On Tuesday, I took Amy Baker’s 5:30 – 6:45 Root Integrative Vinyasa class at Root Yoga Center.
I’ve been wanting to take Amy’s class for a long time. Also, post-C-section, I’ve been afraid of taking Amy’s class for a long time. My students both rave about her and regularly point out that “Her classes are even harder than yours!” Knowing that my own classes already bring me to my edge and that my practice is not quite as intense as it was before major abdominal surgery, I was hesitant to explore Amy’s class.
Now, I only wish I could’ve gotten to her class sooner.
Amy’s class provides all the gifts of a great teacher: careful consideration, exquisite sequencing, inviting challenges, and much more. Yes, her class is challenging. But, the challenge kindles as a slow burn. Amy’s class stoked a fire within me that’s still burning two days later. She knows exactly how to take her students to the edge, but not over it. That ability is both an artful balancing act and evidence of deep listening and intuition.
I loved Amy’s class. And, I’ll probably be waiting a long time before I take another one.
Amy will soon be taking a hiatus from teaching at Root to welcome twins into her life and her family. At the end of class, when I thanked her for her teaching, she said, “You bet. See you in a year or so!”
I’ll be counting down until her return.
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