Today we had pancakes for breakfast!!! I literally did a dance when I saw them! I didn’t take a photo of them, though because I was too busy CHOWING down! I put some banana cinnamon jam they have here on mine and topped it with honey. mmm MM! Pancake day.
Below: a portion of the group on the chocolate tour (don’t worry, I talk about it a little later).
We learned more poses today and practiced assisting. We all had to pick three poses to work on and I worked on my wheel pose (a backbend). I also have headstand, handstand on the wall, and chaturanga. The last one I added because I need to build strength to do all of the above better. I was a little sad at first, because I’ve built SO MUCH strength with yoga… and then realized I needed more. oh. But now, I’m embracing the challenge (and it’s also better because my push-ups are better!)
Me doing one-legged bridge.
THEN, for lunch was refried beans and guacamole in corn tortillas!! AWESOME!! I was SO excited! It was a day of fantastic foods! Dinner was average, but after that breakfast and lunch, they could have served me just about anything and I would still be on a high from pancake day. pancake day. mmmm.
Anyway, it’s been raining again. None of our clothes have dried so smells now include mildew mixed with sweat and wet-person. I’ve decided not to get my hair wet in the shower because it doesn’t dry. All day. For 24 hours – not dry. Rob, get ready for one stinky suitcase coming home!
Frog in the yoga room (I noticed him while doing a backbend and named him Kermit in remembrance of the frog that lived in our houseplant).
That day, we also saw a SLOTH! Actually, we saw three – a mom and baby, and another that came down to ground level and posed for all of us to admire him! I didn’t get any good pictures but others have volunteered to share. In the meantime, here’s the mom and baby. If you look for a patch of fur, that’s them!
Tomorrow morning (7:30am) I am teaching my first class here! I’m kind of nervous, but mostly excited because now I’ll get some really valuable feedback! I really want to be a GOOD yoga teacher and this experience, however scary, will help me get there!
Yesterday, we toured a chocolate farm. It was neat to see the fruit and taste it before it turns into chocolate. We learned about how the tribal people did chocolate before Costa Rica was settled. It was pretty interesting. Most people bought chocolate, but as I’d already stocked enough, I bought some awesome coco butter! Can’t wait to moisturize in dry Abilene.
And here’s a pose for you all to try at home – Crow Pose!