I’m beginning an exciting new journey! Yoga teacher training!
The first set of classes are this weekend. I’ll be in training Friday evening, all day Saturday and most of Sunday. Classes are one weekend a month through November.
I’m feeling incredibly grateful for this opportunity. Going through yoga teacher training has been something I’ve thought about over the years, but it the timing was never right.
When I learned that Avani in Hastings was offering a teacher training, I knew I had to jump at this opportunity. This feels like the right time. It feels like it’s exactly what I need right now.
I’ve been doing yoga for many years, and it’s always been the only time that I can be fully present.
This is a struggle for me. Being present. I’m a planner, a doer, a goal setter and someone who is always moving forward. I have a difficult time being in the moment without thinking about what’s next.
But when I practice yoga, I’m just there. I’m focusing on my breath and body and letting everything else fall away.
I know this is the right time for me to focus on yoga because life feels a bit out of control. It may seem crazy to add one more thing to my schedule when I’m already balancing a full-time job, my health coaching business, Life’s Abundance and teaching fitness classes. But I have a feeling that focusing on yoga will allow me to be more present and mindful, and bring me clarity in all of those areas. Something I truly need.
I’ve been trying to think back to the first time I did yoga. I think I did a few yoga videos at home and took some yoga/Pilates fusion-type classes over a couple of years back when I first started working out regularly.
I think the first yoga class that I ever took was in New York City in October 2011. My cousin, Kristi, and I took a girls trip, and we found a free yoga class in Union Square. I remember feeling really intimidated and thinking that yoga was way harder than I thought.
I didn’t start doing yoga regularly until a couple of years later.
When the BF lived in Hastings, I started going to Friday happy hour yoga classes or Saturday morning power yoga classes at Avani. The BF was friends with the owners and had introduced them to me. I loved their positive and calming presence.
It took some time, but I finally began hearing the messages from my yoga teachers…about using breath, finding stillness, creating balance on and off the mat, speaking your truth and more. I found myself becoming more interested in the spiritual aspect of yoga and not as focused on the postures.
So here I am! I’ll be spending the next seven months studying and practicing yoga. What?!?! I’m excited to see where this journey takes me. Don’t worry, I’ll bring you along on this adventure and I’ll share my experiences here on Sweet Success!