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Now I am a Yoga Teacher

June 23rd, 2009 · 7 Comments

When I started this training, I thought I knew what yoga was.  What I knew was nothing!   Completing DVD’s or going to an occasional mediocre yoga class does not compare to a 200 hour teacher training course offered by Yoga Works.  It probably would have been appropriate for me to at least attend a Yoga Works class before I took the TT, but, that still could not compare to what my teachers taught me in the last 12 weeks.  For your reference, my teachers were Thomas and Carmen and they seriously seriously KNEW THEIR BUSINESS.  Carmen and Thomas both train with teachers who trained under Mr. Iyengar and Carmen’s teachers were Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, and Lisa Walford (founders of Yoga Works).  The lineage is really short from the founders of modern day yoga to me now.  I am incredibly blessed to have had this opportunity.

Every single one of the students in the class are now my close friends.  Even though maybe we didn’t connect on any other level as yoga, they are still going to be thought of as my best friends and I already miss seeing them 4 days a week!

What’s next for me now?

I’d really like to have some opportunities to teach adults yoga in my town.  The last two weeks, I taught yoga to my teachers at school and got a lot of satisfaction out of it.  The more I teach, the less I feel I know.  And teaching yoga is more about presentation than it is about the alignment points.  It is an ART.

Practice.  In order to be an excellent teacher, I need to have a practice- under a teacher’s supervision.   And a daily practice.

Continue my studies in yoga.  It’s like with everything else, one training isn’t going to make me a good teacher or student.  My husband didn’t earn a black belt in one year, it took twenty years!! So, here I am making a commitment to always seek out opportunities to learn more.

Running and Cycling? Who the heck knows!!  Yoga will need to be the main dish and the cardiovascular training will be the side dish for now.

Shanti.

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Tags: Yoga Teacher Training · Yoga, Pilates, Recovery

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tiffany // Jun 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    I am so glad you are now a yoga teacher. Congrats and keep practicing!
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  • 2 Erika // Jun 23, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Congrats on your yoga training! I would love to look into that someday but right now things are already too hectic. I enjoy reading your blog and good luck continuing with yoga.

  • 3 Mama C // Jun 23, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Congratulations on your new “main dish”!

  • 4 mamalikeyou // Jun 24, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Very cool! Congrats! I would be honored to take one of your classes someday. I know you will make an outstanding yoga teacher.
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  • 5 bobbi // Jun 24, 2009 at 1:32 am

    yeah for finishing!

  • 6 RunToFinish // Jun 24, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    wow you are a teacher now, that is so amazing!!! I can’t wait to see the lessons you’ll continue to provide us here
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  • 7 Diana P // Jul 21, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Congrats on becoming a yoga instructor. You are one awesome lady! Unfortunately I wont be able to make it, we’ll be in Tahoe. Best wishes and I would love to make it to one of your sessions.

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