It’s almost the end of of the year, and I thought it might be nice to do a little 2017 year in review. I’ve had quite the journey this year with my yoga practice, and it’s fun to look back and see how far I’ve come. There’s also some great stuff coming up on the horizon that I’m really looking forward to. So, indulge me a little, and take a look with me at the year that was, and the future that will be.
Now that my yoga teacher training journey has come to an end, I wanted to take a moment to talk about what’s next for this blog and my yoga journey. This is really more of a short, housekeeping type of post. It’s just a way for me to let my readers know where I am and where I plan to take this.
Well, here we are. I’ve reached the end of my 200-hour yoga teacher training experience. When this yoga teacher training experience started, I would never have believed we’d get here so quickly.
We held our final weekend/retreat this past weekend at Canaan Valley Resort. This post is going to be a bit different than my past posts about my yoga teacher training weekends. For one thing, I’ll not be breaking down the weekend into multiple posts per day. We were there for four days, and it seems excessive to break each day down into individual posts. For another, I’m not planning to recap each and every thing we did. Again, we did a great deal in four days, and it seems like too much to put into one post.
This post will be a combination of telling you about the weekend, along with telling you about the wonderful group of ladies I’ve been spending my time with. So please, read on and enjoy this final chapter in my yoga teacher training experience.
We’re jumping right into my October YTT weekend in this post! Saturday’s focus was the throat chakra and the endocrine system. We also played with the “king” and “queen” of asana, headstand and shoulder stand. Of course, we also did some practice teaching and had a lot of fun together. Let’s get to it!
Why Not Dive In?
As I mentioned in my first post, encouragement from Angela at Main Street Yoga is one of the major reasons I decided to start yoga teacher training. I’m not sure I would have applied without her prodding. I didn’t feel ready, but her encouragement convinced me to try. Now here I am, just waiting for that first training weekend in April.
I should also mention that Angela is that teacher who is not only great with beginning students, but also knows what her established students are capable of doing. If she thinks she can push you just a little more, she will. I’m usually really grateful for the push, too. So, I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised a few weeks ago when she asked me to sub for her at the end of March. That’s right. She wanted me to teach for her at the end of March. Training starts in April. So, I would be teaching my first yoga class a month before I start teacher training. Nothing like doing a cannonball into the pool! Continue reading “Teaching My First Yoga Class”