I got home from championship weekend yesterday afternoon, slept all morning today, and am still trying to unpack my brain...
The weekend went roughly as follows:
Drove down to LA to stay at a friend's house
Took 7am class at HQ with Courtney Mace, last year's female champion
Went straight to hotel and signed in to volunteer. Spent all morning guarding the door, from both the outside and the inside. Then went in and got to watch the U.S. women. The whole thing (including awards) went on until maybe 8pm. Got dinner at hotel restaurant with a bunch of teachers, then ended up hanging out at the hotel bar until 1am talking about yoga, and crashed in a friend's hotel room.
Took 7am at HQ with Leslie (not sure last name), who was the champion from the very first yoga championship 7 years ago.
Went to hotel for international championships. These went on all day and were awesome.
Got dressed up, went to dinner, then went to Bikram's birthday/disco party. Good times.
Totally overslept and missed the 7am class. Was tired!
Watched the Youth division. Oh man. The kids are getting GOOD!!!
International finals - top 10 men and top 10 women. Best yoga I've ever seen in my life. These guys seriously BROUGHT it. The winners were Brandy (USA) and Kaspar (Netherlands).
Took 7:30am class at Hermosa Beach. Went to Jamba Juice. Practiced dialogue with another spring 2010 trainee. Took 12:15 advanced class with Emmy. (Bikram was there for the first half of it, then he had to leave to go to the judge's clinic.) Drove home. Had to stop halfway to get salad. Totally beat, in a great way.
This is NOT my championship report. I still need to write that. I'm just having trouble unpacking my brain. Yoga overload!
Tell me what you want to hear about!!