Yesterday I opened the mail to find my new Yoga Alliance registration card for 2011.

Yoga Alliance Registration Card

I completed my original 200 hour training back in 20o2

And in 2009-2010 topped it off by completing my 500 hour trainingDoing my 500 hours along with coffee meetups with Madeline kept me sane while living in Phoenix.

Although I am not actively teaching yoga at the moment, I believe it’s a smart move to keep my credentials active and good standing so if I do want to start teaching again, I could right away.  Not to mention, I worked ten years to accrue those 500 hours, both on and off the mat, and I am proud of them and want to keep “them” active.

Two questions I know I will get asked:

Why am I not teaching right now?

Yoga is a beautiful thing but it doesn’t pay the bills to the extent that is right for my financial situation or for Southern California and the cost of living here.  Therefore, I work in another field.

Do you have any information about yoga, hot yoga, teaching yoga, new to yoga and need advice, yoga clothes, yoga dvd recommendations, etc?

Yes, I have a massive, extremely comprehensive post in my Yoga Tab called Yoga FAQs

And another post called Yoga in the House

Moving On to the things I made yesterday…

I made Skylar’s bed after changing the sheets

Girls bed with black, white and teal bedding

I made some Homemade Trail Mix for lunches and on-the-go snacks

Bag of Homemade Trail Mix

Inside bag of Homemade Trail Mix

And I made Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls for the Winner of the Bake Sale!

Overhead of Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls in clear container

I put them in a container to be mailed and also have a few more goodies I am enclosing, too.

For the kind of dough the winner spent ($200), she deserves more than just raw dough.

Close up of Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls in container

From my last post about Organic Cheaper than Conventional, it was good to hear what organic items you’ve found that are cheaper.

And most of us wish grocery stores would incorporate the organic food with the conventional food rather than having it walled off in its own little section.

1. Do you have any credentials and do you have to maintain them?

Let’s see, I have plenty but not all are maintained…

B.A. in Psychology

Graduate work in Psychology

RYT-500 Yoga Teacher.  Active.

California Real Estate License.  Currently inactive but easily re-instate-able.

Certified Lactation Educator & Counselor.  Active but not insured so I’d have to get insurance if I wanted to practice.

CPR & First Aid Training. Lapsed.

And a few more professional licenses and certifications, too.

I have pursued so many different goals and passions and have dabbled in many things.  In the process, I have amassed various credentials but keeping up with the continuing education units (CEUs) on many of them in terms of time and expense is not worth it, at this time, for most of my credentials.

Plus, I got some things “for me” and never intended to work in the field.  It was to enhance my own personal knowledge base.

2. What have you made recently? A bed, a meal, a dessert, a quilt, a blog post, a make-out session? What have you been making?

I’m also making something in the oven and don’t want to burn it…See you later!

TGIF and enjoy your weekend!

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