This is a lifestyle blog I started a couple of years ago. There was a scurry of many blogs and then busy life got in the way and it got left by the wayside. But I always knew I wanted to get back to it,
Back in 2017 I graduated from a 200 hour yoga teacher training program. It took me a while and a heck of a lot of self confidence to get into the teaching gig. Its one thing to learn the training its another thing to present a well planned product to a population who have paid to come and take a class. I admit to be hugely overwhelmed and intimidated by this. The first class I taught I seriously thought I was going to have a panic attack. In very unyogi fashion I had a series of papers at the front of my mat to remind me of the sequences and a hope that the flow would get going and the audience would be dazzled by my well practices teaching style ( insert very nervous laugh here).
But I survived my first class and my second and my third and like most things the more you do it the easier it becomes. I began to realize what my preference was. I am not and never will be one of those super power yogis, going upside down and balancing on two- or one hands is never going to be in my practice. But developing my style as a gentle, beginner and restorative yoga teacher has quickly become my jam. Thankfully there is much demand for this style of yoga and so I have been able to expose myself to many many classes and you know what.... I started to really enjoy it. To lead a yoga student through a gentle sequence that is equally accessible to them has become a joy. As my confidence has grown so has my variety and mental recall ( no papers needed) of the sequences and their transitions
So, when earlier this year the yoga studio where I did my initial teacher training offered the advanced 300 hours training, I knew it was something I wanted to jump on. More on the content and different modules later but to say it has been a magical experience is an understatement. I am going deeper and appreciating much more, yoga philosophy, advanced poses, how to teach at a higher level and so much more.
The irony about the pic about is this is our crazy cat Sage. He looks totally relaxed and Zen laying on a pile of fresh towels (grrrrrr) below the Relax sign overlooked by a Buddha, because he is the most neurotic cat we have ever had, is neither Zen or relaxed and will bolt if you even look in his direction. But it was a too precious shot no to share