I don’t know why I thought the yoga classes at the Eco Yoga Park outside Buenos Aires would be in English, but they weren’t. Luckily, with my basic understanding of Spanish and my experience with yoga (and peeking around at other practitioners, of course), I was able to figure out most of the instructions after just a few classes.
Here’s my cheat sheet, which I’ve compiled after three months of taking yoga classes all over Argentina, to get you started with your international practice. So get on your colchoneta (mat) fearlessly, and when all else fails, you can always peek around!
You may not be able to understand everything the teacher says about aligning your chakras or becoming one with the universe, but with this list you’ll at least be able to bust out a revolved triangle like a native. The practice of yoga is the practice of connecting with ourselves and the world around us. What better way to do that than to take your practice traveling?