My certification requires me to complete a LONG written exam as well as creating a written lesson plan with modifications and reasoning and a videotaped class. I am currently working my way through the written exam. I try to answer at least a question a day and I transferred all of the questions to a Word document so I just have to type out my answers. It makes it so much easier.
I am really excited about becoming certified. I currently work as a Zumba instructor and I teach Zumba Gold at retirement facilities as well. I would love to teach general Hatha yoga and a specialized Senior yoga to complement my Senior Zumba classes.
I am getting my certification through Aura Wellness Center in Boston because there were no training facilities in my area. It is an online course, but I am finding it to be very extensive, which I am glad about. I want to be fully prepared. I am not just doing this so I can have a piece of paper. I want to have the know-how to be able to really help my students.
Today, I helped my dad put up the last gate on my new fence. I, my boyfriend and my parents all started working on this fence at the beginning of the summer. We finished the majority of the fence but then waited a long time to put in the gates largely because the weather was so hot and we had other things to do. Now that the weather is so pleasant, my dad decided he wanted to come over and finish the gates. He did such a wonderful job and the fence looks fantastic now. I almost can’t believe that it is done. I now have a new fence and a patio. My backyard has been completely made over.
I ordered the pavers rock and sand and had them delivered. I then measured and staked out the area where the patio would be. I then spent two days digging up the dirt. I evened out the dirt, layed down a weed tarp and backfilled the hole with rock. I evened the rock with a heavy-duty rake and then poured in and screeted the sand. Then came the heavy lifting. Luckily, my dad helped me lay the 40-pound pavers. It took us all day and we were so tired at the end, but it looks beautiful. My mom helped by sweeping the paver locking sand into the crevices between pavers. I’m so glad I did this, though it was exhausting.