Monthly meet up - Month 2! This one doubled as a meet up and a fundraising event for CCFA and it was SO FUN! We had a small private aerial yoga class at Kama Fitness where we got to do inversions and the poses I think are really fun! We were all having a great time and were all a little bit daring, so we just kept moving on to better and better stuff :)
On May 2nd I drove about 2 hours on a Saturday morning to go to my first group instructor certification. I was excited and nervous, not really sure what to expect because I have never been an instructor before.
After a full day of learning and practicing, I was a certified PiYo Instructor!
It was actually really hard for me to practice in a room full of other people counting out beats and cueing, so I felt liked I needed to practice a lot on my own. I practiced a ton by myself at home and have held one practice class (so far).
I'm really excited to start teaching real classes, but am going to hold a few more free practice classes before I officially start at a studio.
If you are in Southern New Hampshire or Northern Massachusetts and want to join me for a class comment or send me an email! I'd love to have you!
Not sure what PiYo is?
PiYo is a strength training class made up of all body weight exercises. There are no weights, bands or any equipment. You stretch and and strengthen with traditional body weight exercises like squats and lunges and moves that are yoga and Pilates inspired like warrior poses, sun salutations, leg lifts and downward facing dog. We don't hold any poses for long. So get ready to move and sweat!
I have been doing yoga and PiYo off and on for about six months now. You probably know this through my headstand fails and finally my successful headstand! I haven't been totally into a practice, nor am I what I would describe as flexible. I am a runner after all, but I have been enjoying my gradual progress with yoga.
I came across aerial yoga a few months ago. A girl I went to high school with teaches it at a dance studio nearby, but her pictures looked so crazy and I was scared away.
Throughout the spring I was hell bent on getting good at the headstand! It was something I practiced almost daily, but was actually really afraid of! I would try and try, but was always afraid of flipping over. So I started next to the couch, so I couldn't flip over and would just hit the couch instead. One day I ventured outside to headstand. No couch to save me anymore! And I flipped over. It was scary at first, but nothing too traumatic happened. Amazing! I was no longer afraid to flip over, so I tried and tried some more. I figured out little tricks that helped me get my legs up, but still my longest headstand probably lasted 4 seconds before I fell.
Looking at my final headstand it might look like I am awful at them! I mean I am not great, but I improved a HUGE amount. I didn't give up and I overcame FEAR. That's what is important. Keep trying and keep improving.
Now watch me fall from a headstand over and over :)
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pup. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance