  We were treated to a "this movie is only two hours long" movie that began at 1:00am.  Why do you lie Boss?  It was called Kabhie Khushi, Kabhie Gham..., which translates to "Sometimes Happiness, Sometimes Sadness" and it co-starred the dreamy Hrithik Roshan.  If Bikram insists on keeping us up late to watch these movies, the ladies certainly appreciate the eye candy.  Thanks Boss!  Seriously, this guy appears in pretty much every film we've seen so far, except The Mahabharata.  Probably he was just a little too young, otherwise he would certainly have been in it at some stage.  Nice.


Hrithik Roshan - Dreamboat

I am officially done presenting postures.  Somehow I made it through everything up to Spine Twisting, posture #25 and the final breathing exercise, #26, I have to learn on my own.  Now all I have to do to be ready to teach my first class is learn both breathing exercises, all of the second set and second side dialogue, and review all the postures to the point where I can say them all one after the other.  For 90 minutes.  Wow!!!