I am so excited about becoming a Registered Yoga Alliance School. I freaking love teaching yoga. That would be part of the reason I opened a wellness studio with my main focus being teaching yoga. It's been a love of mine for the past 15 year now. Even on the days I think I might not like it anymore I step onto the mat and I'm instantly in love again.
Now teaching people to teach others is a beautiful thing! I have my first class graduating next weekend. They are all fantastically amazing in their own unique way of being human and in teaching yoga.
February 20th marks the start of the next Journey Om Yoga 200 hour training that is ONLINE! I've been working on the material and I am so pleased with what I'll be presenting through videos, live classes via livestream, the community emails, skype sessions and more. Yes it will feel like a community. A modern community that does things electronically. It is ok in my book!
It took me a little while to be ok with offering this training online but the more feedback I received from people all over the country that wanted yoga teacher training and just couldn't find 30 whole days to immerse themselves in a picturesque yoga teacher training experience (although it's on my bucket list), or even finding time to make it to a physical class 4 times per week while taking care of a family and working full time. That's why I created this training and it will be awesome. No doubt. AND it will feel like a community. Teacher Trainees will be connected, will have to communicate with one another and will have to teach a live online class. Of course if you live near J.O.Y. Wellness my wellness studio then yes you are required to come take classes in person!!
Yoga Teacher Training is one of the MOST magical things I have ever done. My teacher, Vimala Ren Fields was absolute pure mother earth peace and not in a hippy kind of way but a swami kind of way. She is the real deal, with 40 years of practice and teaching. Yes it was a magical experience but don't mistake my magic for unicorns and rainbows. It absolutely transformed me physically, but what it did for my mind and spirit is almost impossible to put into words.
Life hasn't always been easy to say the least and that shit gets stored in our cells for sure. Yoga has a way of coaxing it to rise to the surface. I almost put the word gently before coaxing but it's not always gentle but it is always what you can handle. It just depends on how much you surrender to what lies within. I wasn't always ready to face what was within so I may have felt like I was going to die from time to time. But die in a good way and to be honest, parts of me did die and were re-born into something much better.
Getting back on track...this upcoming yoga teacher training will transform lives, it will create great yoga teachers, it will inspire and encourage teacher trainees to dive deep, to develop, to become what their souls yearn for IF they are up for the journey.
So are you up for it? And remember yoga teacher training does not necessarily mean you need to teach yoga to large groups or at all, it can also be used to learn about what your purpose is on this earth, it can be used to create a meaningful personal practice, it can be used to just learn more about yoga and all of it's wonderful benefits....
February 20th! Let's Journey Om...
Peace and Love
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