Before I indulge you in my musings, just reminding you I will be on at 10am on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker re-run (the episode is called “Justin and Tyler” incase you want to dvr it).
WARNING: this post is kinda lame and random, I was just really busy today and had nothing brilliant to say
I had a bunch of rowdy kids for my monday desserts class today (although it will be yesterday for most of you). I get irritated that they don’t respect me as much as they respect their other teachers. They realize I’m young and I hate that they think that because of that, I can be taken advantage of. Anyhow, they got to make a nice dessert and I get paid at the end of the semester. Thats all that matters.
I wanted to update you on what I’ve been learning in Yoga Teacher Training school. As most of you know, I’m in the midst of my 300 hr professional training to add on to the 200 hr I did last year. This weekend we had a workshop on pre-natal yoga.
It was actually pretty awesome. We learned all about the different approaches to birth (having a “doula”, a midwife, obgyn etc) and about how the body changes when you do get pregnant. We also had to strap on “belly” which was really just a thick blanket folded up and tied with a yoga strap to our bellies. I feel pregnant after any meal, so this wasn’t much of a stretch.
More than anything, I was glad that guys in our training had a little taste of what its like to have big belly in your way when your trying to hold a plank pose.
Although interesting, this just convinced me more and more that I should not have children. Who needs birth control when I’ve got this workshop.
I hope I’ll find this week to observe a prenatal class. I bet the students have creative ways of getting into poses with their expanding bellies. There are also many calming yoga poses that I bet would feel awesome after you carry a 7 pound fetus in your midsection all day. I think seeing people find relief would make me feel better.
If you are a mom, ever done yoga while pregnant? If your not pregnant, would you take up yoga? And for the sake of discussion (because this is a hot button topic) would you get a midwife, doula, obgyn or a combo of two or more of them?
To make the deconstructed apple pies that we made in desserts class, you will need:
-granny smith apple (about 1 per person)
-about 1/4 cup sugar (or stevia or splenda or whatever artificial crack you prefer)
-Trader Joe’s Pecan maple granola
Again, with kids, you gotta keep it simple. Pour the sugar in the pan and wait a few minuets so it get its hot (but not melted yet). then pour in the chopped apples (you can peel them, I prefer leaving the skin on). cook for about 7-10 minuets or until the apples are soft and turn a bit golden. Pour on to a bowl or plate and top with granola. I guees its more of a crumble. But not oven needed!