This week has been the wrap-up of an 11 week journey for me and 19 other beautiful and amazing yogis. Together we sweat, cried, laughed, got weird, and gained the skills to move bodies through asanas. While this list is small compared to the many experiences we actually went through, the main takeaway for me is love. I feel it every time I walk through Yo Yo Yogi’s doors. Being new to a city, this is probably the best decision I could have made. I now have a family here and a support system and I am so grateful.
My “final”/first 60 minute yoga class was Thursday morning, 8AM. Going into it, I was super nervous, but really excited because I felt strong about my sequence, music, and message. It was an honor to teach to a room full of people I admire and love. Like any yoga class, it wasn’t perfect, nor should it be. With each teaching experience comes growth and improvement. You just have to show up and give it your all.
Looking ahead to what is next, I see so many possibilities. I will continue to teach. I find joy in the process and want to reach as many people as I can and teach them the benefits of yoga. I have no clue where this practice will lead me, but I am ready for all opportunities that come.
There have been many emotions throughout the teacher training: doubt, vulnerability, exhaustion, comfort, excitement… And today it comes to a close. It is “graduation day” and a time to celebrate our accomplishments. After the last two finals this afternoon we will dine out, kick back, and have a few more laughs together.
I want to thank Yo Yo Yogi, Terri, Alex, and Kristi Cole for welcoming me into your family. Thank you for supporting me and giving me the tools to share my voice and spread the yoga love. I also want to thank all my fellow teacher trainees. Mad love to each and every one of you.