Bear with me - I had a convoluted thought process regarding this post:
First - Yoga North switched up their schedule a bit this Fall, which enabled me to take a class right after the one I lead on Thursdays. I'm not completely thrilled about being in town for 13 hours, but the class and timing worked out so I can cope for one day a week.
Second - As I was leaving afore mentioned class a couple weeks ago, a student recognized me and expressed surprise that the 'teacher' was taking a class. I smiled and said, "Yup!" (I'm not one for platitudes like "oh, we are all students". Just sounds so hoity toity.). There are actually three instructors from the studio taking this particular session.
Lastly - Ecoyogini wrote a blog post regarding a home practice (Yoga Class Dropout) as it relates to taking classes in Halifax a while back, which got me to thinking about home and studio practices.
And I realized something about why me, myself and I, don't care for a home practice.
I lead 4-5 classes a week. I work full time. I leave the house at 730am in the morning and I don't get home till after 500p on non-yoga nights. Yoga nights it's after 700p. I have a Husband, two active dogs, and a house. Finding time at home what with yard work - we live on 40 acres, our yard is an acre unto itself, I have a HUGE garden - dinner, laundry, spouse time, etc, is...problematic. I don't feel comfortable practicing at home. It's my space to unwind, relax, chill, take a load off. Trying to do asana at home makes me edgy and irritable.