We’re finally moving into creating flows for hot vinyasa classes. I’m both excited and nervous about this new module. Last week we finished going through Ashtanga, which technically I have down enough to teach, and now we’re entering a new type of class. All the classes really build on the Ashtanga, so now I get to let my creative juices flow while thinking of what I’d like to do in a class.
While we’re learning about how to structure a hot vinyasa class, we’re also encouraged to take as many classes as possible. I’m not the biggest fan of hot vinyasa, mostly because I run hot already and sweat just standing there, but it does help to feel what works and what doesn’t. The last class I took make me sweat, kicked my butt, and felt really really good. I was really in the moment with that steady deep breathing and the class just put me in that meditative mental state. I may be coming around to these warmer classes…especially as the months get colder (though it’s still been pretty warm out).
To get me through all these classes, I’ve been drinking a smoothie with a scoop of this vegan protein power. Vega powder is amazing and made with super ingredients such as pea, hemp, and brown rice. The version I got also has two servings of greens in it too, so it’s like I’m eating veggies as well. It’s the ONLY protein powder that I’ve had that does not leave a chalky after taste, well at least the vanilla version doesn’t. I haven’t tried the chocolate version yet, but I’ve heard that the vanilla is better. I’ve used the vanilla with both an almond/coconut milk base and a juice base. It works so well with either, and I am just a bit obsessed with it. I definitely recommend getting some and making a smoothie with it for those days when you don’t have much time. It’s crazy delicious and filling!