“To live, to TRULY live, we must be willing to RISK. To be nothing in order to find everything. To leap before we look.”
As I prepare for my next Yoga Teacher Training to begin, I’ve been looking through applications past and present. I put a question on the application that asks, What is your main intention for taking this training?” Honestly, I skip through everything else and head straight for that response.
Did you know that for over 6 years I was a cable cop, oh yes I was. My job was to do audits on cable lines to see who was hooked up and stealing the cable, yahoo! I really freakin hated that job, but I did it day after day, I was sick, I was depressed, I was addicted to unhealthy things and I got laid off, a lot.
During my lay off times I took courses. I remember the first one I took was about True Colours, I happen to be a blue/orange. Find out what you are here – http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/edQd8L1/True-Colors-Test-What-is-your-TRUE-personality
Our teacher suggested that I become a yoga teacher, I laughed out loud and said there was no way I could teach yoga, I was so inflexible and was just learning, I was no pro that’s for sure. But I did LOVE yoga already….. hmmm……
Shorty after that I found myself signing up for a 2oo hour Yoga Teacher Training! WHAT?? ME??? I am not enough, I could never…. I …. blah blah blah. Sure I had no clue most of the time what was going on in YTT, it was a new language, Sanskrit, the Gita, Patanjali, Ayurveda, heck I couldn’t pronounce any of these words or even understand them but I loved yoga and that was really all that mattered.
Since then I have completed another full YTT and was working my way to certification in Anusara, that at the time was no easy task it took hundreds and hundreds of hours and a lot of time and money. Once Mayla, my 7 month old, gets older I intend to take another YTT was a new teacher and I will likely do a few more after that. I love learning about yoga, yes I am a full blown Yoga-Nerd!
So, if you are contemplating taking a Yoga Teacher Training but your getting in the way of yourself just move your asana aside and jump right on in. You do not have to be an expert, be able to do a drop back, the slits, pronounce Sanskrit and so on to immerse yourself in your yoga you only need an open heart.
Love and light on your path,
2 thoughts on “Why you belong in a Yoga Teacher Training”
I have been putting this off for too long and would like some more information on your certification program. I do have a full time job Monday – Friday and I am limited on when I would be available, just weekends basically. It is my twenty fifth year anniversary, this week, here at the same company. I believe I am ready for a change and I know how much yoga has helped me in so so many ways. Let me know if I still have a chance on being able to sign up and what else I need to do. Lori Wainwright sent me in your direction :).
Hi 🙂 I am wondering what the dates are for the YTT in Thunder Bay for 2015.