Okay, it doesn’t suck. Far from it. Annie Carpenter, if you don’t know, is a well known instructor and is also responsible for a lot of other big name yoga instructors as well. She was also my yoga teacher’s teacher. I took one of her classes in LA and was being asked to move parts of my body in ways I didn’t know it could. Her classes were a bit intimidating since a ton of the students were talented yogis and teachers themselves and it seemed like sanskrit was being used in every single sentence. Despite that, I loved the class. My body was alive and sore in areas I didn’t even know existed. When I found out she was relocating to SF, I was super excited although I wasn’t sure how I would afford to take her classes consistently.
I found out she was teaching at Yoga Tree and went to their website. They had an introductory offer of $20 for three classes, which I hadn’t taken advantage of yet…score! I showed up for my first class, signed up for the classes and was hooked! It was seriously one of the best savasanas that I’ve had in a long time. You know, the one where you are so relaxed and you fall asleep and reluctantly get up to still find yourself in this euphoric state? I equate that to a runner’s high. I came back the next two times, even though I have to set aside a total of 3 hours of my time for the class (public transport, the waiting for public transport, and the class itself). That’s how much I loved the class.
So why would it suck to have Annie Carpenter as a teacher? It sucks because I bought a 10 class package with an expiration date and there is a chance that I won’t fully get to use it because Annie is always away teaching at other studios or festivals. Okay, it wasn’t all her but it’s so easy to blame someone else. I paid $108 for the classes, which comes out to $10.80 which a pretty awesome promotion. Paying the total upfront was rough. Anyhow, she was in LA for a teacher training and most recently, she was in Oahu for Wanderlust. That was only three classes for me. I couldn’t it use the first week I bought it because I got sick. Then there was the one day where I poorly planned and missed my bus. There’s also a chance that I might have to leave town for work sometime soon and my classes expire in 2.5 weeks! I have 5 classes left and at 2 classes a week, I can’t miss a single one, including the class tonight. So hopefully Annie doesn’t go out of town anytime soon and nothing shifts in my schedule. Gotta maximize my dollars!