Last month I embarked on a new journey that I was both excited and scared of at the same time. Yoga Teacher Training. The first question/statement I got once I shared this was, “Oh, I didn’t know you wanted to teach yoga?” Or, “You’ll be a great yoga teacher!” The funny thing is, I didn’t sign up with my main focus on being a yoga teacher. It was a mixed bag….personal growth, taking what I’ve learned and offering to my clients, and maybe teach. As I’ve since learned, I’m not alone.
My yoga practice has been 1 to 2 days a week for the past year or so. In the last 6 months my mat has been “calling” for me on a more regular basis. Honestly, I never envisioned that happening to me. There are two places I feel a sense of peace & calm in my mind, but incredibly fierce & powerful in my body simultaneously. In the stairwell and running. Yes, that concrete cave does that for me. And now, yoga. One of the beautiful things I’ve discovered is my yoga practice is always with me. When my mind stops racing I then start being. Being more of who I am. Listening to my heart, hearing what it’s beating for, owning it, letting things go….gaining perspective.
With 2 teacher training weekend intensives under my belt and an ongoing immersion of physical, mental & emotional growth, my life has shifted in so many ways. I feel like I’m back to being the girl who took risks without the fear of failure, lived life on my own terms, no matter what anyone else thought. Being fearless.
Most importantly, I am feeling more grounded, steadier in my thoughts, words and actions.
My dear friend and yogi guru, Suzanne Bergen, has been a guiding light on this road to teacher training. She told me it would be a journey unlike any other. I nodded my head in agreement, not really knowing what she meant. With some unexpected turn of events that have unfolded in my life, I now get it. I’m so glad to have found what I didn’t know was missing.
So, that brings me back to teaching. I’ve realized that one of my greatest passions in life is helping others be the best they can be. Something tells me I will now have so much more to offer.