I had such a great time teaching the weeklong “intensive” in the Yoga Shed which we completed just this morning. From the feedback, I don’t think there was a single person who didn’t have a positive experience. Even the ones who “hate” getting up early in the morning could pat themselves on the back for cultivating a new behaviour.
I am reminded of what a special profession teaching is and what a privileged place yoga teachers occupy in their communities.
So now at the beginning of the school year, with kids going back to school next week and adults mapping out what courses they might like to commit to in 2012, some of you out there might be thinking about yoga teacher training .
More than 30 years ago, I was invited to do a yoga teachers’ course. It changed my life forever. I didn’t think I was up to the job; in retrospect, I’m sure I wasn’t.
No matter. I signed up, stuck it out, learned so much, and finished up becoming a yoga teacher. I got to teach what I loved, and I think I helped people learn to love yoga in the same way I did.
If you love yoga and have thought about enrolling in a training so you could dive deeper into this discipline that has infinite depth, just do it. Make this the year that you do it. Wait and you might just miss out on a year of connection and joy.