Saturday, June 16, 2012

9 weeks OVER!

OMG this past final week went by extremely fast. Bikram went through all the postures with us during lectures. He actually didn't make up stay up too late except for the last movie night. Yesterday was the day that everyone was waiting for. We had Rajashree taught us in the morning and of course Boss taught the FINAL class. The class was packed with visitors (family and friends), visiting teachers and staff. When Boss finished signing 1000 books, he walked in at 6pm. Everyone cheered and few beach balls were being tossed around. The 90 min went by quick. Everyone was pumping up for the final breathing. Once the Boss said "That's Enough" for the breathing. Everyone CHEER and Stood up, clapping and hugging each other. Then Boss played Disco music. Everyone started to find their friends and hugging and cheering that "We DID IT!" Total Emotional Release! We are finally becoming Bikram Yoga Certified Teachers!

Looking back this 9 weeks in LA. I became more independent and took care of myself. However, I have to give a big thanks to my new friends that I met here. They were all extremely supportive and especially when I was sick, they took care of me. Besides studying and lectures, I had fun, seriously, I did. I was able to visit places that I have never been before (Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Manhattan Beach...etc) Very thankful that my family and friends back home supported me because without their financial and emotional support I would not be here BYTT Spring 2012. You'll never know what will happen in the future but live in the moment and enjoy 100% of it.

Friday, June 08, 2012

1 more week!

Finally week 8 is over! This was a long week for us because we did not have last weekend off. Although, we had an awesome week 8! First, demo team were picked, and many of my friends made into the team! I did not try out because I know what level I am. We had a pizza party yesterday night followed by full night of dancing with the Boss. Yogis DO know how to party!!! We were all sweating and our shirts were drenched. We danced to recent pop music as well as Michael Jackson, ABBA, and of course BOLLYWOOD musics! It was awesome, the lecture room was turned into a dance club. One thing is in stead of alcohol, we had pops! LOL. No Alcohol during TT! Today is Friday and we had the NIGHT OFF after the 5pm class because the hotel needs both Yoga room and the lecture room to setup for this weekend's World Yoga Championship. Tomorrow I will do my last weekend shopping in LA then sunday will watch the Finalist! Week 9 here we GO!

Sunday, June 03, 2012

No Break until next weekend

Because the heater problem, we had to make up the few missed classes over the week 7 weekend. And the classes were HOT, lots of people had to sit out (including me). I feel sorry for those people who already made plans for the weekends such as attending a wedding, flying home, tours..etc. They either have to cancel or push it forward to next week. I planned a Group dinner with my group mates (my work habit finally come into play). We had a wonderful dinner (I hope everyone think so) at Ayara, a Thai restaurant near by. It is best to make reservation on the weekends as that place tends to be very busy.

I believe Bikram will start his lectures about each postures and Rajashree will go into more depth about her lectures as well. Also next week, there will be Yoga Championship at the hotel! 2 more weeks left!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Classes going off schedule

It is week 7 now! Starting to see the finish line! However, this week started off with classes going off schedule! First we had 1/2 Monday off because it was Memorial Day. We had awesome pool party! Today's morning class was not hot at all. When we were about to sign in for the 5pm class, we were notified the class was cancelled. At night, Bikram told us that the next day morning class will be cancelled too. And the reason was, a trainee reported to the fire department about us suffering in the hot room. The fire department came to inspect and all the taped doors were off taped and the exit signs in the hot room were put it back on. Boss was not at all happy about this situation and he kicked the trainee out of the training. WOW. I wonder how the person got the gut to do such a thing.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hot Hot Hot

BY teacher Re certification started today. OMG  ‎420 trainees + 120 recert. teachers + some visiting teachers / staff + 1 Bikram = the hottest class yet so far at TT. Heard it was 120 degree F / 48 degrees C! It was HELL~ Also the posture clinics' pace is getting faster! Need to review my dialogue over the weekend. But wait I have to enjoy my Saturday because... going to watch Cirque du Soleil Iris at Kodak theater. Actually it will be my first time ever visit Hollywood area in LA!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bikram & Rajashree are back

Yesterday was the first day we had Rajashree (Bikram's lovely wife) as our yoga instructor. She had been traveling around the world to host seminars. Her voice was so soothing and her jokes were very funny. I enjoyed her class very much! She is one of those teachers that could kill you with her lovely voice in the 90 min class. Talking about voice, yesterday my posture clinic feedback was I know how to smile and kill people at the same time in a 90 min class. Awesome! LOL The instructor was telling me to help people and share my smiling skill to those who are struggling with having fun and delivering the dialogue at the same time. ^_^

Also last night was Boss' first lecture night after his trip. He was so nice he let us off early at 11:30ish. It is week 5 and it is the half way point today! just 4.5 more weeks to go! WOOHOO! I believe Hell's Week starts next week? LOL

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Week 5 coming up!


This past week, we continued our anatomy and posture clinics when Bikram is away. He is coming back this week! Hell's week coming up. Just before that started, my friend and I found a way to relax. Headed to Santa Monica Beach! The #3 bus at the LAX bus station took us all the way there! No transfer! We had brunch at the pier's mexican restaurant, then walked around the Pier e is an amusement park (actually for kids). It was a bit windy and cloudy today when we were at the beach. We studied Anatomy and our dialogue for a bit. We headed back up the main streets and found ourselves at the Promanade shopping district! By then the sun came out and it was shopping time. I got a couple of socks and a couple of shirts. Very good deal! Now in preparation for Week 5!