Yoga Teacher Training Week 1

July 2, 2017 in About Me

YOO humans!! How are you?? I’m recapping my first week here at yoga teacher training so let’s get started. 🙂


I got in around 3:30. Unpacked my stuff and settled a bit. Ate dinner then headed to the night session! Met some new people and went to bed early that night. We gotta have our lights out by 10!


Alarm goes off at 5:15 am. I die a little on the inside. I head to our morning practice, then breakfast after. The food here is so good. Like my type of amazing. LOVE IT.

Another session from 9:00-11:45. We covered all the practicalities of the program here.

Break from 11:45-1:50. Grabbed some lunch in here too, squeezed in a lift at the gym, and headed to afternoon session from 2:00-6:00. We had a break in here which was nice. 🙂

Dinner after that session. Tried to socialize and meet more people in my program! After dinner I took a sauna and whirlpool. Gah I love saunas so much guys. Like can I just have one in my house?? K thx. 😛

Lights out by 10!! I usually don’t go to bed this early so it’s been WEIRD. But I’m adjusting.


Morning practice, breakfast, drink all the coffee after I do some of the things and before I have to do more of the things.


Another session, another break. Some cardio work before lunch, eat lunch. Complain to my mom that I’m constipated. (WAH.)

Another session!! Afternoon one. They have booches in the cafe so I snagged one during my break.


Do some blogging work after the last session. Catch up with friends and family. Try to relax a little bit.


Wake up is getting a little bit easier. But hey, still tough ya know? Morning sadhana is beautiful. I feel at ease in this practice.

Morning session was a posture clinic. We pair up with a partner during these and work on teaching that partner the posture. We’re thrown a lot of information through lectures and then we work on it through practice and our own studying time. It’s been a challenge but a very good one. I went into this thinking it would be all lovely and relaxing but guys: this ain’t easy! There’s a lot of emotions that come up. But I’m riding that wave and embracing it all!


PSA: this place is beautiful.


THE DAY BEFORE MY PRACTICE TEACH. And I can get up later!! 5:50 am later but still. The extra sleep always helps. 🙂

I practiced for my first 30 minute teach with my partner. Had a really nice talk at night with a girl in my program and felt pretty good. Wednesday was emotional for me but Thursday I was feeling at peace.


My practice teach went well and I was happy with myself! I had a lot of fun too. 🙂

We had a lecture on yoga philosophy in the morning and one on anatomy in the afternoon. The first lecture brought up some emotions and tears for a  lot of people but man, was it powerful.

I got to lie outside in the sun and just enjoy the weather and the green around me. It was just what I needed.

I got kind of homesick at night. But after taking a sauna, watching the Bachelorette, and eating some chocolate I felt good.


MOMMMMYYY MY BFF AND I HAD A LONG LONG PHONE CALL. It was amazing. Gosh I love this lady. I went on a beautiful walk while talking to her and just hearing her voice made me smile.


I got to chat with my best friend Maria too, read some blogs, workout, talk with a friend at the cafe, and get Reiki done at night (which was super cool!!)

Thank you for reading friends. Tell me 3 highlights from your past week!

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  • Reply Stephanie July 2, 2017 at 1:44 am

    OMG, my dearest I so darn proud of you! I love our talks too we really connect in our conversation, love it and you! So much to learn in life isn’t there and you are out there doing that! Not following what other’s typically do, you do you! Peace my dear

    • Reply Alyssa July 15, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      i love you and miss you!!

  • Reply Julia @ Drops of Jules July 3, 2017 at 2:24 am

    This sounds like such a transformative week for you. Can’t wait to hear more! I hope you’re starting to ease into settling in. Homesickness is the worst!
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    • Reply Alyssa July 15, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      it has been so amazing!

  • Reply Lynne (Lynne's Recipe Trails) July 3, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Aww Lyss, you have made me smile. I am so happy for you and proud of you, following your heart. I loved reading about your first week in training, and look forward to reading more and more about your training. You are one great girl. I am in awe of you. 🙂
    I also love that you have this amazing beautiful relationship with your mom. I can relate 🙂 Mom’s are so special. x

    • Reply Alyssa July 15, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      thank you so much lynne <3 your comments always make me smile

  • Reply Emily July 3, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    It sounds like a really full week Lyss. I’m glad you got to talk to your mama too.

    • Reply Alyssa July 15, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      talking to her always puts a smile on my face!

  • Reply Nancy Chen July 3, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    I’m glad you’re having such a good experience! That sounds amazing yet challenging. Good luck 🙂

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law July 5, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Yay! Way to go on acing your practice teach, girl! It sounds like you’re having an amazing time!
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    • Reply Alyssa July 15, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      thanks so much kristy!

  • Reply Melanie July 6, 2017 at 1:17 am

    I am so happy you’re first week went well!!! You should be so proud of yourself Lyss. I can’t wait to read more about your experience. 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa July 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      thank you so much love!

  • Reply Claire B. July 7, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Love hearing what you’re up to, Lyss! 🙂 Now that I live far away from home, I feel the exact same way about calling my mom every weekend. I love our phone calls so much!

    Three highlights from my week: going for a hike for the first time since we moved, Skyping a friend back home, and finding a wedding photographer!
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    • Reply Alyssa July 15, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      omg yay for hiking! so exciting you found a photographer too!

  • Reply Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar July 7, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Lyss! I hope you are having an amazing time. 🙂 You are right–it is a beautiful place. I think I’ve said this before, but I’m 100% confident that you will be an amazing yoga teacher. So I’m not surprised that you nailed your practice session. But still really happy for you! I’d love to come take yoga with you sometime. <3
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    • Reply Alyssa July 15, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      joyce this means so much to me!! thank you love. you are so sweet <3

  • Reply ankit July 11, 2017 at 9:04 am

    want is the first thing i should know before starting yoga?

  • Reply Alyssa July 15, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    yoga will leave you feeling empowered- just learn to trust your body and find joy in moving in whatever way feels good!
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