I have the lucky position of being married to a Master Instructor, and therefore I can, kind of, come and go during the Certifications that Mark is teaching at (inbetween Bikram yoga classes, of course....priorities...). I try and stay in the background, not taking advantage of this luxury. Although I sit, foam roll, and/or stretch, during some teaching lectures, I never participate, nor ask questions, or practice drills alongside those that pay for the experience. This time is theirs, and being able to be a "fly on the wall" is perfectly fine with me....more than fine. How lucky am I?
This past Feburary I was a "fly on the wall" at the Level 2 Cert in SJ, a week after my own RKC re-certification, and I had no intention of ever attending a Level 2.....until I realized that many of the strength principles taught at this level were applicable to many other aspects of my athletic life, mainly my yoga practice. It then became very clear... I needed to train for these skills, and to learn these principles to become a better teacher, coach, and athlete.
And so the decision was made.
Little did I know how transformative this whole experience would be......more to come.....