It’s Thursday and everyone knows what this means: another Thumping Thursday! And that means break from practicing the Moksha sequence (not that practicing Moksha twice a day for the last 12 days has been a bad thing). This morning was a 90 minute yin class taught by Ted. As much as I was dying for some yin, this is not what I had in mind. Sorry Ted. Emotions where running high and feelings of aggression struck about 10 minutes into our lower back and hip opening intensive class. Wow! Maybe this was Ted’s way of breaking us down to prepare for the week ahead. Week three is supposed to be the hardest week of all. Knowing Ted, he totally had a reason doing what he did. If anything I hope it was for the pure enjoyment of watching our struggling faces! I would have done the same.
The body is an interesting being. And where we hold stress and emotions is unbelievable. I was tight and stiff and clearly needed this class. So, Ted, I thank you for your tough love today.
After class, Bryde introduced the next round of presenters then we broke for lunch. Following lunch was our last anatomy lecture with Dina T ever. What an emotional day! I didn’t want it to end. Dina T. then taught us a “Dina T. Moksha Flow” class which was hands down my absolute favourite class of the entire training. Music played — everything from Michael Jackson to the Fugees — and I cried, I laughed, and the entire class sang along. It was so magical. Bob Marley’s Turn Your Lights Down Low featuring Lauryn Hill will forever bring me back to this moment in my life, to this very class. Dina T. is such a special lady. She has the biggest, warmest heart and has an even bigger smile. She touched our hearts in a way I know I will never forget. Following this emotional class when everyone stopped crying we had the afternoon to recover.
Thank you, Dina, for everything! You made me fall in love with biology again and made me see why exactly I want to do this whole teacher training thing in the first place: to guide a class the way you do.