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Myths of Teacher Training

Myths of Teacher Training

There are many misconceptions surrounding Yoga & Pilates Teacher Training. We’ve set out to debunk the top 6 myths about enrolling in our teacher training program and shed some more light on the topic. Let the myth-busting begin.

MYTH #1: I’M NOT READY

“I’m worried that my practice isn’t good enough.”

Ah yes, that all too familiar voice. You know the one. That pesky inner critic that whispers repeatedly that you are not enough. Yoga and Pilates work beyond the physical practice, extending far off the mat. You may only make it to a class here and there, but what matters most is your desire to learn.

The Foundry Holiday Shopping Guide

Shopping for the Yogi in your life? Here are some suggestions to help!

FOR THE BEGINNER:

  • Intro Month for $29 - Unlimited Classes at all Foundry locations - This is the BEST way to get someone started in the studios. They can try out any and all of the classes and get the real vibe of The Foundry. Plus they will be feeling amazing after a month of classes!
  • 5 Classes for $59 - Valid at all Foundry locations, two-month expiration. This is great for someone who has already done the intro month special, and wants to keep going, but can only make it in once a week. 

FOR THE SEASONED PRO:

  • 60-Minute Private Lesson for $75 - We go to class everyday like we brush our teeth everyday. But every six months we go to the dentist to get the deep clean. That is the private lesson, it's the deep clean for your practice! Spend one-on-one time with your favorite teacher, learning valuable tips and adjustments to take your yoga, pilates, or barre practice to the next level! 
  • 10 Classes for $110 - Valid at all Foundry locations, two-month expiration. Perfect for someone who knows they love the vibe and offerings at The Foundry, and is able to practice once or twice a week. 

FOR EVERYONE:

  • $100 Gift Card for $80 - Everyone will LOVE this gift!
  • NEW GEAR! All Retail is buy one item, get the second item (of equal or lesser value) at 60% off. The possibilities are endless - mat + towel, top + bottoms, water bottle + Ultima canister, candle + book, Foundry Hoodie + Vooray gym bag. YOU DECIDE!!! STOP IN TODAY TO SHOP!!! Offer Valid thru 12/31/17. ***Excluded from this sale: Jewelry, Nariveda Supplements, Artwork.

Bikram Yoga Az's Rev-Up Workshop: Let Nothing Steal Your Peace Away

By Nicole Deacon

My favorite season is the fall. I love when the leaves turn colors (sometimes have to travel to see it) and the weather starts to get the way I like it! It becomes perfect for nights on the patio, afternoon bike rides, and hiking. Summer ends…fall begins… and then we do it again the next year. We accept that there are seasons in the weather…but there are also seasons in our life. Everything has an ebb and a flow. In some ways both are similar to transitioning from one yoga pose to another. We all have moments of joy and clarity and moments of sorrow and fear.   We have new love come into our lives and loved ones we cherish leave our lives. This is life…seasons.

Bikram Yoga helps us to stay calm, peaceful, and joyful no matter what season of life we are in. It is easy to be peaceful in a happy situation… yoga practice teaches us to remain calm among the storms of our life as one stays composed during a yoga pose. We start to accept things as they are, instead of as we wish them to be.   We learn to control and direct our minds to create the experiences we want. Consistent yoga practice disciplines us to balance how things are and how we want them to be. We do not always have control over the events that happen to us (the weather, parents passing, wars, traffic, etc) but we do have control over how we experience them. We can train our mind to find the value, and to appreciate each moment that comes to us for what it is.  If we can remember Rollo May:

“Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness. “

Yoga class is ultimately about self-awareness and self-realization. Bikram yoga helps us to be conscious of our breathing and more aware of ourselves. Yoga poses challenge us… in a hot, stinky, difficult position… can you breathe? can you find peace… and can you find joy?

It is through continued yoga practice; putting ourselves in a challenging environment that we get better and better at finding peace no matter what is happening around us. Through yoga, we eventually reach that point of bliss where nothing…no one… can steal our peace away.

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Stay Sweaty,

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