Did any one else’s weekend fly by too? It’s hard to believe that it’s already Monday morning. Even though it went by quick it was a good weekend for me – the perfect mix of activity and relaxation.
I started off my weekend at the gym on Friday. I got in a cardio workout on the elliptical that left me sweaty and breathing hard.
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The rest of Friday was pretty quiet and involved me going to bed at a decent time because I was really tired. I decided to not set my alarm for Saturday morning because it was a rest day so I didn’t need to be up early to get to the gym. Apparently that was a good thing because I slept until 8 am the next morning. I never sleep in that late, I’m usually wide awake by 5:30 am or 6 am.
One of my yoga related goals over the next few years is to take a 300 hour yoga teacher training. I think that right now I need to get more experience as a yoga teacher and really put into action and digest what I learned at my 200 hour teacher training. But I’m always looking ahead and planning for the future.
One of the 300 hour teacher trainings I was considering was having an information session to learn more about it. I immediately knew that I wanted to go, even if I didn’t end up starting it until 2020 or 2021. I’m one of those people who has to have all the information and details before making a decision, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to get all of that ahead of time.
Mynah School of Yoga hosts both 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher trainings out of Junction 9. I had never been to Junction 9 before, but I’m so glad that I got to check it out – they have a seriously beautiful space, both inside and out.
It turns out that I was the only one who showed up for the 300 hour info session, but it was actually perfect because I got to sit down with the founder of Mynah, Kate, and really get a feel for the program. A lot of what she had to say about why she started Mynah and her approach to yoga teacher training really resonated with me. I’m so glad that I went to get more information.
Afterwards she gave me a tour around the studio. There weren’t any classes going on so I got to take a peek into all of the rooms. Everything was so beautiful. I can’t wait to go back and actually take some classes there.
Parking in the neighborhood that Mynah is in can be tricky – especially on weekends, so I opted to park in the neighborhood right next to it and walk the 15 minutes to the studio. I was a bit annoyed when I ended up having to take a detour because of construction, but it turns out that I got a pretty view of the river because of it. Saturday was a pretty gloomy day with on and off thunderstorms (hence the dark clouds in the photo), but the river was still pretty.
I was feeling lazy on Saturday night so instead of making something for dinner I decided to order food on Skip the Dishes instead. I ended up deciding on a chicken and bacon wrap with lettuce and tomatoes. It was pretty tasty considering it was a pretty simple wrap. The side salad I got with it was pretty good too.
My Sunday was all about the workouts and getting moving. I started off my day at the gym to get in some cardio. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical followed by another 5 minutes cooling down on the track.
I felt like I had extra energy to burn off (probably because the day before was a rest day), so I pushed myself and I’m glad that I did. It felt really good to give it my all and leave nothing behind.
Just before lunch I headed out to Yoga in Bowness for a restorative nidra class. The first half of the class is restorative followed by a yoga nidra. It was exactly what I needed and I felt so good when I left. I can have a hard time slowing down the thoughts on my head between the to do lists and things that I feel I have to get done, but it was well worth it to take a 75 minute break from all of that stuff and take some time for myself.
Sunday afternoon I headed down to Baker Park for some outdoor yoga that I’m helping out with. It was a gorgeous day to do some yoga by the river. The sun was out but it was the perfect temperature in the shade with the breeze.
There’s something about being able to do yoga outdoors that just feels so good. The ground under my mat van be uneven, there can be noises that you typically wouldn’t find in a studio that can be distracting, but it’s always worth it.
Next week will be my final week helping out with the Baker Park yoga, so I’m hoping to check out another outdoor yoga in a park in south Calgary a few times before it ends for the summer. I haven’t been to that one in a few years, but I always had a great time when I used to go.
It’s not very often that I can get in a workout and two yoga classes in one day, but I definitely enjoyed myself on Sunday.
What was the highlight of your weekend? Share it in the comments below.
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