At 11 am this morning we had the busiest Yoga Quota class to date! A stonking 11 people came!!! I had to open up a few more mats from their packaging and we got to a third row at the back of the room!
Now, compared with Yoga Venue which jams in 30 people into a hot room regularly, and hasn't even got room for the teacher's mat, this is small fry I know. Which is good because in my classes even at 11 people I could still adjust everyone and have a nice chat before and afterwards! But this is lovely for us and brilliant for Yellow Submarine the charity we are working towards.
These classes are hangover cure classes, and one of the ladies actually had an actual hangover. And she said it worked!!! So come along if you're feeling ropey!
The 8 year old and her mum didnt have a hangover you'll be pleased to know.
I was so honoured to teach a school friend of mine, Rachel and her architecture buddy who'd never done yoga before. It is brilliant teaching someone who I've known since I was 13. It was quite fun for her to see me in my 'yoga' context!
I made all my language more graphic for the 8 year old so she would be interested all the way through. Like the picture of Up Dog for this blog (Urdva Mukha Swanasana). But Rachel and Mr Architect loved the language and suggested I kept it all the time!! Seriously, brandishing a sword in Virabhadrasana 1 and taking away your arms from the floor in Cobra 'because snakes don't have arms' is fun the first time, people actually laughed, and mostly the adults laughed. However, probably, as an adult if you're hearing those kind of jokes every time you'd not come back!
So as an update:
Yellow Submarine Class: 27 (in two days- boom!)
Oxfordshire Youth: 50 and done on Friday!
Big Issue: 50
Wembly School: 50