Possibility Brewing: Gearing Up To Teach My First Yoga Class

 

Ten months ago, I spent my free time plopped on my couch, snacking and watching Netflix. I was living alone and struggling to figure out what to do with myself after getting home from work each night. I kept thinking, “There’s got to be more to adulthood than this.” That’s when my friend Anna slid into my Instagram DMs and asked me if I wanted to attend an Om Brewers class with her.

Om Brewers is a collective of beer-loving yogis who teacher power vinyasa yoga at breweries, bars, and distilleries around the Twin Cities and Madison, Wisconsin. After attending just one class, I was hooked.

I was captivated by the magnetic energy of the teacher, Melissa. I was obsessed with how good the practice made me feel. I was energized by the possibility of finally doing something more with my time than sitting on my couch watching reruns of Friends. I started attending Om Brewers classes regularly. And then I started practicing yoga where Melissa used to teach. And then I started hanging out with her outside of yoga. And then I enrolled in teacher training.

And now, ten months after that fateful first class, I am gearing up to teach an Om Brewers class tomorrow morning.

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I have Om Brewers to thank for re-igniting my passion for yoga. For breaking down a challenging sequence in a laid back environment, where yogis of all ages and abilities come to their mat for a little sweat and socialization. For inspiring me to go after a goal I never even knew I had. Ten months ago, Om Brewers changed my life. It gave me weekend plans. It gave me friendships. It gave me community. Hell, it gave me new roommates!

Thanks to Om Brewers, I didn’t have to worry about where I might end up teaching upon nabbing my 200-Hr Registered Yoga Teacher certificate. I’ve been certified for less than a week, and I already have five classes on my schedule.

Tomorrow, I teach my first one. And it’s SOLD OUT.

I am floored by the outpouring of love, community, and support Om Brewers has provided me. I am honored I get to switch roles with Melissa tomorrow and lead her through an inspiring flow. I am ready now, and I am so. damn. excited.