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03.28.11

Remember a while back I told you that I was overwhelmed with everything going on in life?

Well, there must have been something about turning 28 – yesterday!  Some desire to learn something, aquire new skills, participate in something new and exciting that I just couldn’t get out of my head.

(Cupcakes were also part of turning 28)

Last weekend  I signed up for a photography class. Then a photoshop class. (They go hand in hand you know.) And in the following 24 hours I got this “grand” idea that I should attend the upcoming Core Power Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training. You see, I’ve always wanted to be a yoga instructor (oddly enough even before I really got into yoga) and have been toying around with the idea of Hot Yoga Teacher Training for quite some time. Yoga sculpt involves significantly less time and money and I figure it will be the perfect intro to see if teaching yoga is for me. Plus, I can’t wait to teach some classes for the kids at camp.

So in the name of slowing down, I’ve been at yoga teacher training all weekend. It might just be what I needed…

Crazy? Probably a little.  But somehow I find a way to justify it. ;)

27 Comments (Reply )

  1. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    You’re the ultimate bag lady :) Look at all of that stuff!

    I hope you had a lovely birthday and good for you for signing up for those classes. I’ve been itching to do something like that as well. I actually really miss being in school!

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    • Emily
      Mar 28, 2011 @ 10:02 am

      I know, I am a RIDICULOUS bag lady!!!

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  2. kate
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    awesome!!!! i bought a corepower membership a few weeks ago and have been LOVING it. i can’t wait to take your class someday :)

    and happy birthday!!!

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    • Emily
      Mar 28, 2011 @ 10:03 am

      Don’t you love it?! What is your favorite class so far?

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  3. Mo
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    Happy birthday Emily!

    I can’t wait to hear more about your yoga sculpt teacher training – I hope you do a post about it.

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    • Emily
      Mar 28, 2011 @ 10:02 am

      Thanks Mo! I’ll do that, I wasn’t planning on it, but I guess it might be interesting to some!

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  4. Sarah @ OneLoveSarah
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    That is so exciting! I absolutely love teaching yoga and I’m sure you will too!

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  5. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    Happy belated B-Day Emily!!

    That’s so awesome that you’re doing teacher training :)

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  6. Janelle
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    I am learning photography and photoshop too! Do you feel comfortable sharing which classes you are taking?

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    • Emily
      Mar 28, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

      Of course! I’m taking the DSLR and photoshop classes through Minneapolis Community Education. They are very reasonable and will hopefully be very helpful!

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  7. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    sounds like you have a lot of great things going on! A DSLR class is definitely on my list for this spring!

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  8. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

    It’s not crazy if it makes you happy! I sound like a Sheryl Crow song… if it makes you happy, it can’t be that ba-aa-ad.

    I look forward to reading more about your training and thoughts.

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  9. Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

    Hey, you’re 28, live it up! I’m 31 with my firsy baby… glad to have done my yoga training years ago bc it wouldnt happen now :-)

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    • Emily
      Mar 28, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

      Very good point! Will do :)

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  10. thehealthyapron
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

    Oh how cool is that!!? A yoga instructor!?? Awesome! ps. happy belated birthday!!

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  11. Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Being busy is a blessing in disguise. :)

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    • Emily
      Mar 28, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

      Yes, I really wouldn’t know what to do with myself if I wasn’t busy…

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  12. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    I love that idea! I hope training was awesome. (Oh, and cupcakes should be a part of EVERY birthday, yes?)

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  13. Tiffany @ Simply Shaka
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    Thats awesome! I would love to be a yoga instructor as well (but suck at yoga–boo!) but it just seems like it would be a fun thing to have under my belt. Hope you had a fantastic birthday :)

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  14. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    Happy birthday doll!

    Good for you for going after what you want to do…I think that is fantastic! I bet you feel very empowered…and so you should! :)

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  15. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 6:46 am

    1. Happy Birthday!
    2. If you teach classes to adults… (beyond just camp for kids)… maybe I would have to sign up for a class!
    3. I think you need a bigger bag. :)

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    • Emily
      Mar 29, 2011 @ 7:04 am

      Ha! I probably do. :)
      It will be a while before I would be teaching adults but I’ll definitely keep you posted!

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  16. Mellissa
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    Happy Birthday!

    How was the teacher training, I really want to go through their training.

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  17. Kelsey, at Happyolks
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    Happy Birthday, girl! I went through CPY Hot Power Fusion teacher training last year in San Diego and it seriously changed my life! Good luck in the coming weeks/months! Things can get hectic trying to balance work/school/yoga or whatever, but it’s totally worth it in the end!

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  18. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 6:20 am

    First of all congrats on the 2 yrs of blogging and Happy Birthday! I was 28 when we moved to Brazil and that is when those exact feelings started for me. I thought, there has to be more, and I wanted to start thinking outside the box and DO more with my time. Even though I always felt busy, I wasn’t gaining much new knowledge. I’m happy to tell you that it continues at least throughout 32. :) Running, language, photography, blogging, publishing, gardening and knitting are all things I’ve taken on in that time. I can’t wait to hear more about this yoga instruction. Sounds great! You are inspiring!

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  19. Crystal
    Apr 21, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    Happy belated birthday! I laughed at your photo because you look just like I do when going out the door. Lunch bag, purse, yoga mat, yoga clothes, post-yoga clothes, camera bag, laptop…it’s nuts, isn’t it?

    Reply

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