Recovery, Yoga, and Goals

I am presently enrolled in a course that is part of the Professional Masters of Education (PME) program offered by Queens University. This particular course focuses on Self Regulated Learning (SRL) and one of the projects I have to do is to create, and ultimately complete, a goal.

Since grade 10 (just over 20 years) I have lived with a chronic back injury. At different times in my life I have been able to focus on it and, through practices like Yoga, I have improved it for periods of time. However, more often than not, something comes up in life and I get away from my practices and my back eventually reverts to being not what I would like it to be.

This year, I was offered an opportunity to teach a Yoga class to grade 9 students for the first 6 weeks of the semester at my high school. During the ensuing 6 weeks, I practiced Yoga every day and began to notice improvements to my overall wellbeing, both physical and mental. Once the six weeks ended, I was left with no more regular Yoga unless I did something extra curricular. This brings me to my goal for my PME course project.

My goal is to plan and eventually instruct a full Yoga routine for an extracurricular drop in yoga club that I will initiate and run during Tuesday and Thursday for the first half of lunch hours at my school for this school year; I will aim to do my first instruction before the end of this PME course.

Over the course of the next few weeks I will be making entries into this blog that will reflect on the process, the proximal goal accomplishments, and eventually evaluate how I did.

I’m really looking forward to this adventure!

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