In any endeavor, it’s helpful to identify motivators and goals, potential obstacles and resistances, and the supports and resources available on the path from where you are to where you want to be.
Today I want to share some of the possible outcomes of participating in the in-depth studies and yoga teacher training program. It remains to be seen what this path of study will do for you as yoga is a practice that reaches each person in a special way. However; looking back over a decade of studying, practicing and teaching from this curriculum, there are some commonalities I can pick out:
-You’ll likely build a lasting friendship or two or twelve
-You will outsource your decision making less and trust your gut more
-You will hear your inner critic, question it with care, and make space to hear the inherent voice that knows you are enough, worthy, capable and whole
-You will learn to teach yoga that is accessible (Ever been in a class where you couldn’t “keep up” or been presented with a pose that just didn’t work for your body and the only option offered was to “rest” in child’s pose? We’re gonna show how many amazing alternatives and variations of movements are possible to give you and the students you may serve a place to explore and land in every class.)
In The Heart of Yoga, TKV Desikachar offers this definition of yoga: To attain that which was previously unattainable.
It is possible to befriend your body.
It is possible to re-shape your relationship to your inner critic.
It is possible to have more energy, patience and mental clarity.
It is possible to reconnect with yourself, your passion and purpose.
So much of yoga is remembering who you are beyond temporary identifications and circumstances.
This expansiveness might express itself in a feeling of wholeness and connection, effortless compassion, objectless joy, selfless service. I’d love to hear what you’re working toward and what you’d like to attain through deepening your practice of yoga.